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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. … […]
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 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 […]
A student in one of Janet’s classes asked her for a definition of agile testing. He wanted a nice clean definition, which he didn’t get from our 3-day class. Janet went through both of the books we authored, Agile Testing and More Agile Testing, and found that we do not have a succinct definition in […]
What We Learned Writing Agile Testing together showed us the value of pairing on a book. Thanks to our complementary skills, we stuck to a schedule, and honed our writing so that even we couldn’t tell who had written the first draft of a chapter. We liked the conversational tone of our writing. We knew […]
Reviews and Edits – The First Round We are so grateful for our volunteer reviewers. A handful of them read each chapter at least once, and a happy few reviewed all of our chapters through three revisions. We experimented with ways to get feedback.
We’ve had so many questions over the past few months about how long our book took to write, what is different from the first book, how did we come up with the title, etc., that we decided to make our first blog post on this site about that. However, we had so much fun going […]