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Book Excerpt: Agile Testing


Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams by Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory is a practical book is for testers who find themselves on an agile team, test and quality assurance managers in organizations transitioning to agile development, and agile teams learning how to approach testing. InfoQ presents a pdf download of Chapter 21- Key Success Factors, which is the last chapter of the book and presents 7 critical issues for successful agile testing.

Uncle Bob Martin, of Object Mentor, Inc., says of this book:

Refreshingly pragmatic. Chock-full of wisdom. Absent of dogma. This book is a gamechanger. Every software professional should read it.

You can read an overview of the book and download a chapter from this article.

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  • Interesting article.

    by Sameer Nambiar,

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    A year and half ago we switched to using Agile-Scrum in our product release cycles with great success. Interestingly, all the aspects we addressed and what we have in place today, can pretty well be summarized in the "chapter 21" attached to this article.

    I am looking forward to laying my hands on this book. Agile thinking seems to naturally drive teams (mostly driven by need) to incorporate these aspects into their development processes.

  • Great book

    by Corey Haines,

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    I'm currently working through this book, and I heartily recommend it. I am a programmer, and, despite the name (Testing), it has an amazing amount of insight for all members of an agile team.

    Lisa and Janet's emphasis on whole-team emphasis, rather than just the testing roles holds true to the agile principles surrounding team-oriented development.

  • Very recommended book

    by Franco Martinig,

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    In my opinion, this book is a must for everybody involved with software testing, agile or not. Some authors are good at presenting theories but unable to connect them to practice. Other are good at telling stories from the trenches, but without being able to produce an analysis of the situation and propose some solutions. On the less examined domain of agile testing, Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory are, luckily for us, presenting a book that covers both the personal experience of being a tester in agile projects and a conceptual vision of the place of quality assurance in software projects. Thus you will find in this book “stories” that comes from past projects and “mind maps” that helps to have a high-level vision of the material of each chapter.

  • pdf file download seems corrupted

    by Hendrik Ballegeer,

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    I downloaded the pdf file. Acrobat reader version 9.3.4 reported that the files is damaged.

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