Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Testers Not Invited To The Party

Finally getting around to reading Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams

So far I'm liking what I'm reading

"Testers have a foot in each world, understanding the customer viewpoint as well as the complexities of the technical implementation"

"testing skills and experience are vital to project success and that testers do add value to agile teams"

"The whole-team approach involves constant collaboration. Testers collaborate with programmers, the customer team, and other team specialists - and not just for testing tasks but other tasks related to testing such as building infrastructure and designing for testability"

All mouth watering stuff and a brave new world

But they say a picture is worth a thousand words.

The camera never lies.

and there on page 16 is a photo of "a developer discussing an issue with customers"

and what does the text in the book have to say about this ?

"Figure 1.5 shows a developer reviewing reports with two customers and a tester ( not pictured ). "

So a tester is good enough to do every task on the team, adds value, but still cant get into a photo ???

Thats my only complaint about the book so far, 480 pages still to go...


Lisa said...

The tester (who needed action photos for her Agile Testing book) was taking the photo! LOL

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Philk said...

Rob - see comment above your and I hope Lisa isn't offended by it !!!

Lisa said...

I try to only get photographed when there are donkeys in the frame too.

Anonymous said...

Major Whoops - I didn't realise..... No offence meant at all Lisa. I didn't see the comment. Call me a tester???....By the way - are they your donkeys?

Lisa said...

No offense taken, I am enjoying Phil's comment and its results!

Chester, on the right, officially belongs to me, but I love Ernest, on the left, as if he were my own too. And they are a great team!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to work out a new way of responding to blogs. In fact, wait - I think I have it. Read the blog, read the blog again, read the comments, read the comments again. Post a suitable response that won't offend anyone. Re-read response. Double check. Post. Phew. That should work.