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Testing is critical to the successful delivery of a quality product – let’s talk!

Agile Testing Essentials is based on fundamental concepts from Lisa Crispin’s and Janet Gregory’s two best-selling books, Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams and More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team. By the end of the course, participants will understand how testing fits into short and frequent delivery cycles and how each team member can contribute to the success of a quality product.

The goal of this course is to introduce a basic understanding of how agile teams build quality into their product, with the whole team engaged in testing activities throughout the delivery cycle. Testing is critical to the successful delivery of a quality product–not a phase to be executed right before delivery.
Each chapter starts with a presentation of the material, assisted with slides and/or a live discussion between Janet and Lisa. Examples are used throughout to help explain the topic, and there is an opportunity for participants to practice different techniques through exercises. After each exercise, Janet and Lisa discuss how they approach the exercise and guide participants in connecting what they’ve learned with their own teams and projects.

"This course is not only useful for people identifying as testers, especially as those most probably would not read the agile testing books. I warmly recommend it to everyone working in agile environments, as agile testing is in its core a whole team topic and everybody should know about its essentials."

--Elisabeth "Lisi" Hocke, Agile Tester

"As a test manager who has a number of staff who are either new to agile or testing, this video series is essential for helping such staff to learn the basics, especially if supported with mentoring."

--Mike Talks, Test Manager


• How to grow your agile testing mindset
• Understand the Whole Team approach to building in quality
• Use models such as the Agile Testing Quadrants to ensure all necessary testing activities are covered
• Guide development with business-facing examples and tests
• Explore your software product to discover defects and missing features
• Use leading practices to succeed with automation
• Utilize key factors for agile testing success and confidence-building practices


Agile team members including:
• testers
• programmers
• team facilitators
• business analysts
• designers
• test managers
• product owners
• product managers 


A knowledge of agile would be helpful

Get your entire team involved in critical, necessary testing for the successful delivery of quality product 


Lisa Crispin has worked as a tester and agile testing coach on awesome agile teams since 2000. Her peers voted her the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person in 2012. Together with Janet, she developed a three-day agile testing training course. Please visit www.lisacrispin.com for her blog, along with links to publications, podcasts and webinars. Follow Lisa on Twitter, @lisacrispin. 

Janet Gregory is an agile testing coach and process consultant with DragonFire Inc. Janet works with teams to transition to agile development, and teaches agile testing courses and tutorials worldwide. Her peers voted her the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person in 2015. For more about Janet’s work and her blog, visit www.janetgregory.ca. Follow Janet on Twitter, @janetgregoryca.