Modern testing principles discussion

FAT - NL (Federation of Agile Testers)
FAT - NL (Federation of Agile Testers)
Public group
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In March this year Alan Page introduced the Modern Testing Principles at Testbash Brighton. The mission statement of Modern Testing is: “To Accelerate the Achievement of Shippable Quality” and consists of 7 principles. They can be seen as the next step in agile testing (described by Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin) together with Continuous Delivery and DevOps practices.

The 7 principles are (per now; they are a living document):
1. Our priority is improving the business.
2. We accelerate the team, and use models like Lean Thinking and the Theory of Constraints to help identify, prioritize and mitigate bottlenecks from the system.
3. We are a force for continuous improvement, helping the team adapt and optimize in order to succeed, rather than providing a safety net to catch failures.
4. We care deeply about the quality culture of our team, and we coach, lead, and nurture the team towards a more mature quality culture.
5. We believe that the customer is the only one capable to judge and evaluate the quality of our product
6. We use data extensively to deeply understand customer usage and then close the gaps between product hypotheses and business impact.
7. We expand testing abilities and knowhow across the team; understanding that this may reduce (or eliminate) the need for a dedicated testing specialist.

Alan Page and Brent Jensen have their own podcast (AB Testing) and talk vividly about this subject. There is a slack community at:

During this meetup we want to talk more about those principles. Joost Voskuil, Klaartje van Zwoll and Jeroen van Seeters will start with an introduction of the principles and will facilitate a lively and interactive session/discussion. What is your feeling about it? Do you recognize the principles? Do you agree or disagree with the principles? And what is your experience with (some) of the principles? And what will be the future of (Modern) testing as we see it?

More information (and links to the AB podcast) can be found here:

When: 27 september 2018 – 17:30 – 21:00 uur
Where: Pand van de Mobiliteitsfabriek, Utrechtsestraat 9, Amersfoort.