Testing Faster with Dan North

Adventures with Agile are excited to offer the Testing Faster course with Dan North.

Testing Faster explores the principles and practices of agile testing. The class is taught in a dynamic, interactive and engaging style. There are no slides or handouts. Instead participants work together in small groups to reinforce the training and make it relevant to their own context.

Course Outline

  • Test Strategy—reasoning about what, where and when to test
  • Test Design—reasoning about how to test
  • BDD—understanding its relationship to testing and automation
  • Automation—when, where to automate, and where not to
  • Designing for Testability—how test thinking can inform design, development and deployment

Learning Outcomes

After completing the class, participants will be better able to:

  • identify and apply a number of testing techniques and methods
  • make design choices that promote testability
  • understand and implement non-functional testing strategies for e.g. performance and resilience testing
  • make suitable cost benefit trade-offs for testing throughout the application lifecycle
  • recognise the diminishing return of different testing techniques and avoiding over-testing
  • apply consistent testing techniques within and across applications
  • understand and develop the role of test analysts
  • introduce instrumentation, analytics and telemetry into their development approach
  • classify testing techniques by various characteristics and describe their respective merits and trade-offs
  • apply a risk-based approach to recognising missing or inadequate testing
  • apply feature management techniques like semantic versioning and feature hiding

Course details

Date: On Request
Location: London
Cost: £1,100 +VAT
Course Bundles & Group Discount Available

Email learn@adventureswithagile.com

Who should attend this course:

Testing Faster is for anyone working in or with an agile team, including testers, developers, designers, analysts, downstream operations and support, etc. As well as test design, the class covers test strategy, BDD and designing for testability and supportability, so it appeals to a broad selection of delivery roles, not just testers.

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About the Trainer – Dan North

Dan North uses his deep technical and organisational knowledge to help CIOs, business and software teams to deliver quickly and successfully. He puts people first and finds simple, pragmatic solutions to business and technical problems, often using lean and agile techniques.

With over twenty years of experience in IT, Dan is a frequent speaker at technology conferences worldwide. The originator of Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) and Deliberate Discovery, Dan has published feature articles in numerous software and business publications, and contributed to The RSpec Book: Behaviour Driven Development with RSpec, Cucumber, and Friends and 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts. He occasionally blogs here.

Register your interest

Please let us know if you would like to attend this course or arrange in-house training with Dan North by filling in the form below or emailing charley@adventureswithagile.com



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