Often agile implementations downplay the need for the testing role. Many teams struggle with getting management to understand why testers may be needed on agile teams. These managers have read that testers aren’t needed on agile teams, that the programmers can do all their own testing. This often leads to a gap in what is tested for a product and results in critical defects escaping to production. Come and join Janet to find out how testers, can do much more than “just” test!
Janet shares her thoughts about what testers can do to educate their teams and management in the importance of having professional testers. She also will share ideas on educating developers and other team member on expanding their testing skills. Creativity is required to get developers to do some heaving lifting with testing, and Janet will share her stories on some of the ways she has found successful.
An agile testing coach and practitioner, Janet Gregory is the co-author of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams and a contributor to 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know. Janet specializes in showing agile teams how testers can add value in areas beyond critiquing the product; for example, guiding development with business-facing tests.