A Path to Holistic Testing

Growing Your Agile Testing Mindset

How can your agile team fit in all testing activities and build quality into your products? It’s a mindset switch from ‘bug detection’ to ‘bug prevention and value injection’.

Agile development is considered “mainstream”, yet many testers joining agile teams feel overwhelmed or frustrated. Many “agile” teams still struggle with delivering good-enough-quality software in a timely manner, and find themselves dragged down by production bugs.

They haven’t mastered core practices that let us build quality into software. Continuous delivery and DevOps culture seem like unachievable goals.

If you’re new to agile, or you’re finding it hard to succeed with any aspect of testing with your team, join us to get traction on agile testing basics. Adopting an agile testing mindset means helping your team tackle tough challenges such as automating, collaborating for testing in a cross-functional team, and building what your customer really wants. You’ll learn how to change your thinking to prevent bugs from happening in the first place. You’ll get hands-on experience with core practices such as guiding development with business-facing tests, using the Agile Testing Quadrants to plan all testing activities including , exploratory testing, and using retrospectives to continually improve your testing.

You’ll learn about key testing activities on both the left and right sides of the DevOps loop. By the end of the day, you’ll have a full testing toolbox and a list of experiments to help your team build quality software and think testing from a holistic viewpoint.

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