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Agile Development


MH Take a Test Drive: Acceptance Test-Driven Development
Jared Richardson, Agile Artisans
Mon, 05/04/2015 - 8:30am

The practice of agile software development requires a clear understanding of business needs. Misunderstanding requirements causes waste, slipped schedules, and mistrust within the organization. Jared Richardson shows how good acceptance tests can reduce misunderstanding of requirements. A testable requirement provides a single source that serves as the analysis document, acceptance criteria, regression test suite, and progress-tracker for any given feature. Jared explores the creation, evaluation, and use of testable requirements by the business and developers.

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W10 Risk-Based Testing for Agile Projects
Erik van Veenendaal, Improve IT Services BV
Wed, 05/06/2015 - 1:45pm

Many projects implicitly use some kind of risk-based approach for prioritizing testing activities. However, critical testing decisions should be based on a product risk assessment process using key business drivers as its foundation. For agile projects, this assessment should be both thorough and lightweight. Erik van Veenendaal discusses PRISMA (PRoduct RISk MAnagement), a highly practical method for performing systematic product risk assessments. Learn how to employ PRISMA techniques in agile projects using Risk Poker.

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W16 Testers and Testing: A Product Owner’s Perspective
Scott Barber, PerfTestPlus, Inc.
Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:00pm

Testers frequently feel that they and their contributions to delivering software are undervalued. These feelings may stem from patterns of important defects being de-prioritized, receiving lower salaries than their peers who code, being assigned seemingly pointless tasks, or being expected to “test comprehensively” with insufficient time and resources (that tend to shrink as the target release date approaches). If you’ve experienced these feelings, you’ve probably wondered “What does senior management value if not the information testers provide?!?” If so, here are some answers.

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