Friday, December 28, 2007 2:05 PM
Project Managers and Testing
Johana Rothman has a great article in stickyminds titled What Project Managers Need To Know About Testing. Her main point is to make testing an integral part of your project plan. I would argue that if you are using an agile methodology testing is baked into the project. XP and Scrum assume that you have to pass acceptance tests for stories to be complete.
The Kanban system that David Anderson and Corey Ladas write about is FDD at heart. But their kanban board includes testing in the board, so that it is baked in. Johana's point about how to get yor teams thinking testing is great. The one involves having your team read the same book, and a chapter a week. Then at a weekly meeting, you discuss that chapter. There are some other ideas for that type of group interaction that are helpful to creating a great team. IMO! Check it out.