Changing your testing mindset

Lisa Crispin (Pivotal Labs)

Half-day workshop - in English

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In many "traditional" software develpoment organizations, testers are on separate teams, and testing comes "after". This is all different with agile (or what Lisa likes to simply call "good software development"). Everyone on the team should be involved with testing activities and take responsibility for quality. It takes a mindset shift for everyone, including the testers. The focus shifts from finding defects after coding to preventing defects from getting into the code in the first place. Our job is more than taking customer requirements and turning them into code - we need to help customers identify the most valuable features to deliver and implement those as simply as possible. 

In this workshop we'll discuss patterns and practices that  help everyone change how they think about testing. Participants will get a chance to try out some techniques that help us build the right software for our customers, and adopt a whole-team approach to testing and quality.  

This session is for anyone with an interest in improving software quality and delighting their customers. At least a beginner-level knowledge of agile is required.

Primarily for: Developers, Tester/test leads, Project managers

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