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Maaret Pyhäjärvi at Scan Agile 2015 - Breaking Illusions: Testing is your most valuable asset!

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Published on Mar 11, 2015

By Maaret Pyhäjärvi

Testers don’t break your code, they break your illusions about the code. Illusions may be about the code doing what it’s supposed to; about the product doing what it would need to; about your process being able to deliver with change in mind; and about the business growing with uninformed risks on the product and the business model around it.

This talk goes through examples of illusions that need to be broken and skills that you need to build to break them. Testing in agile is not just the technical checks but more relevantly it’s about discovering information about threats to value you’re trying to create.

We will address:
– Types of illusions testers break with examples from speaker’s 20 years in testing
– Skills agile teams need to build to learn to evaluate the product by learning about it through exploration and experimentation
– Creating culture of feedback and experiments with diversity of personalities and skills in the teams

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