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More Agile Testing > What Is Your Context?

This is digitalised collection of testing resources created and published by Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory in their book More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team“. For more details on their work, visit http://agiletester.ca.

Already digitalised and checked parts: Introduction, Learning For Better Testing, Planning, Testing Business Value, Investigative Testing, Test Automation. Comming soon:  Agile Testing in Practice.

Part VII: What Is Your Context?

Books

Links goes mostly to amazon.com. My website does not have affiliate links.

Articles, Blog Posts, Slide Decks, Websites

Janet Gregory: 3 Blog Posts

As a trainer I give a training every week, another group of people and one of 3 topics: testing, requirements, quality with or without agile. To entertain myself, each time I tell another stories and mention another resources. There are no identical trainings. To keep an overview I decided to do little collection of sources I usually mention and additionally to highlight 3 blog posts.

When I read Agile Testing, book written by Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin, I could not imagine that few years later I will teach her & Lisas training. Over the years Janet has helped me to write articles and to find my voice in testing community. I am big fan of Agile Testing Fellowship and excited to be part of it.

Here are Janets 3 blog posts:

  1. Shift Left – Why I Don’t Like the Term

  2. Do You Need A Test Column? …Lets Talk.

  3. Removing Clutter – Removing Defects

Have fun while learning!

Johanna Rothman: 4 Blog Posts

As a trainer I have another training every week, another group of people and one of 3 topics: testing, requirements, quality with or without agile. To entertain myself, each time I tell another stories and mention another resources. There are no identical trainings. To keep an overview I decided to do little collection of sources I usually mention and additionally to highlight 3 blog posts.

I remember that I heard about Johanna Rothman before, I remember that I read some of her pieces, but I was in other level of life and I did not really understood her. This winter I rediscovered Johannas blogs (she has three of them!!!) and keep reading us much as I can. I like that her blog posts make me think and some of things I try to use in my coaching sessions. Here are Johannas 4 blog posts from her blog Create An Adaptable Life:

  1. What Makes You Remarkable?
  2.  How Do You Feel When Others Honor You?
  3. When Do You Suffer from Comparison-itis?
  4. Who Will You Start to Become Today?

Have fun while learning!

Book review: Managing the Test People

2011 when I got to be a test manager for the first time, there was one thing what helped me to overcome my beginner insecurity. It was the book by Judy McKay “Managing the Test People“.

Judy calls test team a perfect beast and all book is build around this perfect beast. How to create perfect beast (team building), how to find parts for perfect beast (job descriptions and interviews), how to fit the beast into the herd (test people working for projects), how to feed your beast (all kind of bonuses) and to keep it effective (manager needs to work for the team). I like the chapter about synergy and pride.

I found this book very easy to read. Maybe because I really like to compare a test team to a perfect beast. Over the years many Judy stories became my stories. Have fun to read it!

Lisa Crispin: 3 Blog Posts

As a trainer every week I have another training, another group of people and one of 3 topics: testing, requirements, quality with or without agile. To entertain myself, each time I tell another stories and mention another resources. There are no identical trainings. To keep an overview I decided to do little collection of sources I usually mention and additionally to highlight 3 blog posts.

This week I will highlight Lisas work. I had the honour to create and run a workshop with her together and since then, I am huge Lisas fan (I was before already, but now HUGE fan.)  Her blog has all kind of posts – information about webinars, recordings, book reviews, pieces of information from her books and many, many, many situations of her daily work. Here are Lisas 3 blog posts I suggest you to read:

  1. Teamwork for building in quality
  2. Dressage, Discipline and Quality
  3. Team Commitment to Quality

Have fun while learning!

Katrina Clokie: 3 Blog Posts

Katrina Clokie

As a trainer every week I have another training, another group of people and one of 3 topics: testing, requirements, quality with or without agile. To entertain myself, each time I tell another stories and mention another resources. There are no identical trainings. To keep an overview I decided to do little collection of sources I usually mention and additionally to highlight 3 blog posts.

I start with Katrina, who is one of my role models. Her blog is a real treasure chest, but many post surfers may have a feeling that it is for advanced readers. Please do not get scared, here are 3 blog posts what everyone will find helpful:

  1. Use your stand up to make testing visible

  2. How do you decide what to automate?

  3. Can we remove a tester from our agile team?

Additionally I suggest you to explore her posts labeled with “Pathway“.

Learning Lessons

To escape old thinking and behaviour patterns will try some new things. First two I will print out on handy cards, carry with me and will use every waiting moment when I would usually check my mobile, to check my learning cards. For my-needs-card I have another idea. Tomorrow starts our team-summer-work-camp and I want to do it as a team exercise to raise awareness how different we are and what do we need to deliver better results.

Command Line

CRITICAL THINKING CHEAT SHEET

My Needs card by Angie Doyle

More Agile Testing > Test Automation

This is digitalised collection of testing resources created and published by Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory in their book More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team“. For more details on their work, visit http://agiletester.ca.

All already digitalised and checked parts in this series: Introduction, Learning For Better Testing, Planning, Testing Business Value, Investigative Testing, Test Automation, What Is Your Context?, Agile Testing in Practice.

Part VI: Test Automation

Books

Links goes to amazon.com. No affiliate links.

Articles, Blog Posts, Courses, Videos, Code Examples

More Agile Testing > Investigative Testing

This is digitalised collection of testing resources created and published by Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory in their book More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team“. For more details on their work, visit http://agiletester.ca.

Already digitalised and checked parts: Introduction, Learning For Better Testing, Planning, Testing Business Value. Comming soon: Test Automation, What Is Your Context?, Agile Testing in Practice.

Part V: Investigative Testing

Books

Links goes to amazon.com. No affiliate links.

Articles, Blog Posts, Slide Decks, and Websites

More Agile Testing > Testing Business Value

This is digitalised collection of testing resources created and published by Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory in their book More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team“. For more details on their work, visit http://agiletester.ca.

All already digitalised and checked parts in this series: Introduction, Learning For Better Testing, Planning, Testing Business Value, Investigative TestingTest Automation, What Is Your Context?, Agile Testing in Practice.

Part IV: Testing Business Value

Books

Links goes to amazon.com. No affiliate links.

Articles, Blog Posts, Slide Decks, and Websites

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