In Part 1, we showed how the quadrants can guide conversations to plan testing activities that support continuous delivery (CD). What about other tasks to support CD, like building a deployment pipeline?
Applying the Agile Testing Quadrants to Continuous Delivery and DevOps Culture – Part 1: Working Towards Continuous Delivery
This is a two-part series. Here in Part 1, we discuss using the agile testing quadrants in the context of working towards continuous delivery. Part 2 is about using the quadrants to plan your delivery pipeline.
Our take on the Modern Testing Principles
In our first book, Agile Testing, we introduced our “10 Principles for Agile Testers”. At the time, most testers were still part of a siloed testing team, working in a phased-and-gated methodology. The mindset shift to testing being a continual process, not a phase tacked on at the end, was new and the concept was […]
Agile Testing Condensed Now Available in Paperback (On Amazon)!
Whether you have years of experience helping your team build quality into your software product, or you’re just starting out in an agile or DevOps team and wondering how to fit in all the testing activities, there is a lot to learn. Where to start? We’ve distilled the basics of testing and building a quality […]
Our New Book – Agile Testing Condensed: A Brief Introduction
by Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin We (Lisa and Janet) realized some time ago that our first two books Agile Testing and More Agile Testing were intimidating to many readers (although the people who did get through them, found them useful). Some of the comments were: “They are just too big – I can’t get […]
Scaled Agile Integration Testing – Guest blog post
This is a guest blog post by Carey Fletcher, a Tet Manager with QualIT, and has over 10 years of testing experience working in various sectors with her expertise in software test processes and practices. Carey contacted Janet to get feedback on how she had implemented her process to see if she was on the right track.
What’s In Our Books – And What’s Not
We’re often asked whether our books are suitable for people who don’t yet know anything about testing. Another question we sometimes get is along the lines of “Why don’t your books contain in-depth explanations of systems thinking, coverage, oracles, model-based testing, performance testing, <fill in your favorite testing technique here>?” Agile Testing and More Agile […]
Name for the Test Planning Cheat Sheet
Thanks for being patient with us – it’s been a long delay, we know since we asked for the communities’ input. Life got in the way and we had so many good choices and we didn’t completely agree on any one, but we finally made a decision and combined ideas from three different suggestions. … […]
Test Planning Cheat Sheet
A successful whole-team approach to agile testing means lots of conversations about potential upcoming features. These might begin with a project inception, a design critique, a pre-iteration or iteration planning meeting. We need to learn so much about each feature if we’re going to successfully deliver what the business, customer and users want and need. […]
Our ever-evolving, never set-in-stone definition of ‘agile testing’
Our definition of “agile testing” Thanks everyone for your input on our original definition. We’ve changed it slightly based on new conversations and comments. Definition of agile testing: (by Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory) Collaborative testing practices that occur continuously, from inception to delivery and beyond, supporting frequent delivery of value for our customers. Testing […]