Lisa Crispin on Testing in the 80’s, Agile-Then and Now, The Ultimate Agile mindset, Biases and Defect Prevention: LT017
In this captivating episode, host Gunesh Patil sits down with Lisa Crispin, a renowned author and influential figure in Agile testing, for an exploration of her remarkable journey in software testing, and a deep dive into the ever-evolving world of Agile methodologies.
The podcast begins with a trip down memory lane as Lisa recounts her early days in customer support during the 1980s. She shares vivid anecdotes of dealing with irate customers on the other end of the line, takes us back to a time when software was deployed via tapes, and she sent fixes via mail. The technology landscape of the era, including Wang OS, DB2, SQL, PCs, Xerox Star, Apple Lisa, and Next, provides a colorful backdrop to her journey.
As the conversation shifts gears, Lisa offers insights into the evolution of Agile methodologies, reflecting on Agile then and now. She shares experiences from the world of Extreme Programming and notes how, contrary to popular belief, customers didn't always crave frequent changes.
Lisa unveils what she considers the secret ingredient of Agile: releasing small, frequent chunks of software. She suggests that the fifth Agile value should be "Joy." The discussion touches on the magic of Agile Testing Mindset and the pursuit of joy within teams.
Listeners gain valuable insights into biases, including confirmation bias, and how these biases can affect teams and lead to catastrophic results. Lisa underscores the importance of diverse teams in covering all bases and minimizing biases.
Prepare to be inspired and enlightened as Lisa Crispin shares her incredible journey and offers valuable wisdom on Agile methodologies, testing mindset, biases, and decision-making in this thought-provoking episode. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an aspiring tester, this conversation promises to broaden your horizons and spark your curiosity.
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