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1. Introduction; Part I. Review of Old School and Agile Approaches: 2. Old school development and testing; 3. Agile development and testing; Part II. Everyone Is Different; Real World Case Studies: 4. From waterfalls to evolutionary development and test Tom Gilb and Trond Johansen; 5. How to test a system that is never finished Nick Sewell; 6. Implementing an agile testing approach Graham Thomas; 7. Agile testing in a remote or virtual desktop environment Michael G. Norman; 8. Testing a derivatives trading system in an uncooperative environment Nick Denning; 9. A mixed approach to system development and testing Geoff Thompson; 10. Agile migration and testing of a large scale financial system Howard Knowles; 11. Agile testing with mock objects Colin Cassidy; 12. Agile testing Martin Phillips; 13. The emperor's new test plan Steve Allot; 14. The power of continuous integration builds and agile development James Wilson; 15. The payoffs and perils of off-shored agile projects Pete Kingston; 16. The basic rules of quality and management still apply to agile Richard Warden; 17. Test-infecting a development team David Evans; 18. Agile success through test automation Jon Tilt; 19. Talking, saying and listening Isabel Evans; 20. Very small scale agile development and testing of a wiki Dass Chana; 21. Agile special tactics Greg Hodgkinson; 22. The agile test driven methodology experiment Lucjan Stapp; 23. When is a scrum, not a scrum? Peter May; Part III. Agile My Way: 24. Analysis of the case studies; 25. My agile process.

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This book provides practical guidance for professionals, practitioners, and researchers faced with creating and rolling out their own agile testing processes.

About the Author

John Watkins has more than 30 years of experience in the field of software development, with some 25 years in the field of software testing. During his career, Watkins has been involved at all levels and phases of testing and has provided high-level test process consultancy, training, and mentoring to numerous blue chip companies. He is both a Chartered IT Professional and a Fellow of the British Computer Society, where he is an active member of the Special Interest Group in Software Testing (SIGiST), previously serving on committees of the Intellect Testing Group (representing the UK technology industry) and the SmallTalk User Group. He is author of Testing IT: An Off-the-Shelf Software Testing Process (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and currently works for IBM's software group.

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"The author has provided very helpful and hands-on materials to individuals and managers who are moving from the waterfall (phased) method of software testing. I found the style very reader-friendly, with "suggestions on how to read this book," and the ability to jump to the section that will be most helpful to the reader. This volume will be a valuable addition to your library." Brad Reid, reviews.com

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