I'm offering a public workshop about Transitioning to Agile in Stockholm, May 28-29, 2012, in English.
Developers' lives change when you transition to agile. Product owners' lives change. Managers lives' change. The organization's culture changes. And, when a project and an organization transitions to agile, the testers and test managers lives' change, too.
Through our debriefs, we will address these topics in the workshop:
- Managing legacy test technical debt (what do you do with the tests that are useful but not automated?)
- How do you change your idea of where you fit in the project?
- How do you change others' idea of where you fit in the project and the organization?
- What does a test manager do?
- How do you know a product is ready for release? Or, when is a project over?
- How do the testers “keep up” with the developers? (It's easy. You will experience how. Easy, peasy.)
Why is this especially for test-type people and project manager-type people? Not because I don't like developers; I do! In many ways, the testers, project managers, and business analysts, the “not-developers” from more traditional projects have a very difficult transition. They may never have thought of themselves as product developers before. In agile, we ask them to think of themselves as such. Making the transition, and maintaining the transition can be a challenge. I can help.
Here are some slideshare.net resources you might find useful:
- QA or Test? Does it Matter? You Bet it Does!
- Agile Testers and Test Management
- Overcoming some Pitfalls of Transitioning to Agile
Some articles you might like:
- Transitioning to Agile Testing
- Agile Managers: The Essence of Leadership
- Transitioning to Agile in the Middle of a Project
I have more on my blog in the transition to agile tag. Please poke around and read more.
I will address your issues in the workshop. But only if you sign up. I would love to see you there. Please do sign up.