Note that this post is part of a series where I am ‘live blogging’ my way through the ministry of testing’s 30 days of Agile Testing challenge.
Today’s challenge asks us to watch a Youtube video about agile testing. I choose to watch this one about the role of the tester in the agile life-cycle. The video gives a bit of an overview of what a software development life-cycle looks like as compared to a more waterfall approach. He then goes on to talk about some of the ways that testers can and do participate in the agile process.
He talked about 6 main things that testers do in agile testing
- They are the voice of the customer
- They add focus
- They help facilitate clarification of software expectations
- They are always testing
- They help find bugs early and fast
- They help make sure automation is a continuous process
There were some good foundational points here. I don’t think there was anything too earth shattering for me, but it was still a helpful quick overview.
That’s it for today folks. See you tomorrow for the next challenge in the series.