Our Scrum board is more than a simple tool for tracking tasks; it’s a visual representation of our team’s workflow and a key element in driving efficiency, predictability, and collaboration. A well-configured Scrum board provides a clear picture of progress,… Read More »The Art of Updating Your Scrum Board
Still questioning the necessity of software testing? Dive into a detailed discussion on its indisputable significance, backed by tangible models.
“Removing the ‘In Test’ column from your Scrum board is not about downplaying the importance of testing. Rather, it’s about integrating software testing more closely into the software development lifecycle, encouraging collaboration, boosting efficiency, and reinforcing the Agile principle of shared responsibility for quality.”
Have you ever found yourself lost in translation, trying to turn acceptance criteria into solid, dependable acceptance tests? You’re not alone. It’s a common struggle for both software testers and developers. But what if there was a method that could… Read More »Unleashing Quality: From Acceptance Criteria to Acceptance Tests Through Example Mapping
Understanding the Current Skill Set Without understanding the skills available within a software engineering team, it can be easy to chase unrealistic goals or overlook important testing problems. A comprehensive understanding of the team’s strengths and weaknesses allows for the… Read More »Leveraging the Skill Set of a Software Engineering Team for an Effective Test Strategy
How to Use Lean Coffee and a Skills Matrix to Evaluate Your Software Engineering Team’s Testing Maturity
In today’s fast-paced software development landscape, Agile teams must constantly adapt and innovate to maintain efficiency and deliver value to their customers. One aspect of Agile project management that often goes overlooked is the organization and visualization of work items… Read More »Why Removing the Test Column from Your Kanban Board Makes Sense
Having a separate “in test” column on a sprint board can be considered an anti-pattern because it can create a bottleneck in the testing phase and prevent the team from achieving a continuous delivery model. Here are some reasons why:… Read More »Quit that “in test” column!
In today’s fast-paced business environment, software development teams are under increasing pressure to deliver high-quality software quickly and frequently. This is where agile methodologies come in. The Agile Manifesto outlines 12 principles that provide guidance on how to develop software… Read More »Delivering Value: How Testers Can Help
Throughout my career from being a manual tester to test engineer to test architect to head of delivery, one question came up time and again: how do we do testing in agile? Releasing frequently is essential in agile, but waiting… Read More »The 12 principles of Agile, as lived by a tester