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Agile transformation can be a challenging undertaking
By: Sanjay Zalavadia
May. 12, 2017 05:00 PM
Speed has always been a major challenge in software development, as waterfall projects took up a significant amount of time to carry out due to lengthy operational and manual processes. Under this setup, you could expect your initiative to take months or even years to reach completion. In the mobile environment, this type of drawn out schedule is no longer feasible, especially when it comes to fixing issues and quickly addressing emerging user requirements.
Organizations gravitated toward agile testing methodologies and software practices to jumpstart their journey toward better serving modern needs. This included implementing new tools and procedures to boost overall capabilities and ensure that testers have the means to quickly catch and mitigate potential issues. Quality assurance teams will need to redefine their testing strategies under agile transformation and ensure that they are adapting to evolving to client specifications.
Unlearn old habits
Testers must unlearn their processes in favor of agile ones, but this will not happen overnight. In an interview with InfoQ, industry expert Navneet Goyal noted that QA teams will need to change their mindsets on a number of things including believing that the value of testing relies on logged defects, that automation is optional and that testing must follow a sequential pattern. Agile places a higher emphasis on writing quality code and creating new test cases around detected defects for better quality products. However, this transformation won't be possible without unlearning old testing strategy habits.
Define scope, but be open to changes
Another difference concerning scope in agile testing strategies is the fact that it will change. Your test plan should be a living document that reflects changes within a project, rather than a static policy that must be adhered to regardless of the situation. Constant updates can ensure that teams have the means to better cover areas and accommodate necessary developments.
Implement capable tools
Test management and agile operations would not be complete without automation tools. Automation is the main driver behind making agile testing possible by executing repeatable tests on a predetermined basis. Every change to the code must be evaluated to ensure that it not only works on its own but that it also doesn't negatively impact the rest of the build. Doing this by hand would take a significant amount of time, and just isn't feasible. Automation will run tests for every new element and provide quick feedback to enable quick time to market.
Agile transformation can be a challenging undertaking, but relying on outdated testing strategies can make your efforts even more difficult. Redefine your testing strategy by unlearning old habits, having the right test software test metrics, implementing capable tools that will empower your team and defining scope while being open to potential changes. Agile software development is the way of future app projects, and your testing strategy could be a major factor in the success of your own transformation.
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