Agile Testing Condensed

Agile Testing for the Whole Team

Learn ways your whole delivery team can collaborate to plan and execute the many different testing activities needed to build quality into your product and delight your customers.

Agile development is considered “mainstream”, yet many testers joining agile teams feel overwhelmed or stressed out. 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 enable teams to build quality into their product.

If you’re a tester who is new to agile, or your agile team’s product doesn’t meet your customers’ quality expectations, join us to for an in-depth look at how agile teams can successfully build quality in.

Over the course of the two days, participate in all the testing-related activities involved in planning and delivering a new feature. Activities include:

  • Using the agile testing quadrants model to plan testing at the product, release, and iteration levels, and guide development with technology- and business-facing tests

  • Use models such as the test automation pyramid to get traction on test automation

  • Ways testers contribute with their specialized skills and with helping non-testers on the team build testing skills

This tutorial will give you the tools to help 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 about bugs to prevent them 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, exploratory testing, and using retrospectives to continually improve your testing.

Janet and Lisa share many real-life examples of how teams collaborate to deliver high-value, high-quality software. Participants will share their stories with each other as well.

Participants leave with practical skills and techniques you and your team can start using right away.

The tutorial is aimed at testers, developers, iteration facilitators, team leads, managers, anyone on who wants to learn what testing means on an agile team. Everyone will benefit from understanding their contribution and the interaction with testers on the team.


The tutorial includes the opportunity to join the Agile Testing Fellowship free of charge. Participants who elect to join can take an online assessment at their convenience, to confirm their basic understanding of agile testing concepts. They’ll receive a document showing they are Agile Testing Fellows and be invited to join the Slack workspace for continued support from Lisa, Janet, and other Fellows around the world.

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