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

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Are there specific coding guidelines for test automation?

Details Currently we are trying to find more ways to write better code. Of course, this does not exclude our automated test cases. We are already testing in the dev environment with SonarCube and ...
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Responsibilities and suggested tasks of a QA/automation within an agile team?

I've been told by my line manager that I, as the sole QA tester and automation developer of our agile team, lack the engagement, commitment, and mindset of a quality lead, which I effectively am, by ...
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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 is intermittent issue in Testing?

What is Intermittent issue in Testing? How do we find it?
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Starting testing from scratch in existing software project

The question is: "How to implement testing from scratch? How to structure things?" I have taken the position of Head of QA in a start-up company. The situation is that they have a software ...
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Test Strategy Documents seem obsolete in agile teams. Am I wrong?

Test strategy documents are obsolete? Is Test Strategy document no longer relevant for testing in the 2020s? No one cares what it says, only that it exists to because some people want it. This ...
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Should I push my changes for testing and then work on unit tests?

Say I am working on a React app, in Agile methodology. I pick up a story. Do the dev work sans unit tests. Push it to the testers for picking up when they are ready. In the meanwhile, I start writing ...
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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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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 do you determine that your project's quality has increased over time?

Preface: I know that the question may be a bit broad, so I hope it doesn't get closed. However, I feel this is a topic that a lot of QA engineers and managers struggle with and I don't think there's ...
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The third amigo problem when customer is unknown

BDD is a useful collaboration tool (amongst other purposes). One of the main benefits is the shared language between customers/business analysts, developers, and testers. This is facilitated by the ...
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Ways to apply Automated/Automation Testing? [closed]

I was tasked with researching 'ways to apply automated testing'. I have never done automated testing. Only manual with test plans written by developers. Not sure where to begin. Anyone have any ...
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Can Agile make a tester more Dis-empowered

Was a single tester(TA) in waterfall project. company went through mergers Currently going through Agile transformation. before -works under product owner (PO) and had more autonomy of selecting ...
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Should testers estimate effort only for themselves

When estimating effort for a user story, is tester supposed to estimate only the testing effort or the whole team effort? If the story is technically challenging but relatively easy to test should I ...
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Why are Fibonacci numbers used for estimating effort?

What is the reason for using Fibonacci numbers to estimate effort for Agile projects? I know this is not strictly testing related, but testers are still part of the planning and understanding of this ...
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How to integrate 4 QA engineers into 4 dev (Scrum) teams?

In the Product Team I work in, the engineering resources look as follows: 4 dev teams (4-5 members each), each team with a dedicated Product Owner 1 QA team (4 members) Approach 1: Currently, the ...
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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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What are good practices for improving quality in a project new to me?

For the first time my team is going to take over a project from another company. Our goal is to improve quality - as I heard the project has a lot of bugs, UX issues and its performance is very low... ...
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Percentage of time of an evaluation used to perform the evaluation

I often need to evaluate the time required to test a modification and include this time into the evaluation. What is the average percentage of the time evaluated that should be used to perform the ...
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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 will happen if we start testing only after development?

It has become increasingly common for groups to want to start testing as soon as possible because the cost of fixing a potential bugs in design level is much cheaper than fixing a bug later. But, ...
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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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Area of responsibility of a test manager within the agile process?

At first glance, Scrum doesn't say anything about how to test and who should take responsibility for it. Sure, it is always said that in Scrum the team is testing. But who bears the responsibility? ...
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Handling Issues in a agile environment? [duplicate]

Right now I'm almost tormented by answering the following question: "How do we handle our errors and issues in an agile environment?" Scrum is a framework that does not directly dictate ...
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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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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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Exploratory testing or SBTM in the Sprint Planning?

I would like to include SBTM in our sprint. Ask with, of course, many questions. Where is the difference to explorative testing? Is more worthwhile an explorative test with timebox? What times should ...
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Handle errors that occur in Acceptance Testing, in parallel with running and upcoming sprints?

In the ideal scrum world, shippable code, which is successfully unit-tested, does not fail; That in reality, at least after a first manual acceptance test is no longer that way, I think rather ...
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How do you test translations are correct?

In our application, we have a bunch of translations in different languages, in English, German, Arabic, and Spanish. I think, 100% Unit testing coverage can be useful to check the translations, ...
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Agile testing main goals [closed]

What are the main goals of agile testing? I think it is plan, develop, test, review, deploy (shippable product). The primary goal would be to test until we have a shippable product. Correct me if Im ...
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Some feelings about Testing Engineer and Software Engineer in Agile development?

I am Software developer, have worked for Agile development in some years. In theory, team members should support together. But the reality is different,I always struggle with Testing Engineers about ...
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Possible scenarios for a periodic task that is run daily at 11:40 PM to process a data set available globally

I'm testing an e-commerce website and there is a deviation that is occurring on a daily basis for a periodic task that runs daily at 11:40 PM. In essence, what this task does that it picks all orders ...
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What are the Best Practices for structuring a Test Plan

When working at small organisation in a small IT team gaining maturity with a one person test team. Using Test Manager in VSTFS 2015, what are the best practices for test plan structure? The Team ...
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How can I effectively transform the QA team into Agile and scrum?

I haven't seen any organization solely working on Scrum. Almost everyone practices Agile, but not completely follow the Scrum or any other process. Though they practice daily stand up meeting, ...
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How to perform QA when dev provided no deliverables? [duplicate]

The development team will release new epic after 30 days, today is day 1 and they did not provide any deliverables. What should a QA Engineer do to assure high quality?
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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 start working as a QA being a non-IT person?

How can I start working as a Fresher QA in IT Field being an Electronics and Communications Engineer (from Non-IT Field)? What are the IT concepts which I need to learn before learning QA concepts? ...
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Is checking web content for typos and spelling mistakes part of QA or testing?

At my work a test manager is getting her team to raise any bugs or defects within JIRA. When I look at JIRA bug reports, there are a whole lot of text copy issues raised for web content. I always ...
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How to utilize Chrome Dev tools for QA(manual or automation)?

These days I noticed the features in Chrome Dev tools(especially in 60+ versions) are increasing day by day and in every tab, there are a lot of options which most of us QA engineers are not fully ...
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What are key advantages of adding developer who can test vs tester who can code

Background: To hire for an engineer position in a small(2-3 developers) agile team where there is no existing "tester" in the team. Problem statement: We are trying to decide what skills we should be ...
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Good Test Case Management Solutions for Agile with JIRA

I know this is a subjective question, but I'm looking to find pros and cons of different Test Management Software to be able to make an objective decision to get the best tool for my needs. I am a ...
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Beginner S.R.S testing section writing advice

I'm writing the Testing section for a SRS for a group project. We started out with the IEEE std 830-1993 SRS template but have kinda moulded it around our project to suit our needs. We are taking an ...
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