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Are we all not Testers?

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In this presentation, Henrik addresses the question of why testers need to label themselves as Agile Testers and looks at ways that testers can improve the profession and be proud to call themselves Testers.

There are many test professionals that describe themselves as “Agile Testers” but what does that really mean?

Does it suggest that you are a very quick or well- coordinated tester? I assume not, my assumption would be that you are a tester that works in agile environment.

However, why is it becoming increasingly important to define who you are as a tester? Are there many “waterfall testers” out there and do “Agile Tester’s” not work in waterfall? The same can be said for exploratory testers.

Are we all not testers and if you call yourself a tester then you should be able to work in most contexts and all commonly used project models. We do not need to call our self professional testers or good testers or create any labels defining ourselves. If you call yourself a professional tester, then you imply that there are unprofessional testers, but those guys are not tester’s… right? Why give them that credit? So how about we start calling ourselves testers!

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