Chapter 15 Tester Activities in Release or Theme Planning

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Agile development teams complete stories and deliver production-ready software in every iteration but plan the big picture or a larger chunk of functionality in advance. A theme, epic, or project may encompass several iterations. In this chapter, we look at what testers do when their team takes time to plan their release. We also consider ways to track whether our development is proceeding as anticipated, or if course corrections are needed.

The Purpose of Release Planning

One reason software teams try agile development is because they know long-range plans don’t work. ...

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