Test Management in Agile

Full-Day Tutorial (6 hours)

There is still need for test management in Agile but it is done differently

Timetable

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday 4th

Audience

Testers, test managers, test consultants, product owners, scrum masters

Required

Bring your own laptop/tablet

Key-Learnings

  • How to make and use a test strategy in Agile
  • Making and using light weight documentation
  • Different test management like roles in Agile
  • Test planning and monitoring in Agile
  • The value of quality thinking in Agile organisations

Test strategy, test planning, test documentation and test management roles in agile

System Development has changed due to the introduction of Agile. So test management has to change as well. In this tutorial you will learn how test management fits in modern system development.

We start the tutorial by discussing the value of the various test management activities. From this we’ll derive a set of key questions that any test strategy should address. The main responsibilities and test management related activities will become clear. During highly interactive exercises we will make our own agile test strategy at sprint level and learn how we can plan and monitor testing. We will do an exercise with light weight documentation (one page test plan and test charters) and discuss test strategies at e.g. release train level.

In larger organizations we see there is a need for test management like roles. For instance where compliance issues are important, in big projects where testing in different teams should be coordinated, as line manager of a test pool or responsible for development of test craftsmanship. In the last part of the workshop we will explore in which situation a test manager is justified.

By attending to this workshop you will understand basic test management activities and test management roles in an agile environment. During the tutorial we will work with practical templates that you can apply in your own office. This tutorial is relevant for testers and test managers who are already working in an iterative, Agile of DevOps environment as well as testers and test managers that will soon work in such an environment.

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