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I stumbled upon a presentation by Elisabeth (testobsessed).
Few minutes into the presentation, I started taking notes – so that I could share them with rest of my team.
By the end of the presentation, I figured it was better posted as a blog post. I hope it will encourage you to hear the presentation for yourself. So here goes…
Disclaimer: This post has my commentary as well.
@03:15:00 Kent Beck’s talk at Quality week
She starts the presentation by quoting Kent Beck’s presentation at Quality Week way back in 2001.

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Few weeks ago, I was talking to Jon about how the Agile adoption has been working for us.

One of the things I talked to him that day was – my observation that the developers were scrambling to get the development done during the beginning of the sprint and then it was la-la land towards the end.  And it was opposite for the testers. I found them not to be so busy during the begining of the sprint and then rushing to get it done by the end of the sprint.

To explain a bit more, the model we have right now is- The developer completes a story and then throw it over the wall to the tester who then tests it and during that time, the developer codes the next story. So obviously by the time the tester is testing the last story, the developer has little to do- maybe complete some documents and such . This is quite better then before when we had the QA team testing the delivery made by the developers in the previous sprint. But this still didn’t quite sound right…

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