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

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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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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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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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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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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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Exactly how are BDD, TDD, ATDD, Kanban and Scrum different from a waterfall approach?

I don't understand the differences between the following terms: BDD - Behavior-driven development TDD - Test-driven development ATDD - Acceptance test-driven development Kanban Scrum How do these ...
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How to tackle a huge bug backlog?

What is the best approach in dealing with a huge bug backlog? Currently we have a huge bug backlog and i was looking for an efficient way to deal/categorize/ how to manage the backlog?
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Agile Tester vs Traditional Tester…?

What is the Difference in Role of a Traditional Manual Tester, who works in a waterfall based Project and that of an Agile tester, who works in an Agile based Project? My project has started to ...
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Lack of focused testing

For testers in Agile project, it is very difficult to focus on testing. There are so many tasks to completed and to name a few : prepare stories for the future sprint with business analysts discuss ...
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How in depth should test plans be in agile environments?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the difference between Gold bug and Latent bug?

There are two different bugs, Gold and Latent. Both exists in application from (lets say) Sprint 1. I would be thankful if you could tell me the difference between Gold bug and Latent bug?
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What is the “right amount of testing”?

When SCRUM teams develop components individually, components which will be integrated to form a solution, my understanding is that there are 3 levels of testing. Unit testing: Test how the ...
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Deleting created data from Automated Tests?

So what's the best way to go about this? Lets pretend im testing localhost, or a remote site. That either has a mysql or postgreSQL database. I have a few automated tests that create things (X,Y,Z ...
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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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How to set up a Software testing process

I have been assigned a task to create a Testing process in the company. Our company uses Agile methodology. The task is to create a generic plan which determines the role of a QA/Tester in the ...
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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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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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Agile: Most important “types” of test cases?

So if you were to look at wikipedias list of the different types of test cases you'll see a huge list. In an ideal world QA would have an infinite number of hours to create test plans for all the ...
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QA in an Extreme Programming Agile Environment

I've been a QA in an agile environment before, but I've now found myself at a company that practices Extreme Programming to the T. I was wondering where you guys think that a somewhat traditional ...
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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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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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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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How Agile/Scrum Teams estimate Testing Effort?

In Agile Testing, what are some of the most common estimation techniques with context to the QA process. What are story points?
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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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Scrum Master certification for manual tester? Boon or not?

I have learnt that a "Scrum Master" is the one who facilitates the "continuous improvement" process during a Sprint retrospective. From my experience the retrospective leads to improving the (testing) ...
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How to deal with a situation where a team has only 2 test engineers and ask of the time (all the time) is manual testing

The scenario: Scrum team consists of more developers than testers Stories revolve around 80% of testing tasks Why so much testing? There are asks of E2E testing for several user flows; regression ...
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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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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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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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Which Agile certifications suits the Beginner or Medium level Agile developer? [closed]

I am very much impressed in working with Agile environment plus I'd like to learn more about automated testing. I am planning to get certified in Agile Scrum and couldn't find good information over ...
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Should the development team ever write test cases or review them in depth?

I'm working in an "Agile" environment and as the developer, I have been asked by QA to write some test cases and to extensively review existing ones. This seems very backwards to me. Am I missing ...
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What should I be testing, aside from unit testing, in an agile environment?

The focus always seems to be on short stories and then the code that goes with them tends to have units tests. What other areas or levels should I be testing in? The context is for SaS (Software as ...
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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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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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How to test the REST API's effectively ( Complete )?

I want to know apart form verifying status codes ( 200, 400, 500 ) and json what else we can verify to make sure API's work as intended ? PS : I have little Idea about Schema validation as well. If ...