TestCon Europe 2019

Peter Gfader

Beyond Agility GmbH, Switzerland


Peter Gfader works as agile consultant and trainer for Beyond Agility, where he helps people, teams, and organizations to build and deliver exciting products.
Motivation: Happy Teams -> Happy Customers -> Happy Business.


You Can't Be Agile If Your Testing Practices Suck

Our industry has a problem:
We are not lacking software methodologies, programming languages, tools or frameworks.
We need great software teams.

Great software engineering teams build quality-in and deliver great software on a regular basis.
The technical testing excellence of those teams will help you escape the “Waterfall sandwich” and make your organization a little more agile, from the inception of an idea till they go live.


Why Testing is fundamentally different in DevOps than Classic Projects

The world is changing. You went away from waterfall and plan-driven development to doing agile. But why does agile not work? Why are you not faster and better and happier?
You installed Scrum Masters, you have boards for Transparency, you have a Definition Of Done and you use Story Points. But did you really change your way of working?
If a team believes they are agile, but nothing has changed about the way they test, they are probably not there yet. Testing in an agile setup is completely different than in a classical project. We discover 5 guiding principles about the agile testing mindset and find ways to take home and experiment in your organization.

Session Keywords
Project Management