I have provided my view points on what is agile testing an what is not agile testing. Would appreciate your views and sharing your agile test adoption experiences
#1. If you follow weekly release model and every week you do manual testing. This is NOT AGILE testing
#2. Objective of adapting to agile is automate along with development so that on continuous releases you have enough automation to support qa efforts
#3. Adopting mix of white box and black box test approach to cover maximum scenarios
#4. Continious updating automation suite with production bugs / feature changes. I have often seen cases where automation takes second priority when it demands time
#5. Do you follow provided guideline http://blog.scrumpad.com/2008/11/7-practices-to-agile-qa.html. They are very good. I have seen developers providing builds without documentation and verbal explanation to feature implementations ?
#6. Context of agile is misused for not providing enough details on implementation / no documentation / push buggy code to production and keep fixing it in iterative builds
Without White box testing, automation adoption Agile test adoption would not add any value. Testers learning technical implementation plus moving towards white box testing would help and add value to adopt to agile testing.
I hope you would have seen some of the scenarios in your projects. Would love to hear your experience.