Don’t Go over the Waterfall: Keep Agile Testing Agile

Aaron Barrett, Infusionsoft

All too often an agile iteration resembles a mini-waterfall cycle with developers coding for the duration of the iteration and then throwing code “over the wall” to the test team. This results in the all-too-familiar “test squeeze” with testers often testing code after the iteration has already finished. When testing occurs after an iteration’s end, the agile principle of potentially releasable is violated and negatively impacts the next iteration. To avoid these problems we must ensure that all testing is completed before the end of the iteration. But how can we achieve this? Aaron Barrett explains that the solution lies in the planning and processes that govern the agile team. Learn proven strategies that allow your test teams to move testing back inside the iteration and take back a plan to keep you from going over the waterfall.

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