Agile Test Strategies and Management


Course Details


This two-day course focuses on practical issues faced by increasing numbers of testers. These issues arise because most corporations are still fairly traditionally structured even though many software development teams are heading full steam into modern iterative, incremental, component based, agile software development techniques. This leaves corporate testers stuck coping with an organizational and technical paradigm shift that traditional policies and practices are inadequate to handle. The highly iterative environment characteristic of these modern development projects has a dramatic and comprehensive effect on all aspects of testing including test planning, scheduling, budgeting, risk assessment, overall test asset allocation and fundamental organizational issues.

This course presents a disciplined approach of how to integrate testing processes with iterative/incremental software engineering practices. The course is founded on the philosophy that mature agile approaches to software development, while markedly unique, are as disciplined as any other mature software development approach.

Learning Objectives:

  • Set up an appropriate test process for an iterative project
  • Set up an appropriate organizational structure for an iterative project
  • Determine which agile concepts are appropriate for any iterative project
  • Plan, schedule, track, and allocate risk for an iterative project
  • Optimally coordinate the test team with the development team
  • Plan, create and execute effective tests for modern iterative software systems

Additional topics include:

  • Quasi-Agile
  • Stories and test cases
  • Coordinating between embedded testing and independent testing
  • Bug reporting and tracking
  • Progress and quality assessment reports
  • Identifying and quantifying risk
  • Mapping risk to requirements and test cases
  • Test case automation
  • Agile metrics
  • Scrum
  • EXtreme Programming (XP)
  • Retrospectives
  • CMMI

Who Should Attend

  • Software Test Managers
  • Software Testers
  • Software Developers
  • Business Analysts
  • Project Leaders


Schedule & Registration


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