In This Video

Testing has been seen as an afterthought or a bottleneck by many for so long, even those companies implementing Agile methods. As more organizations around the world want to move towards continuous delivery — and as our systems become more complex — a lot of testers, teams, and customers are getting stressed out.

When the whole team takes responsibility for testing and quality, we can deliver small increments of value to our customers frequently and at a sustainable and stress-reduced pace. In this talk, presented in conjunction with Agile Testing Days, Janet and Lisa explain how the whole team working together improves product quality.

Learning takeaways:

  • Ways to encourage team members in all roles and specialties to own quality, learn, and use testing skills
  • Some leading practices to build quality in and reduce cycle time
  • How testers, developers, product owners, and others can shift their mindsets to help the team solve testing problems and improve quality.

About the Speaker(s)

Lisa Crispin is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (2014), and Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (2009). Lisa was voted by her peers as the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person in 2012. Please visit www.lisacrispin.com and www.agiletester.ca for more.

Janet Gregory is an agile testing coach and process consultant with DragonFire Inc. She is the co-author with Lisa Crispin of Agile Testing Condensed: A Brief Introduction (LeanPub 2019), More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (Addison-Wesley 2014), and Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Addison-Wesley, 2009), the Live Lessons Agile Testing Essentials video course, and “Agile Testing for the Whole Team” 3-day training course. Janet specializes in showing agile teams how testing practices are necessary to develop good quality products. She works with teams to transition to agile development and teaches agile testing courses worldwide. She contributes articles to publications and enjoys sharing her experiences at conferences and user group meetings around the world. For more about Janet’s work and her blog, visit https://janetgregory.ca or https://agiletester.ca You can also follow her on twitter @janetgregoryca. Together with Lisa Crispin, she has founded the Agile Testing Fellowship to grow a community of practitioners who care about quality. Check out https://agiletestingfellow.com to find out more about courses and membership.