Transforming Testing Journey With Agile Methodology

Datetime:2016-08-23 03:31:49          Topic: Test Engineer  Agile Development           Share

Identifying the accurate tools and methodologies to assure a better customer experience is imperative for any organization. The right blend of quality assurance and testing is required to fulfill a critical role in the digital transformational journey.

Agile is a practice that promotes continuous repetition of testing and development during the software development lifecycle (SDLC). Unlike the old waterfall model, development and testing are carried out simultaneously in agile. The agile methodologies emphasizes on four central values:

  • Customer collaboration
  • A working software
  • Individual and team interactions on tools and processes
  • Consequently, responding to the change of the plan

The old and traditional waterfall process for software delivery used to view testing as a manual activity that used to consume a lot of time. Consequently, testing was always observed as a bottleneck that has to be crammed into the closing weeks of the delivery. Whereas, agile deflates this perception by reducing the testing time with the implementation of continuous delivery. In agile, the effort is being spread evenly throughout the process with the help of tests running in parallel with development. This ongoing process is said to have no adverse effect on the quality of the software or application.

Quality assurance is becoming critical to every organization these days. Adapting to latest technology demands a better process knowledge. Agile testing has become more common these days in order to deliver projects at a fast pace. Collaboration and automation are the two ingredients that make DevOps and agile testing  successful. These key ingredients ensure quicker test execution thus, deploying constant testing approach. Agile methodologies are changing the way testers operate. This holistic approach and product development strategy inspire teams to communicate on a regular basis and speed up the process. Some of the key benefits of agile testing services are given below:

  • Saves cost and time
  • Less documentation needed
  • Improves quality
  • Consistent feedback from the end-user

Agile scrum encourages IT, testing, and business teams to collaborate and work together rather than disagreeing with each other. This process develops better understanding between teams and ultimately helps in serving the client faster. Agile, being a powerful tool not only for testing but also for software development. It helps in dealing with various project pitfalls such as cost, scope creep, and schedule predictability in a precise manner.





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