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Explore agile testing processes in an informal and interactive workshop setting. Examples are studied through a series of small group exercises and discussions.

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  • Discover how testing is implemented in different agile environments
  • Learn about user stories and how to test them
  • Explore key agile testing practices—ATDD, BDD, TDD, and ET
  • Examine technical and team skills you need for success
  • Recognize the main agile testing challenges and how to address them

Agile software practices are being employed within many development organizations worldwide. More and more test teams and testers are participating in agile projects or are embedded within agile teams. Many testers struggle to understand the agile development process and their place in it. Learn the fundamentals of agile development, the role of the tester in the agile team, and the agile testing processes. From user story elicitation and grooming through development and testing, this course prepares you to be a valuable member of an agile development team. Explore the business and technology-facing tests agile projects demand and how agile testers help the project succeed. Learn about the techniques of Test-Driven Development (TDD), Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD), and Behavior-Driven Development (BDD). Learn technical and team skills testers need for success in the world of agile development.

Practice of Agile Testing Techniques

Explore agile testing processes in an informal and interactive workshop setting. Examples are studied through a series of small group exercises and discussions.


A background of basic development and testing processes is helpful.


This course is appropriate for both novice and experienced software testers. Developers expected to test within agile teams will find this course extremely useful. Test and development managers also will benefit from this course.



  • Validation
  • Verification
  • Exploration
  • Testing as a skill set
  • Testing to support customers
  • Testing to support developers
  • Testing to support stakeholders
  • Test matrix
  • Agility, grace, and flexibility

Agile Testing Origins

  • Agile testing history
  • Agile testing philosophy
  • Traditional vs. agile testing
  • Evolving lifecycle models
  • Waterfall
  • Spiral
  • Structured
  • Scrum
  • Extreme Programming
  • Kanban
  • Testing and the agile manifesto
  • Testing and agile principles
  • What is quality
  • What is done
  • Testing as a team approach
  • Teams and process
  • Requirements
  • Unit testing
  • Integration testing
  • System testing
  • Acceptance testing

Agile Planning and the User Story

  • Testing during iteration planning
  • Testing’s role in planning
  • Release Planning
  • Product backlog
  • Story tests
  • Constraints
  • Sizing stories
  • Backlog grooming
  • Sprint backlog
  • Basis for testing
  • Testing activities in the sprint

Testing in the Heat of the Sprint

  • Continuous integration
  • Test-driven development
  • Automating unit tests
  • Acceptance test-driven development
  • Behavior driven development
  • Scripting
  • Exploratory testing
  • Non-functional testing
  • Post-development testing
  • Release testing
  • User acceptance testing
  • Live testing

At Sprint’s End

  • Customer demo
  • Retrospective
  • Avoiding technical debt

Organizing Agile Testing

  • Measuring progress
  • Test documentation
  • Test environments
  • Bug management
  • Agile test automation
  • Distributed agile teams

Wrap up

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