SCRUMBAN – A Different Approach to Agile

SCRUMBAN – A Different Approach to Agile

During the time I have passionately pursued my career in software testing, I have been fortunate enough to work on various Agile methodologies which have allowed me to understand a number of pros and cons that need to be considered before selecting one methodology...
Managing Technical Test Debt

Managing Technical Test Debt

This download re-frames the notion of Technical Debt into the arena of Agile QA & Testing. managing-technical-test-debt About the Author Bob Galen BOB GALEN is the Director of R&D and Scrum Coach at iContact in Durham, N.C. In this role, he operates as an...
Fruits, Baby Steps, and Coffee

Fruits, Baby Steps, and Coffee

It is my pleasure once again to present at the Software Test Professional Conference fall 2013. Actually, present is not the best word, facilitate is more accurate. I have the opportunity to facilitate a Lean Coffee session, which is a fairly newly structured, yet...
Testing and Test Automation in Agile Projects

Testing and Test Automation in Agile Projects

Agile has become more common, but functional testing often remains a manual process because during Agile iterations/sprints, there is simply not time to automate it. In this article, I will introduce a method for testing and automation called Action Based Testing...
Agile Testing – Do We Need Test Plans?

Agile Testing – Do We Need Test Plans?

Usually these test plan documents are comprehensive with a lot of information regarding scope, entry-exit criteria for each gate and phase of testing, testing types, environments, timelines, point of contacts etc. So, is there a need to have test plans for Agile based...
Two Views of Agile Unit Testing

Two Views of Agile Unit Testing

Test consultant Rex Black and Scrum Master Bob Galen have been at odds lately about agile methods and their effect on software testing. Black claims to spend much of his time helping clients overcome the new challenges they encounter “when using agile methods,...