For some strange reason I can´t follow (without having talked to anyone yet) the book study group decided to study chapter 21 for this week´s session. Chapter 21 has the headline „Key success factors“ and is more or less a summary of all the chapters before. Seven key success factors are given, here my notes/ remarks to this.
Things in “ are quoted directly from the book, normal text is my abstract, and things marked by an arrow ‚->‘ are my comments on something.
So here we go, my notes for Chapter 21, „Key success factors“, of „Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams“ by Lisa Crispin & Janet Gregory:
- Use the whole-team approach
- „Lines between roles are blurred, but that´s a good thing. Everyone is focussed on quality“
- testable code will be designed, when the whole team is responsible for testing -> 😉
- tester should lose „Quality Police“ mindset
- „There´s no room for big egos on agile teams.“
- use agile principles/ values to decide what to do when in doubt
- polish your craft (-> self education ;-))
- try new things; if you fail, you fail fast -> and can improve fast
- make problems visible
- different types of automated tests, compare agile testing quadrants and test automation pyramid
- start simple -> !
- „Test Automation is a team effort.“
- support in the way of time, training & motivation is needed
- Feedback is not only about giving, but also about receiving/ obtaining Feedback
- „You can´t test quality into the product.“
- „Coding and Testing Are Part of One Process“
- „Synergy between Practices“ -> The result is more then just the sum of all the single pieces.
- -> How to do this easily in huge companies, with multiple scrum teams and hundrets of customers?
- -> Nothing to add 😉
That wasn´t too easy imho, since it was already a summary and I agree with most of the statements/ points given… so imho this blog post isn´t very meaningful at all… at least I can see it as an exercise for myself.