A Lucky Shot at Agile?
This is not another agile fairytale. I happened to be a tester in a scrum team that started its first sprint almost two years ago. We were all agile novices, and – in retrospect – we hit it off pretty well: we worked iteratively, delivering value at regular intervals. But after a while reality dawned upon us. For every agile practice we embraced, there seemed to be another practice that was carelessly neglected or even abandoned weeks before our final release.
In the presentation I will describe life as a tester in a team of agile rookies: the context – a major healthcare IT company – and what agile did and didn’t do for us. I will talk about the practices we adopted successfully, but also highlight mistakes and missed opportunities. Was our shot at agile just a lucky shot or one that proved the value of agile methods?