An agile testing coach and practitioner, Janet Gregory is the co-author of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Agile Testers and Teams , More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team, and a contributor to 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know. Janet specializes in showing agile teams how testers can add value in areas beyond critiquing the product; for example, by guiding development with business-facing tests. For the past ten years, She has been working with teams to transition to agile development, and teaches agile testing courses and tutorials worldwide. Janet enjoys sharing her experiences at conferences and user group meetings around the world. Janet was named one of the 13 Women of Influence in testing by Software Test & Performance magazine.
Agile is supposed to get people to talk to each other in real time. However, many teams still lack a shared understanding of what they are going to build, even as they start coding. As testers, we can explore feature specifications early, contributing to successful and timely delivery through defined requirements.
Discover to Deliver—Agile Product Planning and Analysis, Ellen Gottesdiener's and Mary Gorman's book, is for software teams that are good at creating software but struggle to create the right value. The authors show techniques to help you adapt to the specific delivery method you're using.