At the Agile Testing Days conference last week in Berlin Rob Lambert presented on how excessive structure kills creativity and what that means for agile software development. One of his main arguments was that making agile development palatable to larger companies pretty much defeats the key points of the Agile Manifesto. Continue reading
For those of you confused by the slides in my previous post, here is what you missed if you weren’t at agile testing days:
Here is my presentation from today’s talk on top 10 reasons why teams fail with ATDD from Agile Testing Days 2010. The interviews are from my upcoming book on Specification by Example, to be published soon by Manning. I also mentioned our opensource book on Cucumber called The Secret Ninja Cucumber Scrolls.
Geoff Bache presented on “Making GUI testing productive and Agile” today at Agile Testing Days 2010. Bache started by saying that there is an assumption in the community at the moment that GUI testing is hard to pull off correctly, much harder than data-driven testing, and that many teams have given up on that approach. But instead of bypassing the user interface, he advised teams to re-think the entire user interface testing approach and make it productive. Continue reading
Lisa Crispin presented a keynote titled “Limbo lower now: An agile approach to defect management” today at the Agile Testing Days 2010 in Berlin today. She compared defect management to Limbo dancing where the bar is progressively lowered. “We want to lower the bar and reduce defects”, said Crispin. Continue reading