Agile software development is a group of software development methodologies based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams.

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HP Agile Manager versus JIRA

Has anyone used and able to offer a comparison of HP Agile Manager versus JIRA in a scrum environment, with 2 week sprints? This is considering test management, the benefits of integrated bug ...
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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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What are the benefits of using software Defect prediction in Agile based software development?

Currently most of the industries are using Agile based software development methodologies. And in Agile based development, we already have test cases in hand before development work starts. So, can ...
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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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Are there some free-to-use test methodologies? [closed]

I would like to extend project portfolio with another testing methodology. I used to use TMAP Next from Sogeti here (http://www.tmap.net/en/tmap-next/downloads/tmap-next-downloads). Are there some ...
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In agile (Scrum) practices, where do I start with making Q&A (testing) more efficient if the team is transitioning from waterfall to agile?

My team has recently transitioned from the traditional waterfall method to practicing Scrum. Being the QA lead, really the only tester on a small team, how can I get the process more aligned with ...
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Is there traceability matrix in agile?

In traceability matrix the links between requirements and tests can help answer: Which requirements is almost never tested, and which is tested extremely often? Will a change to a particular ...
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Introducing Scrum in a distributed team

We would like to start using scrum in our distributed development team. Until know we used a "home-grown" methodology, but we would like to switch to something more defined and mature. Scrum would be ...
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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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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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JIRA: Agile: adding jira issues directly to a sprint

When looking at the Plan view of a scrum RapidBoard, is it possible to add issues directly to a sprint? There is a link against the Epics for adding directly to an Epic.
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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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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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How to write Test Strategy [closed]

How do I write test strategy in simple way by referring Functional requirement document. and Business requirement document. What are the bullet points?
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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 to finish the testing in the same iteration/sprint?

I am aware of the fact that agile testing is an ongoing process and should happen in parallel to development. But how is that actually achieved? Is it even possible to fix all found issues in the same ...
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Should a scrum be any different for testers from multiple teams?

I am about to start managing a team of testers within a company. Each tester is on a different team, one tester per team. For example, one tester is on the database team, another on the software ...
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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 ...