Lisa Crispin

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Pivotal Labs -


An agile testing coach and practitioner, Lisa Crispin is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Addison-Wesley, 2009), and a contributor to Beautiful Testing (O'Reilly, 2009) and Testen in der Finanzwelt (2009). She also co-wrote Testing Extreme Programming (Addison-Wesley, 2002) with Tip House. Lisa specializes in showing agile teams how testers can add value and guide development with business-facing tests. For the past ten years, Lisa has worked as a tester on agile teams developing web applications in Java and .Net. She teaches Agile Testing courses and tutorials worldwide. Lisa regularly contributes articles to publications such as Better Software magazine, Software Test and Performance Magazine, IEEE Software Magazine, Methods and Tools, Agile Journal, Agile Record, She enjoys sharing her experiences at conferences and user group meetings around the world. Lisa was named one of the 13 Women of Influence in testing by Software Test and Performance magazine. For more about Lisa's work, visit