Get in shape to become a better agile tester (Agile2014, Orlando)

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Augusto “Gus” Evangelisti @augeva Get in shape to become a better agile tester

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This is the slide deck of my talk at Agile2014 in Orlando

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Augusto “Gus” Evangelisti @augeva

Get in shape to become a better agile tester

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Welcome!

Who are you?Why should we listen to you?

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Who am I?

I have no special Talents,I am only passionately curious

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What I see

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What I would like to see

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My worst fear...

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What you are

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YOU

Today is about YOU

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We do software development

We want to become more valuable agile team

members

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Waterfall

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Scrum

Scrum Introduces the concept of cross-functional

teams

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Scrum Cross Functional Team

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My team 1.5 years ago

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Let’s Draw!

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Is being cross-functional enough?

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Visualize your end to end process

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The waste snake

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The measurements and the waste snake said...Work takes long to complete because:

Awaiting for work to arrive Card is blocked because of missing answerResources are unavailableTime is wasted trying to understand how

something worksContext switching

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Scary Results

~75% of time was spent NOT working

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Remove Barriers – visible and invisible

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Removing barriers helps

CommunicationAwarenessEmpathy

Cooperation

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Remove Phases, focus on shared activities

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Design the product together

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Pair programming

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Pair testing

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How did shared activities helped?

Better product quality (~0 bugs)Increased efficiency (throughput x3)Shared understanding of our goals

TrustIncreased team empathy

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One unexpected outcome

People became more accountable

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To work in a highly collaborative environment

Testers and other agile engineers need

new skills

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The search for super duper tester

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What skills do I need

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What’s your strongest skill?

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It’s not (only) a matter of technical skills

CuriosityCommunication

RespectWillingness to see others succeed

Empathy

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