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Agile Development

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W3 The Tester's Role in Agile Planning
Rob Sabourin,
Wed, 04/10/2013 - 10:30am

If testers sit passively through agile planning, important testing activities will be missed or glossed over. Testing late in the sprint becomes a bottleneck, quickly diminishing the advantages of agile development. However, testers can actively advocate for customers’ concerns while helping the team implement robust solutions. Rob Sabourin shows how testers contribute to the estimation, task definition, clarification, and the scoping work required to implement user stories.

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W7 Testing Challenges within Agile Teams
Janet Gregory, DragonFire, Inc.
Wed, 04/10/2013 - 12:45pm

In her book Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams, Janet Gregory recommends using the automation pyramid as a model for test coverage. In the pyramid model, most automated tests are unit tests written and maintained by the programmers,and tests that execute below the user interface—API-level tests that can be developed and maintained collaboratively by programmers and testers. However, as agile becomes mainstream, some circumstances may challenge this model.

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