Testagility offers bespoke software testing training for those who treat software development as a craft & appreciate the value great testing has to offer.

We specialise in helping the entire development team optimise the development pipeline for testability, facilitate continuous testing by all team members & ultimately accelerate & smooths the delivery of value to your customers.

Do any of the following situations sound familiar to you? If so, then we may be able to help

Software Delivery is hampered by TESTING

Test effort & rework is so unpredictable it impacts our ability to predict delivery timescales.

Let us show you how to test continuously through your development cycle in order to smooth the flow of value to your customers!

TESTERS SEE THEMSELVES AS THE GATEKEEPERS OF QUALITY

Nothing gets delivered unless our test team say so & they’re so picky!

Why should they be responsible for “signing off” software? They didn’t ask for it, they’re not funding it.

We can show you how the whole team can be responsible for quality so the no/go decision is obvious to all!

Testing takes too long & is hindering our iterative development

We're trying to be more agile in our approach, but our testing is preventing the short cycles & frequent delivery we're striving for.

When striving for agility, the entire approach to development needs to be overhauled, not just programming. Let us help you overhaul your testing!

The wrong thing gets built

We’re building software to requirements, but our customers problems still aren’t being solved

Testing should be helping to shape & refine the problem & subsequent requirements. We can show you how!

WE DON’T NEED TESTERS, WE’RE Automated

Our testing is >80% automated & we have Continuous Integration - we don't need testers

Automated tests typically only check your system behaves according to the explicit requirements.

Have you thought of your implicit requirements? Or that your requirements may be incorrect? Guess what - we have & we can help your thought process as well!

WE NEED TESTERS, BUT WE CAN't justify THEM

We’re such a small development organisation who recognises bugs are slipping through the net. We see the value in testing, but cannot afford a Tester.

Let us show you how to do the testing with the people you already do have. 

Or let us to do the testing for you as & when required.

SERVICES

Each of our testing services are designed around you & your challenges.

 

Consultancy

For when your testing related challenges leave you unsure which way to turn

training

For when you want to learn new testing skills

on-the-job coaching

For when you want help implementing new skills or adopting new development practices

A PAIR OF HANDS TO GET THE JOB DONE

For when the testing just needs to get done

a combination of all of the above

Each of the services are complimentary to each other & can be built into a package to suit your needs

Roundtable

Facilitated discussion generating a series of experiments which we retrospect on in the next discussion

 

SAFe Testing

NEW! Your organisation is adopting the Scaled Agile Framework - let us help you on your Agile journey with Scaled Agile Framework testing training.

GxP Validation TESTING

NEW! We can help you navigate the choppy waters of GxP validation testing, including optimising processes & configuring your tooling.

 

1 Day Free Software Testing Consultation

If you're not sure what you're after, I can onsite for a day to perform some interviews & record my observations. I will then share these observations with you, along with a series of recommendations & experiments that will help your testing move from a cost centre to a value-add activity!

About

Testagility is me, Duncan Nisbet.

The name Testagility is a cunning mash up of "testability" & "agility" - Two of the values I hold in high regard & that I believe underpin great testing

Testability

When developing software, we need to consider how easy it will be to test that software. This involves being able to control the software to put it into different states & then being able to observe the behaviour of the software to see if it meets the desires of the stakeholders.

Agility

Its important to keep the overheads of testing lightweight so that we can respond to change as & when it is required. We need to create the artefacts that support our testing story

Principles

There are several principles which underpin my beliefs & approach to testing. 

Contact Us

Contact details for Testagility & Duncan Nisbet

 

MORE ABOUT DUNCAN

Duncan Nisbet is a software developer passionate about testing & improving the people & processes that perform testing activities.

He has helped deliver working software across multiple domains including:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Financial
  • Ecommerce 
  • IPTV & digital TV
  • Online betting

He has worked with small startups without testing capabilities through to global Enterprise organisations - whatever you're situation, Duncan is likely to have lived & breathed something similar. 

His ideas & knowledge come from being in the trenches, embedded with the teams who are trying to overcome the challenges that face them.

His experience is raw but true.

You can find out more about Duncs on his personal website

 

N.B. This site is continually being improved as I grow, develop & receive feedback.