Introduction To Modern Testing - Alan Page

About This Course

Modern Testing, as coined by Alan Page and Brent Jensen, is the antidote for traditional test-last approaches. An evolution of the ground-breaking Agile Testing (Crispin & Gregory). Modern Testing, and it’s accompanying seven principles, provide a philosophy for delivering high-quality software that customers love - delivered by the whole team.

In this course, you’ll learn why we saw a need for Modern Testing (and why we called it Modern Testing), and why we think it’s important. Then, we’ll dive into each principle, and share the thoughts and foundation behind the principle; share examples of the principle in action, and guidance on how to apply each principle in your team or organization.

What You'll Learn:

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand Modern Testing (as described by Page & Jensen)
  • Know how to apply each of the Modern Testing Principles
  • Internalize the principles as a whole, and understand what the principles mean for both you and your team

Who's This Course For:

This course is for Testers and Developers on Agile (or Agile-ish) teams who want to evolve whole-team owned quality to the next level


  • Experience of working in an Agile team.

Meet the Instructor

Alan Page

Alan Page


Alan has been improving software quality since 1993 and is currently the Director of Programs and Quality for Monetization at Unity. Previous to Unity, Alan spent 22 years at Microsoft working on projects spanning the company – including a two-year position as Microsoft’s Director of Test Excellence. Alan was the lead author of the book “How We Test Software at Microsoft”, contributed chapters for “Beautiful Testing”, and “Experiences of Test Automation: Case Studies of Software Test Automation”. His latest ebook (which may or may not be updated soon) is a collection of essays on test automation called “The A Word: Under the Covers of Test Automation”, and is available on leanpub .

Course At A Glance

Level - Advanced
Duration - about 1 hour
Lessons - 9
Type - Self-Paced
Topics - Leadership, Agile, Test Strategies
First Published - October 2019
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