Agile and testing

For the Bits & Chips magazine I wrote an article in which I describe three different test teams. All three are working in an Agile environment and all three teams experience their work in a different manner. In this article I focus on the documentation. Should it be finalized before the sprint? Should we not expect that the true behavior of the system is determined during the sprint. That is where the adaptively comes from, right? But how are these additional choices documented, how much time do the testers loose in trying to find out what to test? Different teams have different opinions and strive for different solutions.

Want to know more: read the column: I rather have a good design than a detailed testcase (in dutch)

About derkjandegrood

Derk-Jan de Grood, works for Squerist as senior test consultant and agile advisor. As Trainer, Consultant and Agile Coach, he is involved with improvements and agile implementations. Derk-Jan is the author of several successful books including TestGoal, Grip on IT and the Dutch Testers association’s jubilee book on future trends in testing. In 2016 he published “Agile in the Real World”, a book on SCRUM. Derk-Jan won several awards including the prestigious European Testing Excellence Award in 2014
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2 Responses to Agile and testing

  1. punkmik says:

    this is exactly something we are struggling with. You don’t happen to have this prepared in English (or German 🙂 ) by any chance? Would love to read more!


    • Hi Punkmik,
      Glad you recognize the topic. I do not have a translation yet. But will make a translation soon. stay posted. But If you have a questions, you can ask, I’ll try to give you the best answer I can. maybe others can join in as well.


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