Everyone on an agile team is a tester. Anyone can pick up testing tasks. If that’s true, then what is special about an agile tester? If I define myself as a tester on an agile team, what does that really mean? Do agile testers need different skill sets than testers on traditional teams? What guides them in their daily activities?
In this article, excerpted from the book, ‘Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams,’ authors Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory talk about the agile testing mind-set, show how agile values and principles guide testing, and give an overview of how testers add value on agile teams.