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1 © 2012 Scott W. Ambler Agile Testing Survey 2012 November 2012 Scott W. Ambler

2 © 2012 Scott W. Ambler How To Use These Slides I have provided these slides, and the raw data behind them, so that others can use them in their own work. You may reuse all, or a part of, this slide deck as long as you provide a clear reference to the source. The suggested reference is: Results from Scott Ambler’s 2012 Agile Testing Survey posted at Some slides have notes

3 © 2012 Scott W. Ambler About the Survey Mid October to mid November 2012 Survey link included in: –www.ambysoft.com/surveys/ pagewww.ambysoft.com/surveys/ –Tweet –Posting to the Disciplined Agile Delivery discussion forum on LinkedIn –Tweets to attendees of Agile Testing Days 2012 in Potsdam (Nov 2012) Data, summary, and slides downloadable from respondents –26% were developers or modelers, 29% were agile coaches/mentors, 22% were testers –67% had 2+ years of agile experience, 24% 5+ years –37% worked in orgs of 500+ people –20% North American, 69% European, 7% Asia Pacific Goal of the survey was to discover what approaches to testing agile teams were taking.

4 Agile Practice Adoption © 2012 Scott W. Ambler

5 Testing Strategies on Agile Teams 71% report that most or all of their developers test their own code 80% report that testers work very closely with programmers to test throughout the project 48% report that team members pair on a regular basis 41% have an independent test team working in parallel to our development team 30% have an independent test team that will be testing at the end of the lifecycle 29% hold formal reviews of code or other artifacts throughout development 68% hold informal reviews of code or other artifacts throughout development © 2012 Scott W. Ambler

6 Primary Approach to Acceptance Testing © 2012 Scott W. Ambler

7 Primary Approach to Developer Testing © 2012 Scott W. Ambler

8 Challenges Adopting Agile Testing Approaches Question: What has your team found to be the most difficult challenges when adopting agile testing approaches? Choose up to three. 50%Getting all testing done in the current iteration/sprint 37%Adopting test-driven approaches 33%Validating non-functional requirements 33%Getting stakeholders/customers involved with testing 27%Getting developers to test their own code 21%User interface testing 16%Learning to test throughout the lifecycle 13%Adopting new agile testing tools 12%Migrating existing testing and quality professionals to agile 8%Using our existing testing tools to support agile development 8%Remaining regulatory compliant © 2012 Scott W. Ambler

9 About SA+A Scott Ambler + Associates (SAA) is a boutique consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations adopt disciplined agile strategies, particularly at scale. We offer training, coaching, and transformation services. Our website is We can help.www.ScottAmbler.com © 2012 Scott W. Ambler


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