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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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Acceptance Testing & Scrum - How do you handle bugs that occur during acceptance testing in parallel to ongoing/upcoming sprints?

Details In the ideal Scrum world, no errors occur in shippable code that has been successfully unit-tested; that this is no longer the case in reality, at the latest after a first manual acceptance ...
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What are some Career options after QA Testing field? [closed]

I am a Lead QA/Testing Engineer on the team who has worked on lot of Good manual/black-box testing and Automation testing projects, throughout my career. Now I'm a bit confused and Not sure what will ...
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Should bugs be story-point estimated?

Devs in my team state that estimating points for a bug that needs investigation is not beneficial as it is too difficult to assess the difficulty of fixing a bug before actually laying hands on it. ...
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What is your approach to low-priority bugs?

What is your team's approach with those bugs that you open and report with the absolute certainty that there will never be time in the future to fix them? Do you think it is better to keep them ...
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How to introduce Agile to a waterfall company as a Tester?

How to introduce Agile to a company working in the waterfall paradigm? 1. People How to best describe it to management developers Can Agile "guarantee" some quick wins? Does it depend on ...
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Tests that cannot be automatable in BDD model but can be automatable in TDD model

I have been to a interview. The interviewer said they were using BDD model in their project. He asked me this question. Define some Tests that cannot be automatable in BDD model but can be ...
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QA gets all the work at the end of the sprint

We have an issue in our Scrum Agile process, where all the developers get PBI (Product Backlog Item) work done in the last few days of the sprint. And then QA is forced to test everything at end of ...
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How to introduce BDD to SAFe?

There have been some criticisms of SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) in this post, including: I think SAFe is not Agile at all and [the business is] not understanding how TDD and BDD work with SAFe's ...
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Creating selenium scripts from requirements

Is it possible to create selenium webdriver scripts just looking at test cases, use cases or requirements. I always wonder how the scripts could be created in advance when the functionality has not ...
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What strategies and test cases should I use to test in Agile development?

How do you build test cases vs user stories/features vs requirements? What is your test strategy in agile development model? What is automation test strategy in agile development model?
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Cucumber background feature

I'm trying to understand how to use the background feature in cucumber. My current understanding is that it's used as something that happens before every Scenario. But I don't really understand it. ...
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How to integrate test team into multiple agile projects effectively

We have a small test team of 4 people who currently work across 4 products. 3 of these consist of sprints with a duration of two weeks, and the last is a continuous project working on technical debt. ...
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Does Kanban imply the removal of bug tracking?

The software development planet is in a phase of huge transitions. There are many sdlc models being introduce and transformed like Agile , DevOps , DevSecOps and so on. One of the main shift I ...
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Are there more agile testing techniques like test jumpers, mob testing etc.?

In our project we want to move away from the regular testing methods (e.g. ISTQB specification based testing) and we want to expand our testing technique with agile testing techniques. Who knows agile ...
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What does QA need to take into consideration while checking that tasks are valid

I'm the QA lead in my company, and as part of that I'm responsible for the quality of the TASKS that each engineer has. What does it mean? I need to verify that each task/story/bug that assigned ...
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Agile test procedures in Waterscrum + Staging Enviroment

Currently, I am working in several teams at the same time. The project teams work in Waterscrum and have defined an agile sprint of - one-week development + one week testing. All teams work with ...
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What is shift left concept means in AGILE?

What is shift left concept means in AGILE? What is agile and shift left concept? How to use it in a software development life cycle
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How bug prioritization works in agile projects vs non agile

When reporting a defect, we are setting the priority and severity of the defect. How this works with agile development? Is there any specific way ? How bug prioritization works in agile projects vs ...
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Without writing the test cases is good approach to test the product or software in Agile process?

We have Several projects are lined up along with the product testing. Due to time urgency and time constraints the test cases are not writing up for some functions and UI and doing the testing without ...
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How to improve agile environments as test lead?

I'm a test lead in a company and have only a handful of people in the testing team. We are working on multiple projects simultaneously. Our company is following an Agile methodology. In some time, ...
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Should QA ask developers for requirements?

Considering Agile software development process. Is it a good practice to ask developers directly for requirements rather than the product owner? The development team had already gathered some ...
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How to automate a UI, put it on a devops pipeline and then maintain it?

I have an browser based application that needs to be tested. In an agile environment how do I automate it? How do I create high quality, reliable automation that is easy for others to use and ...
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The best way to summarize QA reporting?

We all know the problem, we have a reporting for the unit test, which is then usually sent as a warning "Build is not running" via email. We have a reporting for automated acceptance test, we have an ...
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What timeframe should be scheduled for exploratory testing?

Basically, the Explorative Test should be planned accordingly over a Timebox. But how do you define these? Does the team decide within the sprint planning how big the effort for the exploratory test ...
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Which penetration test tools can be used in the agile and CI environment?

since I have different projects, with different development environments, it is, of course, important for me which penetration tools I use. The projects: Project 1 is a pure web project which is ...
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Multiple Scrum Teams - How Can I Make Use of QA?

Currently, I have two Scrum-Teams I'm responsible for, who did not plan a QA structure before. There were code reviews, and partly acceptance test. Previously, the functionality was developed within ...
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How to plan penetration testing in agile development?

Of course, as is well known, we plan of course Unit Test (in my case Junit) in the sprint, we have with QfS a GUI / Acceptance Test Framework which we plan accordingly in the sprint. The question but ...
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How to handle versioning for multi-sided ( frontend and backend) project?

Our solution has 3 environments(development,staging and production), and Currently,each environment has it's own versioning. e.g. Development : Frontend --> 1.0.8.8. Backend --> 1.0.15.12 ...
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How can tester ensure a timely ad high quality delivery when no deliverable are provided by developers for an Epic due in 30 days

If there is an Epic to be delivered in 30 days but the developers have not provided any deliverable and it's already day 1, how can testers ensure timely and high-quality delivery? What steps should ...
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How to structure the test suite in test management tool

Im using Testlink as our test management tool. We are using in agile environment How to structure our test cases as test suite in our test management tool. Also how to maintain the tracerbility We ...
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How to plan both manual & automated testing in 2 weeks sprint?

After finishing writing manual test cases (lets say in 3 days) we submit to PO(Product Owner) for review. Now my question is, when to start manual testing and how (Might be based on our manual test ...
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What are the common ways of testing the UI of a project while being Agile

I'm working at a startup company and feel like they get into a deadlock by testing UI in wrong ways. They are creating a brand new project from scratch with a new UI and this is how they perform ...
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Im looking a test plan template document for agile environment. Appreciate if you can share

Im preparing some QA template for QA department. We are following Agile development process and im looking a test plan template that can use in agile environment
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In an AGILE work environment, what kind of work should be classified as a bug to be fixed immediately?

We plan 2 week sprints with all tasks and bugs as much as we can. Every once in a while our QA Lead will assign the developers "bugs" mid-sprint for UI inconsistencies or non-emergency (or what he ...
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How to manage test automation project with agile methodology when we have no control over the software we are testing

A team is developing software and testing it using a dummy back end. That team is not allowed to have access to the real system for testing (politics), so my team is testing it with the real back end. ...
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Is there any standard or pattern of doing Exploratory Testing

Is there any standard or pattern of doing Exploratory Testing? Do we still need to write test cases or not? Is there any flow to follow with this kind of testing? How Exploratory Testing related ...
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How to move toward Dev Ops in testing from Agile

We are looking to move towards DevOps methodology. Currently, we are using Agile methodologies in testing. We, as a team wants to increase the number of deployments/releases in a year. For this, we ...
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Will implementing Agile generally improve code quality?

I am writing up a white paper to introduce Agile. As my role is a QA engineer working for a consultancy company. We want customers to hire us to train them in implementing Agile and we DO want our ...
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In what phase, QC Testing and UAT happens in Agile projects?

I'm new to Agile. I was trying to figure out when do QC testing and UAT happens in projects using Agile methodology. Explore phase, Adapt phase?
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What can be done if requirements are changing continuously in Agile?

If requirements are likely to change frequently during development. Although a complete change in requirement is possible, most of the time, it is the technical details that are subject to change. e.g....
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How is regression testing tracked as part of a Sprint? Is it a user story or a task?

How is regression testing tracked as part of a Sprint? Is it a user story or a task? We always do regression testing as part of a sprint; however, there is question on whether we track as a task ...
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How to document testing in Agile environments? [closed]

The "Working software over comprehensive documentation" agile value is one of the most controversial. Regarding testing, how do agile test team achieve "Just Barely Good Enough Models and Documents"? ...
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Do Agile Methodologies have an impact upon Software Quality [closed]

Currently i'm doing a project in school and I would like to ask a question: Do Agile Methodologies have an impact upon Software Quality? I'm not really looking for a specific and clear answer to ...
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Should a senior QA engineer in Agile be expected to design/architect app features?

Can a QA engineer be actually expected to design and/or architect production features (not just automation framework)? Especially if he/she has 12+ years of experience and in a team where other ...
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Is Agile - Methodology, Model or a Process? [closed]

I have been working with waterfall model till now. Now We are moving to Agile. Now as we all are new to it everybody is using a different term i.e. some says "Agile Methodology", others "Agile Model" ...
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Do we use/need test cases in Agile?

In our organization, we are implementing Agile. Right now, we start with the test as soon as we receive stories and never go for the test cases. We test the stories on the basis of acceptance criteria....
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The right way to start test automation in agile project

I am working in a agile testing project. I am new in testing field, please help me if somebody knows the answer. My questions are, Are test cases needed in agile testing or do we directly write ...
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Considerations and suggestions for QA lead responsible for software testing and development processes [closed]

I am offered a position as a QA lead, which is a big-big step up for me. I would appreciate some feedback, heads-up, suggestions, certify and considerations when tackling such a responsibility. ...
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What does QE do in a modern agile web development environment? [closed]

What are the key tasks and responsibilities of the Quality Engineering group in a modern Agile web development group?
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How to create test template in Agile?

I am new in the team and they asked me to create test template in Agile. Right now we are in POC phase. This template will help us in future when we will be in real development phase. I don't have ...
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