Book Study Group: “Agile Testing”, Chapter 21

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.

Book Learning

Book Study Group: „Agile Testing“

Two weeks ago, at work we had the kick-off-session for a „Book Study Group“.
In a former „book swashing session“ facilitated by Deborah Preuss and Sebastian Lang, it came out that we want to start with „Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams“ by Lisa Crispin & Janet Gregory or with „Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship“ by Robert C. Martin.


Tester and programming skills

Why should (agile) testers have programming skills? They are testers, not programmers. Why to know how to code, if it isn’t your job to do so?


Responsibility for your learning (?)

Since I’ve heared Maruks Gärtner’s talk about self education at #agileTD I’m thinking about two things mostly:


def intialize

Yesterday & the day before I had the chance to visit the Agile Testing Days in Berlin, thanks to my employer Agfa Healthcare who send me there and paid the fee, thanks! 🙂
I setup this blog because of a talk of Markus Gärtner (Blog: http://blog.shino.de/, Twitter: @mgaertne) who recommended to write a (private or public) journal about the things you´ve learned to get feedback about it from others and I think also to re-think before writing it down, which might improve learning as well. To be honest – I am thinking about that for a while now, but what me kept from it are mainly the following concerns: Is it interesting for others what I´m writing about? Is my english good enough for others to be readable? Maybe it´s wrong what I´m writing? etc.? But what I didn´t consider yet was „How do I benefit from that?“, but after Markus talk I at least know, that my own learning benefits from it, and I think that´s worth a try! 😉 So, here we go, and thanks a lot to Markus!
These days I´m mostly interested in testing, agile, integration & -ility testing in an agile environment and being a teamlead of a „classical integration test team“ and a „classical test manager“, finding my role/ position in an agile organisation and how to support developers (programmers AND everybody else developing our product) best. Furthermore I’m doing functional GUI test automation and scripting with Ruby.
I´m very courius about how this will evolve and how I (and you!) can benefit from this!