11. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint - The Customer Test Team

I don’t mean the acceptance test team, although many think and organize it as if it is the same. On a test conference a few weeks ago I heard the story of moving testing out of the sprint, or adding a specific test sprint after a development sprint. Both ‘worksrrounds’ I dislike, you lose the flex... [More]

Test Automation Day Deck - Agile ALM - Getting testing done in a sprint

Below my http://www.testautomationday.com/ presentation (demo’s will follow next week on my YouTube channel). Agile teams find it hard to get the testing effort in sync with the other development activities. Not only development tests are executed during sprints, all other kind of testing activitie... [More]

10. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – the Definition of Done

Are we done? When this is unclear the team will do too less or too much. Both are bad. The Definition of Done helps to define when you are done, the same as a master test plan helps to define the test levels. A good definition of done specific for your team and project will definitely help knowing w... [More]

09. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – Test Tasks on the Board

It seems obvious that you need to have activities in the sprint for your testing activities. At least when you have something in your Definition Of Done what covers testing, like: Test Complete Integration tested done Functional testing done Regression testing done Performance t... [More]

TMap for TFS Windows Phone 7 App available in the marketplace.

TMap (Test Management Approach) is a method for structured testing of software. An essential part of the method is the Life Cycle.         The TMap Life Cycle app describes the different phases of the TMap Life Cycle and has the capability to create TMap Test Tas... [More]

08. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – Write Logical Acceptance Tests

During release planning meeting. Capture acceptance criteria and immediately add the as logical test cases to the PBI. It will help the team to understand, clarify the discussion and more important for this topic, it helps testers be involved, and be important at the early stages of the software cyc... [More]

07. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – Risk and Business driven Tests

I really like the mindset “no risk, no test”. So, when there isn’t any business risk, there aren't any tests and is it easy to fit testing in a sprint. More realistic do a good risk analysis on your product backlog items before start writing thousands of tests. Also in scrum is risk an important att... [More]

06. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – PBI Implementation Sequence

A challenge in getting testing done in a sprint is the fact that the software (PBI) isn’t ready to be tested till implementation/ coding is done.  How To. Work on completing each item in the sprint backlog and finish one item after another, see task boards below. BAD -- Not able to s... [More]

05. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – No Double, Triple Testing

One way of getting testing done in a sprint is making it [testing] as efficient as possible, meanwhile this also saves money. One way of getting more efficient is not doing things double or triple. An interesting thing with testing, we do test double or triple. We test it during unit, during unit in... [More]

04. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – Undone Backlog Item

A tip straight from the previous Scrum Guide (The guide updated and the undone TIP is removed, read The 2011 Scrum Guide – A Lot of Changes! ). But, the TIP still works, although it isn’t an ‘official’ tip anymore… Undone End to End Testing End to end testing, is not an agile specific testing pra... [More]