Assessment – How agile is your testing?

Assessment – How agile is your testing?

We often see agile teams that have adopted the ceremonies and language of Scrum, but in reality they do waterfall in 2 week increments. One of the easiest ways to notice this is to take a look at how a team tests. Here are some of the common warning signs we see:...
Product Owner Decision Making

Product Owner Decision Making

The most important thing a Product Owner needs to do is say NO. If they don’t it results in a huge backlog with lots of items, and usually pressure to deliver more than is realistically achievable. Many people fail to realise that Scrum is not about building the...
More Agile Testing: Book Review

More Agile Testing: Book Review

We were lucky enough to receive a pre-release copy of Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin’s new book: More Agile Testing. The book is available for pre-order and the published version is coming soon. I highly recommend the book, even if you haven’t read the...
What is Agile Testing

What is Agile Testing

We have been running agile testing workshops for a few years, and given some talks at conferences. It seems there is lots of talk about agile testing going around. But what does it really mean? How do you know if your testing is agile or not? It’s not agile...
Next Generation Testing

Next Generation Testing

Yesterday I gave a talk at the Next Generation Testing Conference in Johannesburg. It was a great conference and I hope that Unicom will be organising more of these in future. My slides for the talk are on slideshare: Some other things that might help you if you are...