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TALMUG: Agile testing

Been a while since I posted anything - so busy with life and work. Last night I had the chance to attend the Toronto Application Lifecycle Management User Group (TALMUG) as they were discussing something I've been grappling with:  Testing (specifically, Agile testing) Some key points I pulled out of the discussion: The key to doing Agile correctly is 'definition of done' and retrospectives (continuous improvement) The key to ensuring testing is a part of the process is 'definition of done', and thus, you must have some sort of Agile-y development process The key to getting the time to continuously improve is to PARTNER with your business colleagues - IT must be viewed as a partner, not a cost centre or necessary evil or code factory The key to transforming to a 'team is responsible for all vs. I'm only responsible for my part' is holding the entire team accountable - no deadline extensions, public shaming Sub-key is 'attitude is king'