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A tester's survival guide for agile transition

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June 24, 2019

A tester's survival guide for agile transition

Agile transformation is challenging, especially for testers who are accustomed to working in a silo. As a lone tester on a team, it’s difficult to find the time to learn new methodologies and adapt to be able to incorporate them as part of your process.

While it’s apparent that an agile approach can bring forth several benefits such as the faster delivery of new features, it’s not always obvious what a tester should do to be a part of this change.

Although there’s literature covering the tester’s role in an agile environment, this talk will move beyond the theory and provide a journey of a tester’s experience in making this transformation.

Make no mistake... transitioning to agile is not an easy feat, so this talk will not only cover my personal successes but will also highlight my failures and critical lessons learned.



June 24, 2019


  1. A tester’s survival guide for agile transition Parveen Khan |

    Senior Test Engineer | Scott Logic @parveen_khan10
  2. @parveen_khan10

  3. Following Waterfall process! @parveen_khan10

  4. • Requirements gathering • Design • Development • Testing @parveen_khan10

  5. Why agile? @parveen_khan10

  6. Started reading about it! @parveen_khan10

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  8. 2 week sprint @parveen_khan10

  9. From once in 3 months to once in 2 weeks

  10. Sprint attack @parveen_khan10

  11. Too many questions! @parveen_khan10

  12. @parveen_khan10 Biggest question

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  14. Three Keys! @parveen_khan10

  15. Collaboration Planning Decision making @parveen_khan10

  16. Collaboration @parveen_khan10

  17. Team collaboration @parveen_khan10

  18. Scrum as a Collaboration tool! @parveen_khan10

  19. Why and how we started scrum! @parveen_khan10

  20. Whole team trust! @parveen_khan10

  21. Planning @parveen_khan10

  22. - Plan for estimations - Plan for writing test cases

    - Plan for exploratory testing @parveen_khan10
  23. Plan for estimation @parveen_khan10

  24. Problems while estimating @parveen_khan10

  25. Breaking down estimations @parveen_khan10

  26. • Reviewing requirements • Writing test cases • Functional testing

    • Exploratory testing • Regression testing • Contingency time for retesting of raised issues @parveen_khan10
  27. Plan for writing test cases @parveen_khan10

  28. Detailed test cases as in waterfall @parveen_khan10

  29. Too time consuming @parveen_khan10

  30. High level test scenarios @parveen_khan10

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  32. Plan for Exploratory testing! @parveen_khan10

  33. Exploring the application @parveen_khan10

  34. New ideas and edge cases @parveen_khan10

  35. #PQIP (Problem, Question,Idea, Praise ) @parveen_khan10

  36. @parveen_khan10 By @simon_tomes

  37. Extra assurance and satisfaction @parveen_khan10

  38. Decision Making @parveen_khan10

  39. Quick decision making! @parveen_khan10

  40. Regression run @parveen_khan10

  41. Feeling More Valued! @parveen_khan10

  42. Key takeaways! @parveen_khan10

  43. Stand up/Scrum meeting is a small thing that is surprisingly

    very important @parveen_khan10
  44. • Planning in agile is part of every day •

    You need to plan continuously and constantly @parveen_khan10
  45. • Being proactive • Have courage • Taking initiative •

    Leading instead of following @parveen_khan10
  46. We were panicked initially but we embraced the change!! @parveen_khan10

  47. Happy testing ever after @parveen_khan10

  48. Thank You! @parveen_khan10 You can find my slides here -

  49. @parveen_khan10 @spkeazee @techgirl1908 @maartep

  50. @parveen_khan10 Useful resources: • Agile Testing : A practical guide

    for testers and agile team • Sample PQIP session • Exploratory Testing by Maaret
  51. @parveen_khan10 Please, give me any kind of feedback