Agile Testing: It’s a Team Sport

Jeff "Cheezy" Morgan, LeanDog

Who is responsible for testing on agile teams? The answer is “Everybody”—and yet this is rarely the case. Often the testers write their test cases in isolation and execute them after development is finished. Developers write their code without talking to the testers except to understand how to reproduce the latest discovered defect. Product owners elaborate requirements in isolation and then hand them off to the team only to check back at the end of the sprint. Business analysts spend their time working on documents that have questionable usefulness. Join Cheezy Morgan as he paints a different picture. With the help of volunteers from the audience performing skits, Cheezy demonstrates practices that not only foster collaboration among all team members but also dramatically improve quality. These practices help teams achieve a better flow resulting in a more streamlined development effort. This new picture is a picture of teamwork and quality assurance.

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