Is your organization struggling to implement Agile QA, even when other teams are using Agile methodologies? Here are seven steps to the Nearsoft approach to integrate Agile AQ into the software development cycle seamlessly.
QA is not something that can be effectively patched on in the middle of a development project. It must be considered from the beginning.
Get the whole team together before the coding starts to review test cases. For each, you must consider its priority, risk, preconditions, steps, expected result, and post-conditions.
Have a consistent duration for every Sprint. Go the same cycle of planning itt, keeping the team on track through daily Standup meetings, closing the Sprint with a Demo of the progress made, and capping it with a Retrospective.
It is a common mistake to think of Stories (i.e., new features) as separate from defects and technical debt. Instead, Agile QA requires that the team has visibility of all the work, not just the new “shiny” new features.
Everyone must know when,
Review defects daily. Then the Product Owner, along with the team decides whether to defer it, fix it right away, or if it’s really a duplicate. In any case, the decision is recorded in the tracking tool and made known to the whole team.
At the beginning of the project the team must decide what types of tests to run (e.g., UI, functional, performance, regression, etc.) Occasionally, a Sprint will introduce a feature that may require a new type of testing (e.g., load, stress).
This is a brief overview to start shifting your mindset to Agile.
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