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Agile testing is a software testing practice that follows the principles of agile software development.

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Test reports for Agile software releases

Our organisation and clients expects us to give a sort of test "certificate" for each release. Each release consists of a couple of three/four weeks sprints, including testing efforts as: Automated ...
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How to solve miscommunication issues with qa in order to decrease task redundancy?

How to handle the situation where communicated bugs by the qa are duplicated as new issues by members of the project other than qa? What is the role if qa in this situation? Additional note: Time is ...
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How do I assess the testing process of a project?

I need to asses the efficiency/productivity of a project's testing process, which also uses SCRUM. How do I go about? Are there some peer-reviewed or well-known standard approachs to evaluate the ...
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Writing Test cases in an agile approach

I use to develop test cases in the traditional way by defining the following for each test senario:- Test case name. “View Current Transaction” Pre-condition. Valid “Username & password” The ...
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Methods for testing existing or commercial software?

First of all ,sorry if post in wrong room, i confuse should write question in SQA room or academia room. But actually i think member in SQA have more experience about this, and will help. I have to ...
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Release methodology for complex distributed system

I have a problem on deciding how to guarantee good testing of a complex distributed system before release. We have an automated testing infrastructure in place. The problem is that running all the ...
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ATs at Epic or Issue/Task level in JIRA

I have a project (in JIRA) with Stories containing acceptance criteria for it to be closed. Within these Stories, there are JIRA issues (development tasks), with their own UATs which help the ...
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what are the testing skills needed to test a stable system?

I have been testing a application in agile methodology where requirements change frequently. So, now the application has become stable.So , what are the extra skills to test a stable system?
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Product Owners - level of involvement with .feature files

I am involved in a project where Given-When-Then formatted stories are written by the Product Owner (in a web-based story repository / JIRA), then created by Developers, while system test automation ...
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How to test a system that is part of a bigger system?

I have experience testing from a business perspective but I'm currently working in an system which is a small part of a bigger system, so I don't have a clear vision of the entire business value flow. ...
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Tips for QA lead?

I was recently promoted to QA lead on an agile team working with offshore testers and an onshore development team. What kind of things should I expect? Any helpful tips for how to be awesome at this? ...
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How can I test a user story? Examples please?

I'm a new QS tester in a company in an Agile environment. During the sprint commit I was told that one of my tasks was going to be testing user stories? How exactly do you test something like that. If ...
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What should be a ideal Bug Post? [duplicate]

In my career, I have used a variety of issue tracking systems to post bugs. I have written a small article on what should be present ideally in a bug post ...
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What should be a role of a QA person who is doing Pair Testing with a Developer before code commit? [closed]

In my previous company we had a practice of doing smoke testing for 10 minutes before code commit by the developer. A QA need to sit with the associate developer and need to perform a quick smoke ...
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Test Automation in Agile?

Since Agile is iterative and many test-last tools are record and playback-style, and therefore can't really be applied in an Agile environment, this brings up a few issues. the target for test is ...
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Testing for SU Sprints

In an agile environment, for sprints for small updates, what approaches to testing are recommended? Do we just do exploratory testing after the SUT has been built before releasing it or do we do both ...
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How do you manage large sets of Acceptance Criteria?

Where I work we've recently made the switch to SCRUM. We've gone through the usual problem involved in such a transition from Waterfall but, overall, we now have a functional Agile/SCRUM approach. ...
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How to Sell the Software Engineer in Test Position?

I am raising a question I'm sure some of you had to tackle or will tackle soon. More and more software projects are adopting the test automation approach. Test automation can be achieve in multiple ...
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Documentation tool in Session-Based Test Management (SBTM)?

I wonder if anyone have experience of a tool for session-based testing? Nowadays we use SharePoint lists where we can write down our session plus other relevant info about the session (requirement, ...
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What options are available in the career path of a tester?

I am an ISTQB Foundation Certified Tester and am looking at attaining either the Certified Agile Tester (CAT) certification or the ISTQB Intermediate Certificate to add to my skills and experience to ...
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How in depth does a test plan have to be in agile environment?

I am currently working in a small agile team and I am trying to decide if a test plan is worth creating or if it is then what to include. Currently working on a story that I believe could do with some ...
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Who writes stories and tests in Agile? BA or tester?

I am currently a business analyst, but increasingly as I am working on agile projects. I am including test cases as acceptance criteria for my user stories. I am also interested in becoming more ...
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When should I do regression testing during each sprint?

I am in a small Agile development team with no automated testing. We use Scrumwise to keep up with development. The above answers address the question with automated tests and hardening testing at the ...
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Timing of development and testing in agile environment

We currently have a two week sprint and we seem have issues with timing between testing and development. We have (nearly) daily releases to a test environment. We stage our release about 1.5 days ...
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How to organize Test Plans in Microsoft Test Manager

Question: for those of you who create Test Plans based on product area rather than per iteration, why? And for those of you who create new, fresh Test Plans based on your release cycle (iteration / ...
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Testing with no QA team in an agile development environment

I'm currently working on a small team of a few developers, but even a small team of productive developers can develop a lot of functionality in one iteration (2 weeks in our case). We don't have a QA ...
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Separate tasks between development and QA

As my company begins its first agile project, I'm wondering if it would be easier to have separate tasks for QA and development for each story/requirement. Is it a cleaner process or will the lack of ...
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Applying Agile methodology - Testing /QA in Infrastructure Projects

What advice do you have for promoting Agile methodology in delivering Infrastructure projects. Can this be done to good advantage for Quality assurance purposes or are infrastructure projects too ...
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Bug hunts and possible alternatives?

Recently, our QA department has been running bug hunts. Once a sprint all the teams do 10 min demos then they spend the whole day submitting bugs for a feature getting ready for release. They've been ...
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Test case design standards- friend or foe?

Currently we use an agile team based approach to testing, where each team is responsible for their specific area of a product. While we have found this to be effective and easily manageable, over ...
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The role of a software tester in an agile environment?

What would you say was the role of a software tester in an agile environment? Is it just testing and logging bugs or is it more important to work closely with the project architects and developers to ...
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Testing an application under continuous development

Ill try and set the scene for you all as best as I can. I have been working as the sole Tester on a suite of 13 related applications which is the end result of 5 separate developers work. Basically ...
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Making scrum-fall work for the short-term

Our team is in an annoying situation: Our corporation is in a period of transition that will probably last another 3 to 6 months after a merger between two companies with very different philosophies. ...
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Adapting agile testing

I have provided my view points on what is agile testing an what is not agile testing. Would appreciate your views and sharing your agile test adoption experiences #1. If you follow weekly release ...
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Running Selenium test on TFS

I am currently working on implementing UI tests of .NET web application using Selenium RC. The tests are now coming together and I am beginning to look at how these will be incorporated into TFS. ...
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What goes in your definition of done (DoD) ?

In agile projects, we use the definition of done to ascertain when to consider a user story to be ready for acceptance (implemented and tested). In the project's DoD we have things like following ...
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If I didn't use TDD but want to transition to agile, should I go back and create those unit tests?

In an transitioning agile environment, if there was no Test Driven Development (no unit tests created), should you create unit tests to catch up on technical debt? And to what extent? Should they ...
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Difference between “Testing Behaviour” and “Test Case”

I'm new to software testing and would like to know the difference between "test case" and "testing behavior". For example, a registration form on the web has the following fields: -Name: ...
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Will the new ISO/IEC 29119 Software Testing standard work with agile methodologies like Scrum?

I somehow stumbled across some references to the new ISO/IEC 29119 Software Testing standard that is currently draft stage (apparently). I have not seen the details of this new standard, however I ...
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Fitting regression testing in a Agile/ Scrum development cycle

What is the best way to fit regression tests into a Agile/ Scrum development cycle? I've been working as the sole QA person in a 4 person Scrum team developing a new web client in jQuery. I am ...
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How do you adapt agile testing techniques to a regulated industry?

The StackExchange search seems to think this is a subjective question. I'm not sure about that. It seems pretty straightforward. Agile methodologies of software development involve more than just ...
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Should I try the evaluation version of HP Quality Center?

I'm trying to determine if I should spend some time working with a trial version of HP Quality Center. For a number of reasons, my time is very valuable to me right now both at work and in my ...
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Good resources for traditional testers adapting to an Agile environment

I haven't experienced a transition from waterfall to Agile myself - I worked for companies using Prince2, waterfall approaches to managing projects, and then I got a job working for a company using ...