Agile testing is an evolving approach to software testing that follows the principles of agile software development as defined in the Agile Manifesto.

Learn the role of the tester in an agile team and explore agile testing processes in an interactive workshop.

From user story elicitation and grooming through development and testing, this course prepares you to be a valuable member of an agile development team.

This hands-on course equips delegates with knowledge of Agile methods and how to test based upon User Stories. Delegates will understand how to engage with "whole team" concepts that will allow them to collaborate with the Agile team and provide value to stakeholders by being the "testing expert" on the team.



Course outline

  1. Introduction into Agile testing

    Testing process within Agile development
    Power of three (Tester, Developer, Product Owner)
    Role of the Tester in a team
    Lean/Agile development approaches
    Development methodologies (TDD, ATDD, BDD)
  2. Testing within a team

    Requirements specification
    Development and Testing
  3. Other testing within Agile cross-functional teams

    Regression testing
    Acceptance testing
    Other specialized testing approaches
  4. Development of a Tester role

    Development of a Tester role within a cross-functional team
    Career path of a Tester in Agile development

Key takeaways

  • Understand the agile development process and their place in it.
  • Understand the purpose of testing within Agile development lifecycle.
  • Discover how testing is implemented in different agile environments.
  • Understand the role of Tester in various team activities.
  • Strengthen the position of Tester on meetings.
  • Learn about testing through the development lifecycle and how to perform it.
  • Improve the skills to catch the defects earlier in the process.
  • Improve the negotiation and communication skills within the development team.
  • Recognize the main agile testing challenges and how to address them.
  • Explore key agile testing practices—ATDD, BDD, TDD, and ET.

Topics covered