Introduction to Agile Testing Training Course

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14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)



This 2-day course provides a brief introduction to Agile software testing. It deals with foundational test concepts, within the context of Agile (Scrum) development and uses Crispin & Gregory’s (More Agile Testing, 2014) Agile Testing Quadrants model as a framework to explore contemporary principles and practices of Agile testing.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for development teams who want to improve their testing practices in an Agile context.

It is also suitable for those intending to pursue testing as a specific career and is a suitable pre-requisite for the iSQI Certified Agile Tester course.

Course Outline

Day One

Overview of Agile

  • Overview history of Agile methodologies
  • Discussion on Agile Manifesto statements

Scrum Framework

  • Scrum roles and responsibilities – Scrum Master, Product Owner, Dev Team
  • Scrum events – Sprint, Sprint Planning, Review, Retrospective, Scrum meeting
  • Scrum artefacts – Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Product Increment

Agile Testing Distinctives

  • Collaboration over independence
  • The place of documentation in Agile
  • Introduction to Agile Testing Quadrants
  • Test automation

Testing Fundamentals

  • The Fundamental Test Process
  • Black-box test design techniques
  • White-box test design techniques

Day Two

Technology-facing testing that guides development

  • Unit testing and black-box test design
  • Test-driven development
  • Test tools example

Business-facing testing that guides development

  • User stories and acceptance testing
  • Behavior-driven development
  • Test tools example

Business-facing testing that critiques the product

  • Exploratory testing
  • White-box test design

Testing Fundamentals

  • Quality attributes
  • Performance testing
  • Test tools example



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