How Agile Changes Testing, Part 4

In Part 1, I discussed the agile project system. In Part 2, I discussed the tester’s job in agile. In Part 3, I discussed expectations about documentation (which is what the original question was on Twitter). In this part, I’ll talk about how you...

How Agile Changes Testing, Part 3

In Part 1, I discussed how an agile approach changes testing. In Part 2, I discussed how the testers’ job changes. In this part, I’ll talk about expectations. Since the developers and testers partner in agile, the testers describe their approach to testing...

How Agile Changes Testing, Part 1

Last week, I attempted to have a Twitter conversation about agile and testing. I became frustrated because I need more than 140 characters to explain. This is my general agile picture. For those of you can’t see what I’m thinking, the idea is that a...

How Agile Changes Testing, Part 2

In Part 1, I discussed the project system of agile. In this part, I’ll discuss the need for testing documentation. In a waterfall or phase-gate life cycle, we needed documentation because we might have had test developers and test executors. In addition, we...

Make Stories Small When You Have "Wicked" Problems

If you read my Three Alternatives to Making Smaller Stories, you noticed one thing. In each of these examples, the problem was in the teams’ ability to show progress and create interim steps. But, what about when you have a “wicked” problem, when you...