A Tester’s Survival Guide for Agile Transition - Parveen Khan

A Tester’s Survival Guide for Agile Transition - Parveen Khan


Agile transformation is challenging, especially for testers who are accustomed to working in a silo. As a lone tester on a team, it’s difficult to find the time to learn new methodologies and adapt to be able to incorporate them as part of your process.

While it’s apparent that an agile approach can bring forth several benefits such as the faster delivery of new features, it’s not always obvious what a tester should do to be a part of this change.

Although there’s literature covering the tester’s role in an agile environment, this talk will move beyond the theory and provide a journey of a tester’s experience in making this transformation.

Make no mistake... transitioning to agile is not an easy feat, so this talk will not only cover my personal successes but will also highlight my failures and critical lessons learned.


  • How to overcome the challenges faced during transitioning to agile

  • Tips on how to approach and plan in sprint test activities

  • How to utilize techniques such as exploratory testing to achieve more in short sprint cycle