Andreas Schliep (@andreasschliep) talked about how to test your organization, he started by telling about his experience about playing the ballpoint exercise, which is a kind of scrum-simulation, where the team has to do an exercise, then do a retrospective, and starts to iterate (and hopefully improve).
Gojko Adzic (@gojkoadzic)talked about the five key challenges he sees for agile testers tomorrow. He has two basic statementes/ assumption which guide him to these challenges: Technology is changing fast and the field of agile testing is quite well defined today.
According to Gojko, these challenges are
- shorter delivery phases
- agile is now mainstream
- faster feedback
- large „enterprise“ projects
- validating business, not software
The initial statement of Anko Tijman (@agiletesternl) in his talks was, that agile testing is about migitating the risk, therefor a test strategy should focus on risks in
- business acceptance
In this talk Lisa Crispin (@lisacrispin) and Janet Gregory (@janetgregoryca) presented some major issues they learned about since they published their book Agile Testing some years ago.
These topics are:
- Feature Acceptance
- Test Automation
- Large Organisations with Multiple Teams
- Distributed Teams
- Continous Learning
Agile Testing Days 2011
From monday to wednesday I had the chance to visit the Agile Testing Days in Potsdam. It was an awesome event: I met a lot of interesting people (delegates, speakers & tutors), had many interesting conversations, met former colleagues, listened to amazing talks, and learned a lot. Far too much to wrap everything up in one blog posting. Therefor I will use this article to list up all the articles about the Agile Testing Days 2011 (#agileTD), the list will be updated as a add articles, so drop in from while to while, or subscribe to the RSS-feed:
- Agile Testing and Test Management, Johanna Rothmann
- What Testers and Developers Can Learn From Each Other, David Evans
- Do agile teams have wider awareness fields?, Rob Lambert
- Who do You Trust? Beware of Your Brain, Linda Rising
- Product Management using Effect Mapping, Gojko Adzic
- Appendix A: Lessons Learned since Agile Testing Was Published, Lisa Crispin & Janet Gregory
- A Balanced Test Strategy Strengthens the Team, Anko Tijman
- Testing your Organization, Andreas Schliep
- Five key challenges for agile testers tomorrow, Gojko Adzic
Short notice: I will participate at the German Agile Testing and Exploratory (GATE) Workshop 2011 on October 1st & 2nd in Hamburg, Germany. My topics will be „Shared responsibility for quality vs. separate QA teams“.
Other guys participating so far: Markus Gärtner, Maik Nogens, Meike Mertsch, Eusebiu Blindu & Sven Finsterwalder.
More info available on the GATE homepage: www.gate-workshop.de.
I´m looking forward to have a productive weekend full of learning and insights with these guys!
Scrum Master course
Today was the first day of the Scrum Master course I´m taking with Agile Partner / Collabnet. Coach is Dan Rawsthorne, who´s doing a great job. So far it´s fun and I´ve learned a lot and had great talks with the other students! Looking forward for tomorrow!
My employer (Agile Partner) is organising the following free seminars in April & May 2011:
- Serious games for agile teams, 21 April 2011 – 12h30
- Continuous Integration – Software factories, 19 May 2011 – 12h30
Registration is open until one day before the seminar.
Grap the chance and drop in.
I have visited a presentation about Clean Code yesterday: Agile Partner – Agile Mëtteg – Clean Code.
Some of the covered topics:
- How to tell the difference between good and bad code
- How to write good code and how to transform bad code into good code
- How to communicate intentions through code
- How to create good names, good functions, good objects, and good classes
- How to format code for maximum readability
Scrum in under 10 minutes