Building the Right Thing: How Testers Can Help – Lisa Crispin / Emma Armstrong
Description:Has your team ever worked hard to deliver a feature, only to find that no customers want to use it? That’s a frustrating waste of everyone’s time. Just about every software delivery team has limited resources. The product we deliver must provide the maximum value for customers and the business.
Testers can apply their unique skills to help business stakeholders and the software delivery team identify the most valuable features to build next – and gain a shared understanding of exactly what that includes. As testers, we can keep an eye on the big picture, while defining the details of software behavior. Lisa and Emma will discuss how testers can explore quality attributes in all four Agile Testing Quadrants, using examples. They’ll introduce techniques such as example mapping, story mapping, structured conversations, data capture, observations and feature usage information gathering techniques to help decide business priorities and ensure those priorities are met.
About LisaLisa Crispin is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (Addison-Wesley 2014), Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Addison-Wesley, 2009), co-author with Tip House of Extreme Testing (Addison-Wesley, 2002), and a contributor to Experiences of Test Automation by Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster (Addison-Wesley, 2011) and Beautiful Testing (O’Reilly, 2009). Lisa was voted by her peers as the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person in 2012. Lisa enjoys working as a tester with an awesome agile team. She shares her experiences via writing, presenting, teaching and participating in agile testing communities around the world. For more about Lisa’s work, visit www.lisacrispin.com, www.agiletester.ca, and follow @lisacrispin on Twitter.