IndigoCube offers agile testing training from world-renowned Janet Gregory
IndigoCube is cementing its leadership of the agile world in South Africa with an innovative course from Janet Gregory, "The whole team approach to agile testing". The course aims to take teams beyond simply learning the scrum framework to becoming truly agile through a focus on producing quality software. This is an accredited course by IC Agile, accompanied by an international certification.
The course covers the first step in the Agile Testing Track of the IC Agile Pathway and covers all the learning objectives of the Agile Testing Certification (ICP-TST). This ICP-TST Certification is granted on the successful completion of the course and forms part of the Agile Testing Track of the IC Agile Pathway.
"Scrum probably accounts for around 70 percent of all implementations of agile frameworks, but companies forget that one framework does not make them agile," observes Jaco Viljoen, Agile Specialist at IndigoCube. "Scrum teaches the principle of self-organising teams but it doesn't address how to do that in order to produce quality software. Scrum is certainly a milestone on the journey, but it's not the destination."
Janet Gregory from DragonFire Inc. is world-renowned as one of the leading theoreticians and practitioners of agile testing. Her course, "The whole team approach to agile testing", based on the iconic book "Agile Testing", is designed to show how, in agile, the traditional testing role has to cease being a phase in the process of developing software undertaken by a testing specialist; it must be an activity that everybody on the team does. In this way, everybody on the agile team becomes an agile tester, which has the effect of focusing everybody's efforts onto quality. After all, quality is the reason one does testing, and now it becomes in a sense the organising principle for the team, with quality software as the output.
In this way, for example, collaboration and self-organisation in the scrum framework are aligned around a common purpose and organising principle: quality.
IndigoCube is offering the course in its normal training formats but Viljoen notes that some companies have experienced especially beneficial results when a course is run for a whole department, from the head down. This, he says, ensures that the whole team speaks the same language and uses a common set of working principles.
"Agile is much more than a single template or framework—it's a way of working on and thinking about software development," Viljoen concludes. "IndigoCube is focusing on bringing the industry a full portfolio of courses accredited by IC Agile, with the aim of helping companies to get the best possible outcomes from their investment in agile."
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