37705Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Dedicate Tester in an Agile Team
- Apr 16, 2009On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 11:37 PM, brian_bofu <brian_bofu@...> wrote:
>People with a background in testing definitely bring something unique
> The developers are practising TDD. My question is, is there a need for a
> tester in the team if we have not had one yet? Can developers who are doing
> TDD/AT ensure the quality without testers' invlovement?
to the table. At the very least they: a) are familiar with methods and
tools for testing that aren't strictly related to TDD. b) have spent a
lot of time thinking about how to break things and where things might
be likely to break. c) understand how to think about and communicate
Are these things strictly necessary to do TDD effectively and ensure
quality? No. Could they help to do it faster/better? Definitely.
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