This week I’ve been reflecting on why it is that some “agile” teams seem to really fly, while others never seem to get out of second gear. Part of the answer, at least in the teams I’ve looked at, lies in the abilities of their testers. I wrote about the phenomenon over three years ago:
The tester in Team 1 was very good at his job, whereas the tester in Team 2 wasn’t. And as a result, the developers in Team 1 produced significantly poorer code than those in Team 2!
Have you seen this effect? What did you do to harness the skills of your great testers so that they constructively support your great coders?