Here is my recent guest post for Zephyr…
Performing Testing in Agile projects is not termed as Agile testing. Agile testing involves whole different mindset. Then, how do you know your team has Agile testing mindset? As a coach, I start this by asking testers the following few questions:
- Do have to wait until the development is done to start testing?
- Do testers feel there is a lack of time at the end of Sprint?
- Are testers blamed when defects are identified?
If testers answer “Yes” to some or all the questions above, then the team still has “Waterfall” mindset in guise of Agile.
Another litmus test to try is to check the team’s wall which is popularly called “Kanban” wall. If you see a wall like the one below, where the “Test” ing is a separate column, then this is a smell.
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