Agile Portugal 2011. June 20-22

Tester’s fate in an Agile World: Extinction or Evolution?

Sponsored Talk, by Tiago Pascoal
Tuesday, June 21, 17:30 – 18:30 @ B 002

In an Agile world there is no specialization or compartmentalization of roles. The teams are made of cross functional members where everyone chips in with their multi skills in order to achieve a common goal: creating an increment of work.

This more or less implies there are no sub-teams dedicated to a particular domain like analysis or testing. In such a world where does a traditional tester fits in? What practices does a “tester” can adopt to live in such gray a world? Can a tester adapt to survive in such a world or it’s bound to extinction?