Wednesday, May 13, 2009

BOOK: Agile Testing

I reviewed Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams for the May 2009 issue of The Agile Journal

The book is exactly what its title says, and should quickly become “the bible” for all would-be agile testers. Right from the start it is obvious that this book is not about theory, but is borne from profoundly deep insight and broad experience on real world projects. It doesn’t just cover testing types and techniques, or values and principles, but also real world challenges from organizational culture to team logistics; and from technological and geographical constraints to tooling, environments, and communication/collaboration.

If your organization has dedicated testers and test-teams and wants (or needs) to learn how to work effectively on agile projects, or even just in an agile fashion, I currently cannot envision a better or more practical “HowTo” guide then Lisa Crispin’s and Janet Gregory’s Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams. I expect it to appear at the top of any mandatory reading list about learning and setting-up a discipline of agile testing.

You can read the full review here

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