Looks like I didn’t give the team enough credit. There were no issues about testing at this mornings Scrum . Everybody agreed and we knocked 60 points off the outstanding points. The burn down is starting to look like a black run.
It is generally accepted that agile requires great developers but it takes more than just technical skills. It takes courage and humility to admit you were wrong to your peers. It takes an open mind to constantly reappraise our assumptions and a complete lack of ego to accepts that what we did yesterday needs rethinking with the knowledge gained today. Once the whole team comes to terms with this everyone is free to make suggestions without fear of causing offence, knowledge is shared and the team feels alive.