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1 Evolving Agile Testing Fran O Hara, Inspire Quality Services #esconfs

2 We provide Agile, Quality and Process Improvement Services such as Consulting/Coaching: Strategic advice and hands-on Coaching/mentoring in areas such as agile, testing, process improvement, etc. Training public/inhouse: Lean/Agile: Certified/Advanced ScrumMaster, Succeeding with Agile/Scrum, Agile project management, Agile Testing, Product Owner training, Lean/Kanban, etc. Testing (ISTQB Foundation and Advanced Test Manager/Analyst, Risk-based testing, Test design techniques, Testing for developers, TMap, Peer Reviews, UAT, etc.) Requirements/Business analysis Software project management Assessments Agile practices Industry standards and models such as CMMI, TPI, TMMi, etc.

3 Agenda Setting the scene Requirements and Testing Agile Test Strategy Tester role

4 The Major Agile/Lean Methods Scrum (1995) PM Oriented Timeboxing Prioritized backlog Daily standup meetings Demo after each iteration Correct the process through lessons learned XP (1999) Engineering Oriented (A)TDD, refactoring, pair programming, continuous integration, simplicity, whole team, planning game, Kanban(2010) Continuous Improvement Visualize Reduce WIP Manage Flow Make process Policies Explicit Nurture effective feedback loops Improve Collaboratively (using scientific method) 4

5 Some Underlying Shifts

6 How agile changes things Whole Team Approach - collaboration Coding and testing are integrated rather than distinct phases Early and frequent feedback TDD/ATDD practices Test-infected developers, better automation strategies, better designed tests Always working software 6

7 Agenda Setting the scene Requirements and Testing Agile Test Strategy Tester role

8 User stories - CCC As a <role> I need <action> so that <result> Card As a customer I search for users so that I can view their details Value: Med Risk: Low Estimate: 3 pts INVEST Independent Negotiable Valuable Estimable Small Testable Confirmation I can find users I can use any search criteria I need Once found I can view details. Conversation BDD: In order to <benefit> As a <role> I want <functionality>

9 Purpose of confirmation/acceptance criteria define the boundaries for a user story/feature help the product owner answer what she needs in order for this feature to provide value (typically these are the minimum functional requirements) help the team gain a shared understanding of the story/feature help developers and testers to derive tests help developers know when to stop adding more functionality to a story 9

10 Level of detail in confirmation/acceptance criteria Try to keep relatively high level Detail goes into Memory or internal team documentation (notes) can include wireframes and screen mockups, validation rules, etc. Automated acceptance tests (ideally defined to be understood by all) Note: examples make excellent acceptance criteria (see Specification by example by Gojko Adzic) 10

11 Agenda Setting the scene Requirements and Testing Agile Test Strategy Tester role

12 Agile Testing Quadrants

13 The Automation Pyramid Manual Tests e.g. exploratory Based on Mike Cohn GUI layer e.g. Selenium Automate at feature/workflow level API/Service layer Acceptance Tests e.g. Fitnesse, Cucumber Unit/Component layer Developer Tests e.g. JUnit Automate at story level Automate at design level

14 GRANULARITY Maintaining Context PRIORITY 14

15 Sprints and Testing Strategy Sprint 1 Dev + Test* Sprint 2 Dev + Test* Sprint 3 Dev + Test* Additional testing Additional testing Additional Testing *Sprint test = Automated Unit & Acceptance, Manual Exploratory Within a Sprint may need to perform additional testing as part of a defined but adaptive testing strategy e.g.: Feature/ epic or workflow level testing Combination/feature interaction testing Business cycle & end-to-end scenario testing exercising multiple stories, end of month processing, etc. Performance testing Usability testing Security testing System integration testing Note: Ideally any testing needed should be included within the Sprint rather than being deferred.otherwise are we defining one Done for Sprints and another for Release? Evolve to fully Working Software!!

16 Agenda Setting the scene Requirements and Testing Agile Test Strategy Tester role

17 Role of tester Involved continuously from start e.g. Facilitate communication between the technical & business stakeholders Support early validation of requirements Help the customer/business stakeholders define acceptance criteria Support creation of automated acceptance tests Or define for developers to script Expand scope of acceptance tests see agile testing strategy Advise the team about overall risks and trends Perform manual/exploratory tests Needs technical awareness

18 Role of developer in relation to testing Perform code reviews Use static analysis tools Perform effective unit testing Automated ideally using TDD achieving structural coverage Perform component/component integration testing Again ideally automated, API/Service level Support testers in Acceptance/System testing Frameworks for automated API/Service level testing GUI based automation 18

19 From: Lisa Crispin,

20 Evolving from sequential to iterative/incremental Sprint 1 Sprint 2 A Code Code Code & Bug Fix Test Sprint 1 Sprint 2 B Code Code & Bug Fix Code Code & Bug Fix Test Test Sprint 1 Sprint 2 C Code & Bug Fix Test Code & Bug Fix Test

21 Key Opportunities to Innovate & Renovate Backlog grooming 21

22 Q&A Fran O Hara InspireQS

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