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  • Copyright 2015
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-419062-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-419062-4

A Comprehensive Collection of Agile Testing Best Practices: Two Definitive Guides from Leading Pioneers

Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin haven’t just pioneered agile testing, they have also written two of the field’s most valuable guidebooks. Now, you can get both guides in one indispensable eBook collection: today’s must-have resource for all agile testers, teams, managers, and customers. Combining comprehensive best practices and wisdom contained in these two titles, The Agile Testing Collection will help you adapt agile testing to your environment, systematically improve your skills and processes, and strengthen engagement across your entire development team.

The first title, Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams, defines the agile testing discipline and roles, and helps you choose, organize, and use the tools that will help you the most. Writing from the tester’s viewpoint, Gregory and Crispin chronicle an entire agile software development iteration, and identify and explain seven key success factors of agile testing.

The second title, More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team, addresses crucial emerging issues, shares evolved practices, and covers key issues that delivery teams want to learn more about. It offers powerful new insights into continuous improvement, scaling agile testing across teams and the enterprise, overcoming pitfalls of automation, testing in regulated environments, integrating DevOps practices, and testing mobile/embedded and business intelligence systems.

The Agile Testing Collection will help you do all this and much more.

  • Customize agile testing processes to your needs, and successfully transition to them
  • Organize agile teams, clarify roles, hire new testers, and quickly bring them up to speed
  • Engage testers in agile development, and help agile team members improve their testing skills
  • Use tests and collaborate with business experts to plan features and guide development
  • Design automated tests for superior reliability and easier maintenance
  • Plan “just enough,” balancing small increments with larger feature sets and the entire system
  • Test to identify and mitigate risks, and prevent future defects
  • Perform exploratory testing using personas, tours, and test charters with session- and thread-based techniques
  • Help testers, developers, and operations experts collaborate on shortening feedback cycles with continuous integration and delivery

Both guides in this collection are thoroughly grounded in the authors’ extensive experience, and supported by examples from actual projects. Now, with both books integrated into a single, easily searchable, and cross-linked eBook, you can learn from their experience even more easily.

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Table of Contents

Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams

Note from the Publisher iiA

Foreword by Mike Cohn xxxvA

Foreword by Brian Marick xxxviiA

Preface xviiiiA

Acknowledgments xlixA

About the Authors liiiA

Part I: Introduction 1A

Chapter 1: What Is Agile Testing, Anyway? 3A

Agile Values 3A

What Do We Mean by “Agile Testing”? 4A

A Little Context for Roles and Activities on an Agile Team 7A

How Is Agile Testing Different? 9A

Whole-Team Approach 15A

Summary 17A

Chapter 2: Ten Principles for Agile Testers 19A

What’s an Agile Tester? 19A

The Agile Testing Mind-Set 20A

Applying Agile Principles and Values 21A

Adding Value 31A

Summary 33A

Part II: Organizational Challenges 35A

Chapter 3: Cultural Challenges 37A

Organizational Culture 37A

Barriers to Successful Agile Adoption by Test/QA Teams 44A

Introducing Change 49A

Management Expectations 52A

Change Doesn’t Come Easy 56A

Summary 58A

Chapter 4: Team Logistics 59A

Team Structure 59A

Physical Logistics 65A

Resources 66A

Building a Team 69A

Summary 71A

Chapter 5: Transitioning Typical Processes 73A

Seeking Lightweight Processes 73A

Metrics 74A

Defect Tracking 79A

Test Planning 86A

Existing Processes and Models 88A

Summary 93A

Part III: The Agile Testing Quadrants 95A

Chapter 6: The Purpose of Testing 97A

The Agile Testing Quadrants 97A

Knowing When a Story Is Done 104A

Managing Technical Debt 106A

Testing in Context 106A

Summary 108A

Chapter 7: Technology-Facing Tests that Support the Team 109A

An Agile Testing Foundation 109A

Why Write and Execute These Tests? 112A

Where Do Technology-Facing Tests Stop? 119A

What If the Team Doesn’t Do These Tests? 121A

Toolkit 123A

Summary 127A

Chapter 8: Business-Facing Tests that Support the Team 129A

Driving Development with Business-Facing Tests 129A

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