Testing your Organization (#agileTD 2011)

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).

Learning Testing

Five key challenges for agile testers tomorrow (#agileTD 2011)

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

  1. shorter delivery phases
  2. agile is now mainstream
  3. faster feedback
  4. large „enterprise“ projects
  5. validating business, not software
Learning Testing

A Balanced Test Strategy Strengthens the Team (#agiletd 2011)

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

  • code
  • interfaces
  • requirements
  • architecture
  • business acceptance

Lessons Learned since Agile Testing Was Published (#agileTD 2011)

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
  • Culture
  • 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:

Learning Testing

German Agile Testing and Exploratory (GATE) Workshop 2011

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!


Free seminars in Luxemburg (April & May 2011)

My employer (Agile Partner) is organising the following free seminars in April & May 2011:

Registration is open until one day before the seminar.
Grap the chance and drop in.


Clean Code

I have visited a presentation about Clean Code yesterday: Agile PartnerAgile 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

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