Foundations of Agile Software Testing

Students will be able to articulate the major concepts in Agile Software Testing

Students will learn the objectives of testing, the testing lifecycles for each methodology, what the Agile TCOE is and it’s functions.

Students will learn the testing roles, activities and artifacts used in Agile teams

Students will learn the diffent testing phases and teseting types

Students will learn high level test planning and test execution in agile projects

Students will learn about test metrics and reporting in agile projects

Students will learn common tools used in testing


  • Some basic exposure to software testing would be helpful


The Foundations of Agile Software Testing course presents an introductory overview of agile software testing and compares waterfall, iterative and agile methodologies. This course introduces students to the high level concepts of agile software testing including testing objectives and terminology, testing lifecycle, roles, activities and artifacts, test phases and types, agile acceptance criteria and test cases, agile estimation, sprint test planning and execution, defect management, agile test metrics and testing tools. 

This course is divided into 9 sections and includes review quizzes covering each section. Downloadable hand-outs are available for several lectures to be used as reference material after the course.

Our goal is to create courses that are very practical so that you can use what you have learned in you day to day project work in agile teams. 

Who this course is for:

  • Students who are wanting to enter the Software Testing Profession or are already Software Testers and are transitioning to Agile.

Course content

10 sections • 19 lectures • 1h 20m total lengthExpand all sections

Introduction1 lecture • 1min

  • Introduction01:04

Testing Objectives and Terminology3 lectures • 18min

  • Testing Objectives03:53
  • The Cost of Quality03:29
  • Testing Terminology10:20

The Testing Lifecycle2 lectures • 10min

  • Where Does Testing Fit Within Projects?06:12
  • The Testing Lifecycle03:47
  • Sections 1, 2 and 3 Review5 questions

The Agile Testing Center of Excellence (TCOE)1 lecture • 5min

  • The Agile TCOE04:32

Testing Roles, Activities and Artifacts3 lectures • 5min

  • Testing Roles02:58
  • Testing Activities00:10
  • Testing Artifacts01:50

Acceptance Criteria, Test Cases and Requirements Traceability1 lecture • 4min

  • Acceptance Criteria, Agile Test Cases and Requirements Traceability03:50
  • Sections 4,5 and 6 Review5 questions

Testing Phases and Testing Types2 lectures • 14min

  • Testing Phases07:03
  • Testing Types06:31

Agile Test Estimation, Sprint Test Planning and Sprint Test Execution3 lectures • 14min

  • Agile Test Estimaton04:57
  • Agile Test Planning02:19
  • Agile Test Execution07:06
  • Sections 7, 8 Review5 questions

Agile Defects and the Definition of Done1 lecture • 4min

  • Agile Defects and the Definition of Done04:05

Agile Test Metrics and Reporting and Testing Tools2 lectures • 7min

  • Agile Test Metrics and Reporting03:57
  • Testing Tools02:37
  • Sections 9, 10 Review2 questions

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