Delete that test column!

25-minute Talk

Traditional "In Test" columns can often create silos between developers and testers, leading to handoffs and delays that hinder the Agile workflow. By eliminating this column, teams can foster a share

Virtual Pass session

Timetable

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Tuesday 14th

Room

Room F1 - Track 1: Talks

Audience

Delivery Leads, test leads, engineering managers, developers, testers

Key-Learning

  • The traditional role of the "in test" column, it's benefits and draw-backs
  • Benefits of removing the "in test" column: foster collaboration, better visibility for testing, shared responsibility etc. activities, and others
  • Other methods of visualising test activities on a scrum/kanban board
  • Practical tips for transitioning away from having a test column

Enhancing Agility: Removing the "In Test" Column for a More Efficient Workflow

Title: Delete that test column! Subtitle: Enhancing Agility: Removing the "In Test" Column for a More Efficient Workflow Abstract: In this presentation, we will explore how removing the "In Test" column from Agile team boards can enhance collaboration, streamline processes, and improve overall efficiency.

Traditional "In Test" columns can often create silos between developers and testers, leading to handoffs and delays that hinder the Agile workflow. By eliminating this column, teams can foster a shared responsibility for quality, increase transparency, and embrace a continuous testing mindset. We will discuss the various challenges and drawbacks associated with the "In Test" column and present alternative approaches to effectively visualize testing activities, such as using swimlanes, color-coded cards, tags, labels, checklists, custom fields, and progress indicators.

These techniques promote a more collaborative and efficient environment, ensuring all team members are actively engaged in the testing process. Additionally, we will provide tips on transitioning to a new workflow, emphasizing the importance of team engagement, training, and monitoring progress. Join us to discover how rethinking the "In Test" column can elevate your Agile team's performance and productivity.

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