More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team

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Lisa Crispin

Lisa Crispin is an agile testing coach and practitioner. She is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams

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Janet Gregory

Janet Gregory is a Calgary-based consultant specializing building quality systems and her passion is promoting agile quality processes. 

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Publication date: October 9, 2015

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Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin pioneered the agile testing discipline with their previous work, Agile Testing. Now, in More Agile Testing, they reflect on all they’ve learned since. They address crucial emerging issues, share evolved agile practices, and cover key issues agile testers have asked to learn more about.

Packed with new examples from real teams, this insightful guide offers detailed information about adapting agile testing for your environment; learning from experience and continually improving your test processes; scaling agile testing across teams; and overcoming the pitfalls of automated testing. You’ll find brand-new coverage of agile testing for the enterprise, distributed teams, mobile/embedded systems, regulated environments, data warehouse/BI systems, and DevOps practices.

Table of Contents

Chapter    
I. Introduction
1. How Agile Testing Has Evolved  
2. The Importance of Organizational Culture  
II. Learning for Better Testing
3. Roles and Competencies  
4. Thinking Skills for Testing  
5. Technical Awareness  
6. How to Learn  
III. Planning–So You Don’t Forget the Big Picture
7. Levels of Precision for Planning  
8. Using Models to Help Plan  
IV. Testing Business Value
9. Are We Building the Right Thing?  
10. The Expanding Tester’s Mindset: Is This My Job?  
11. Getting Examples  
V. Investigative Testing
12. Exploratory Testing  
13. Other Types of Testing  
VI. Test Automation
14. Technical Debt in Testing  
15. Pyramids of Automation  
16. Test Automation Design Patterns and Approaches  
17. Selecting Test Automation Solutions  
VII. What Is Your Context?
18. Agile Testing in the Enterprise  
19. Agile Testing on Distributed Teams  
20. Agile Testing for Mobile and Embedded Systems  
21. Agile Testing in Regulated Environments  
22. Agile Testing for Data Warehouses and Business Intelligence Systems  
23. Testing and DevOps  
VIII: Agile Testing in Practice
24. Visualize Your Testing  
25. Putting It All Together  
Appendix A: Page Objects in Practice: Examples
Appendix B: Provocation Starters