Why Agile Testing

By |2012-07-22T17:19:58-04:00July 22, 2012|Agile Testing|

Background I recently had a couple of weeks with a few activities related to "Agile Testing". "Agile Testing" for those not familiar with it is the name we give to the set of thinking guidelines, principles and practices that help run the testing aspects of product development/maintenance in a more effective way under an Agile delivery approach. A question that came up while presenting the concepts today at a client was "What's broken? Why do we need this?". While my [...]

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Testing Flow LSSC11 Video available at the limitedwipsociety.org

By |2011-09-03T10:51:52-04:00September 3, 2011|Agile Testing, Events, kanban|

If you didn't have the chance to see me talk at LSSC11, you can check out the video over at the LimitedWipSociety WIKI. More videos are available to LSSC members - anyone interested in Lean/Kanban/Systems Thinking should seriously consider joining and checking those videos out!    

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Read my article on the journey of a Tester from waterfall land to Agile/Kanban land (in Hebrew…)

By |2011-04-15T10:19:21-04:00April 15, 2011|Agile Testing|

A couple of months ago I ran into Think Testing - a new magazine for testers in israel (published in Hebrew). I found it very interesting, and decided I want to contribute. My article has been published in issue number #3. It tries to provide some insight on the experience of a tester when his organization/team decides to go Agile. (Update: article no longer available in original location so use slideshare now) I also like the design work they are [...]

LeanSSC/Kanban US conference 2011 – #LSSC11 – Are you coming?

By |2010-12-06T14:51:08-05:00December 6, 2010|Agile Testing, kanban|

  The Lean Software and Systems Consortium US-based community conference will be May 3-6 next year, in Long Beach California. I'll be there, talking about  "Using Kanban and CFD to effectively manage Agile Testing" For some initial ideas in that area you can checkout earlier blog posts as well as  http://www.slideshare.net/yyeret/using-kanban-and-cfd-to-effectively-manage-agile-testing The Lean Software and Systems Conference is the Kanban conference for North and South America in 2011. This is where the community gathers and is where you will get the first chance to see and [...]

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Collaborating with specialized roles using kanban classes of service

By |2010-11-17T23:15:50-05:00November 17, 2010|Agile Testing, kanban|

  I want to share a solution I came up with together with a team of performance / non-functional testing, working in a product group in a large enterprise. This solution deals with the challenge of bridging the principles of "Those who build the system test it", "Non functional testing is a collaboration role", and the fact that specialized roles such as performance testers are usually stretched to cover the demand for their services.  This group wanted Performance testing for [...]

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How to use kanban and lean concepts to effectively manage agile testing end to end

By |2010-11-17T22:52:05-05:00November 17, 2010|Agile Testing, kanban|

  I recently have been working on an agile testing training. Why is it relevant here? Because one of the modules I'm most fond of (not surprisingly) introduces kanban and CFD as a way to deal with some common problems that occur around testing once you start to work feature-driven (agile).  [slideshare id=5814742&doc=usingkanbanandcfdtoeffectivelymanageagiletesting-101117144040-phpapp01]   Any thoughts appreciated!   We are currently running this training course both publicly and internally. If you are interested, contact AgileSparks at info@agilesparks.com 

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Lean/Agile Testing

By |2010-11-12T09:51:30-05:00November 12, 2010|Agile Testing|

I've been a bit quiet lately on the blog front (as well as twitter for those who are following) Mainly I've been busy preparing an Agilesparks Agile Testing training with Ronen Bar Nahor. While a lot of work, it has been a great experience. We tried to take some of the Lean/Kanban work we've been focused on lately and apply it to the Testing domain. Those following my blog can see some of that thinking already.  Applying concepts like Limited [...]

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Finding the right Dev to Test Ratio when working in Kanban

By |2010-08-03T16:49:01-04:00August 3, 2010|Agile Testing, Blog, kanban|

In a previous post I started talking about the ratio between Dev and Test, and promised to revisit how it looks like in an Agile/Kanban environment. Whenever I talk to teams/managers about Kanban, whether as part of a workshop, or with a team actually practicing Kanban, the issue of testing as the bottleneck surfaces quite quickly. A typical situation looks like this: What we see here is a classic bottleneck in a kanban system. Testing are at their [...]

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