Agile Testing Essentials

Pearson presents Agile Testing Essentials.

Agile Testing Essentials

Course Description

Agile Testing Essentials LiveLessons from Pearson is based on fundamental concepts from Lisa Crispin’s and Janet Gregory’s two best-selling books, Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams and More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team. By the end of the course, participants will understand how testing fits into short and frequent delivery cycles and how each team member can contribute to the success of a quality product. Every team member, including testers, programmers, team facilitators, business analysts, designers, product owners and product managers, will find value in this course. Goal: To introduce a basic understanding of how agile teams build quality into their product, with the whole team engaged in testing activities throughout the delivery cycle. Testing is critical to the suc... Read More »

Agile Testing Essentials LiveLessons from Pearson is based on fundamental concepts from Lisa Crispin’s and Janet Gregory’s two best-selling books, Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams and More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team. By the end of the course, participants will understand how testing fits into short and frequent delivery cycles and how each team member can contribute to the success of a quality product.

Every team member, including testers, programmers, team facilitators, business analysts, designers, product owners and product managers, will find value in this course.

Goal: To introduce a basic understanding of how agile teams build quality into their product, with the whole team engaged in testing activities throughout the delivery cycle. Testing is critical to the successful delivery of a quality product—not a phase to be executed right before delivery.

Approach: Each topic starts with a presentation of the material, assisted with slides and/or a live discussion between Janet and Lisa. Examples are used throughout to help explain the topic, and there is an opportunity for participants to practice different techniques through exercises. After each exercise, Janet and Lisa discuss how they approach the exercise and guide participants in connecting what they’ve learned with their own teams and projects.

What you’ll learn:

  • Grow your agile testing mindset
  • Understand the Whole Team Approach to building in quality
  • Use models such as Agile Testing Quadrants to ensure all necessary testing activities are covered
  • Explore your software product to discover defects and missing features
  • Use Leading practices to succeed with automation
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Course Details:

Target Audience

  • Testers
  • Programmers
  • Team Facilitators
  • Business Analysts
  • Designers
  • Test Managers
  • Product Owners
  • Product Managers

Prerequisites

  • This course requires you to have basic knowledge of agile practices.
Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

Certificate of Completion

Format of Certification

Digital and Print

Professional Association/Affiliation

This certificate is issued by Pearson LearnIT

Method of Obtaining Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Course Outline

  • Learning objectives
  • Shift your mindset
  • Build your skill set
  • Engage the whole team
  • Focus on quality, not speed
  • Get some real answers to your questions
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: Whole team approach
  • Learning objectives
  • Understand your context
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: Regulatory context
  • Use models to help you plan
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: Agile testing quadrants
  • Learn what tests can help guide development to build the right thing
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: Tests that guide development
  • Learn what tests critique the product for fast feedback and realistic use
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: Regression tests
  • Understand how to plan for quality attributes
  • Stop and think
  • Let's talk: Performance quality attribute
  • Prepare for the end game
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: The end game
  • Learning objectives
  • Apply your testing mindset to the business problem
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: Question the business problem
  • Learn how to use conversations to build shared understanding
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: User scenarios
  • Explore the power of guiding development with executable tests
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: Concrete examples
  • Learn how to write high-level acceptance tests
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: Acceptance tests
  • Summary
  • Learning objectives
  • Articulate the benefits of automation
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: Automation obstacles
  • Change your automation approach for agile projects
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: Who can help automate?
  • Create an automation strategy using the automation test pyramid
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: Test automation pyramid
  • Develop a path to success
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: Automation approach
  • Guide your automation with principles and practices
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: Automation practices
  • Find your quick wins
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: Small experiments
  • Learning objectives
  • Define exploratory testing
  • Use personas to change perspectives
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: Personas
  • Learn different techniques to explore
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: Techniques for exploring
  • Focus your exploring
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: Charters
  • Summary
  • Learning objectives
  • Understand the 7 success factors of agile testing
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: Key success factors
  • Deliver with confidence using core agile testing practices
  • Stop and think
  • Let’s talk: Confidence building practices
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