Agile Testing Basics for Non-Testers
Have you ever asked a tester “how in the world did you find that bug?” or “what is that strange language the testers are speaking?”. Or maybe you’re being asked to pick up testing activities on your agile cross-functional team. Agile testing is its own unique skill set and is more and more often being completed by non-testers. In agile, quality has become a team responsibility. Increasingly, developers and non-testers are being asked to test and "shift left", but are rarely given the tools to ensure their testing is up to snuff. This often results in wasted time and effort and costly bugs. In this session, explore some of the basics of exploratory testing, testing terminology, and start to think like testers. Key takeaways include: session based testing with charters, testing vocabulary and techniques, testing pyramid, understanding and communicating risk, and why automation isn’t always the answer.