Agile Testing for the Whole Team

3 Days practical course on Quality and Testing in an Agile setting

Our three-day training course is aimed at software delivery teams who are transitioning to agile and want to figure out all the different types of testing they need to do and how to fit them into frequent delivery cycles. Through lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises and simulations, participants learn ways the whole team can collaborate to plan and execute testing activities and build quality into their product.

With completion of the Agile Testing for the Whole Team course, you get a certificate of attendance and an invitation to complete an assessment of your learnings from the course. The assessment is meant to be a learning opportunity and not an ‘exam’ that you have to pass immediately. 

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Outline Introduction into Agile and How Testing Fits In

  • Overview of agile terminology
  • Agile Methods: How is testing different from phased and gated methods

Adapting to Agile - The Whole Team Approach

  • The Whole Team Approach
  • Roles and responsibilities, learning to collaborate
  • Overcoming common obstacles - including cultural issues and mini-waterfalls
  • Transitioning typical processes – defect tracking, quality models, traceability

Making Test Automation Work

  • The value of automation
  • Barriers to automation
  • Developing an automation strategy
  • Using the automation pyramid for maximum benefit
  • A bit on test design, what to automate, what not to automate
  • Applying agile principles to automation
  • Evaluating tools and managing the tests

Testing Activities at the Release and Feature Level

  • Agile approach to test planning – alternatives to large test plans
  • Levels of precision and dependencies
  • Slicing stories with thin slices / steel thread approach
  • How testers contribute to sizing and prioritizing stories
  • Discussions on test results, metrics and test coverage

Test Approaches for Agile

  • Guiding development with tests (ATDD)
  • Using the agile testing quadrants – vocabulary, benefits
  • Exploratory testing
  • Testing for quality attributes

Testing Activities During the Iteration and Story Development

  • Story readiness
  • Iteration planning – testing tasks
  • Visibility
  • Coding & Testing


  • Exercises throughout the class follows a case study and we wrap up working through an iteration simulation so that the students will have an opportunity to experience all we have talked about.

The End Game

  • Successful deliver
  • Release retrospective

Key Success Factors

  • Seven key success factors for agile testing
  • Confidence building practices


Anyone interested in Agile Quality and Testing

If you are on an Agile team, as a tester or as a product owner, programmer or development manager, and you want to learn what testing means in an Agile environment, this Agile Testing course is for you!

This Agile Testing course emphasises a whole team approach to Agile Testing and is aimed at anyone who wants to learn what testing means on an agile team. In addition to testers, team members fulfilling different roles, will also benefit from understanding their contribution and their interaction with testers on the team.

To benefit most from this Agile Testing course, you should have some understanding of agile processes prior to attending, so that you can actively contribute to discussions with questions and share your experiences.


Take an on-line assessment of what you’ve learned about testing activities in an agile context.

During the training you will be registered on the board website https://agiletestingfellow.com/. After the training a link will be sent to you by e-mail which allows you to do the online assessment from anywhere you like.

Once you have passed the exam, you will receive a certificate from the Agile Testing Fellowship and you will become part of a global community of people who are passionate about quality.

Dates and location

This training is given in collaboration with Trendig GmbH / Agile Testing Fellowship and you can register at:

18-19-20 november 2019 Zwolle


Put in discount code ATF5% to get an extra discount.

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Carlo van Driel

Theo Janssen
Business development