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The role of testers in Agile

In November we gave a keynote at Agile Testing Days, which is now officially our favourite conference ever! The organisers and attendees are so much fun and all seem to be really passionate about testing. We highly recommend attending.

Our keynote was titled “Tester’s are dying!”. It was a cheap trick to rile up some of the testers at the event 🙂 We definitely don’t believe this, but we do think there are not enough good agile testers around, so the talk focussed on lessons learned from our electricity shortage in South Africa, and how we could apply those lessons to the shortage of agile testing skills.

See the slides from the talk here:

We were also interviewed for InfoQ about what we believe the role of testers is in agile teams. Take a look at the interview here:


This book includes a collection of workshops to help teams grasp these principles and adopt an agile testing mindset. It’s not just for testers. A key part of agile testing is that the whole team is involved, so we always run these workshops with everyone in the team.

If your team is ready for the next level we highly recommend running through the workshops in this book, it will teach them a number of simple but valuable techniques to help prevent bugs and dramatically increase the quality of your products.

You can download a free sample of the book here: