30 Days of Agile Testing, Day 1: Agile testing books

Day 1 of the 30 days of Agile Testing challenge is to “Buy an agile (testing) related book and share a learning by day 30”.

Based on my research so far, replies to other Club posts for reading lists and learning agile from 0 and this blog post from Dennis Gurock, it seems you can’t go too far wrong with either of these books by @lisa.crispin and @janet_gregory:

  • Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams
  • More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team

From the Ministry of Testing slack channel #30daytestingchallenge @anna.baik suggested Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability and Ozz suggested Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve your Tests

Has anyone got other suggestions?


Testing in DevOps by Katrina Clokie perhaps. It is fairly new and I haven’t finished reading it yet.


Jerry Weinberg’s Agile Impressions perhaps? https://leanpub.com/jerrysblog

Though, if you’re going that direction, the Quality Bundle might not be a bad idea. https://leanpub.com/b/qualitysoftware


I’m planning to read The Nature of Software Development by Ron Jeffries

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Business Analysis, Software Testing, Usability : A Quick Guide Book for Better Project Management and Faster IT Career was recommended to me and will arrive on Thursday morning. I test for an internal business tools team and the team that conducts customer experiments, so anything that holistically connects the BA role with Testing is of interest to me.

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I’ve decided to go for The efficiency thoroughness trade off ETTO Principle. It was recommended to me a while ago by Noah Sussman, I bought it and haven’t had the time to sit down and focus on it. This challenge seems as good a time as any :wink:

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I’m going to look at Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams

It’s on its way… :slight_smile:
Particularly looking forward to finding tips about:
(1) starting up automation within sprint cycles on a fast moving product
(2) fitting testing smoothly into sprint cycles

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I like your goals! I’d be interested in a follow up at the end to see how you got on with achieving them. They’re both things I’ve felt I’ve not got right in my roles so far and I definitely want to work on that.

Day 1:
Reading a Book " Growing Agile: A Coach’s Guide to Agile Testing"[https://leanpub.com/AgileTesting] and I did “Agile Testing Assessment” with my team. Here is outcome https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/agile-testing-assessment-mj-alavi

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here is the link. if someone interested to get this book https://leanpub.com/testingindevops

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Just ordered Agile Testing : A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams. To me www.bookdepository.com seemed to have good price reductions and secondly I found postage was free i.e. nothing was added on at the end :slight_smile:. Looking forward to learning something new.

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I’ll finish this one this month: https://www.amazon.com/Management-3-0-Developers-Developing-Addison-Wesley/dp/0321712471

It’s called management 3.0, but as far as I can already tell, it should be required reading for anyone in Software Development. If only to understand the sheer complexity and systems at work when trying to cooperatively create a solution by means of software.

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I just discovered this 30 days Agile Testing challenge. That’s cool because I was just starting a book I bought earlier about SCRUM. Does it count in the 30 day challenge?
I’m French so the book is in French too. Scrum, de la théorie à la pratique…

That said I’m completely on my own and I won’t have any devs to deal with. so I won’t be able to tick a few of the boxes. However I can already tick some future boxes for I already use IDE such as Eclipse. I’d love to get some advice to get in touch with open source software but apparently neither SoundForge or Github on which I’m registered have a community forum of way to ask directly there. Any tips to share? I need real projects to apply what I learn on and I though Open Source projects could be a great opportunity.


Maybe the post here about Products and sites to practice testing on might help?

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I added my feedback against my blog :slight_smile:

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Supertesting bros blogged about their book choice

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That’s interesting, I would love to be part of it .

I have my one of my article in the blog that refers to agile testing.

I want you to check it out and let me know.

I am anyways going to give a shot to one of those books.

the scrum field guide by mitch lacey is good if yoiur starting with agile, it has some interesting “stories”

Thank you for your recommendations.

I started reading A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps by Katrina Clokie