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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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How to introduce Agile 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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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 agile (Scrum) practices, where do I start with making QA (testing) more efficient if the team is transitioning from waterfall to agile?

My team has recently transitioned from the traditional waterfall method to practising 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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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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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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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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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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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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When should QA be testing during a sprint? (Agile)

If you are getting build on alternative days then, once the sprint is started you can start preparing your test cases corresponding to the assigned user stories. Once the build is deployed then you ...
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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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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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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 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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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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QA as Scrum Master

I have been thinking more and more as to whether it’s a good idea to have one of the Lead QA testers as the project's Scrum Master? Here’s my thinking, which may not be the same in every company/...
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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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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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How can I organize QA documentation within an Agile environment

In Agile we favour immediate communication over documentation. However, in QA we still have a need and desire to document the process to provide structure and guidance. What high-level structure in ...
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Planning next sprint in Agile environment?

My boss and I had a meeting today and the topic was concerned with downtime for dev or QA. We currently work in an Agile environment. My boss wants to start working on dev for the next cycle while QA ...
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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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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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“Conventional” Test cases in an Agile environment?

I've just started at a Web Development company that does websites/mobile apps. I've done QA for 5-6 years now and they wanted someone that had QA experience but wasn't set in their ways to be their QA ...
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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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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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Is it possible to configure Jira/X-Ray so that the X-Ray tests can be used as sub-tasks?

We are using JIRA for Agile programming using 'Stories'. The stories have sub-tasks to complete the work and we would like to use X-Ray tests as sub-tasks, but the only issue type JIRA makes ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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What is definition of done in automation testing?

Team, What is definition of done for automation testing? For example, do we consider execution time or test case coverage?
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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 measure productivity in agile testing?

What is the best way to measure the productivity of software testing in agile teams?
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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 ...