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Questions tagged [scrum]

Scrum is a part of Software development process, iterative and incremental Agile method / framework for IT project management and/or application development.

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Buffer for errors in the Sprint Planning Meeting?

In a discussion with a Product Owner I had the situation that there were many bugs in the Product Backlog, but PO did not have time to prioritize them. So he wanted to set a story that is timeboxed ...
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How to deal with or prevent idle in the test team?

I'm currently in two scrum projects. The team consists of 9 people (5 developers, 3 testers). We work with user stories, story point estimates and two-week sprints. The team has received a great deal ...
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What changes for testers when they are testing in agile environments?

We know that the whole development team is responsible for the quality of the product. If only the testers test, there can be no question of shared responsibility. Of course, the testers in the team ...
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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 a ...
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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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Code freeze implementation in Scrum team

Could you, please, share your experience on test processes on your project. Do you have code freeze for the test team to retest all the stories, that were made during the sprint, on the end of a ...
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how to implement ATDD and TDD at the same time

i highly appreciate your effort to provide me with real implementation -as example- of scrum process from requirement to user story and acceptance criteria and when to start design TDD and ATDD maybe ...
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How to keep track of regression bugs during Sprint in JIRA?

I want to keep track of all the regression bugs in JIRA, which is not related to any specific user stories in the current sprint. While creating as separate bug/task in the sprint affect its scope. ...
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How to handle QA and testing in a scrum environment?

I work for a web development agency, and we are using the scrum model. The way it is applied may not be the best. We use grooming sessions, work in complexity points, but in the end, the project was ...
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Using test-cases, check-list as supporting stuff in development?

Our company is moving from waterfall to scrum. So now testers and developers are really working together. And there is an idea to use checklists and test-cases created by testers as stuff that will ...
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Should code reviewer read user story COAs?

As I understand, code review is to look for language/framework best practices, uniform conventions, guidelines and optimization paths. A while ago, I was peer reviewing code in scrum team and had some ...
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Separate QA v.s. Scrum Team Member - How should QA be involved?

(Sorry it's a long question) I have worked with several companies where QA Team is treated as part of development team, and QA team is involved in most of the activities within development process. ...
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QA Steps to move sprint story from Ready for QA to Done?

I am looking for the high level general steps performed by a QA Engineer on a scrum team using JIRA and a test management tool like Test Rail. I realize this will be different for every company but ...
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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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Automated test tasks using TFS / Scrum

My group supports automated testing for our org. We have defined a process by which scrum based product teams request us to run automation against builds that are candidates for production. There is ...
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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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Does anyone know of a good bug matrix or defect management process?

I am currently looking for a good bug matrix. Does anyone know of one, i have come across this: https://michaellant.com/2010/05/25/a-simple-agile-defect-management-process/
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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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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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Types of testing can be done on a first build

Today I attended an interview. These are the questions which I thought I needed more clarification. 1.What are the types of testing that can be conducted on first build which was released in first ...
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How to handle Idle team members in Sprint

I am working as a SCRUM MASTER in a TEAM of 10 people (6 DEV, 1 Designer & 3 QA). My organization has just started working in SCRUM methodology and we are having a problem in resource management - ...
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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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“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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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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What is the complete scrum process for testing a change from start to end

I need complete start to end scrum process for testing a change. From taking a bug/enhancement from the product backlog , getting a BRD/FSD, writing Test scenarios......to........logging bugs to Jira ...
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Differences between KANBAN and SCRUM with respect to testing?

Could anyone please give some important differences between KANBAN and SCRUM with respect to testing? Any examples are most welcome.
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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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Blended testing strategy in agile. Is it really possible to do efficiently?

In a book I have, it says that for agile project, blended test strategy is the best, where it should use: Risk based strategy Reactive Automated regression So I was about to implement in our project ...
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Requirement-to-code traceability in Agile/Scrum development?

I'm trying to figure out how to provide an easy-to-manage requirements-to-code (and vice-versa) traceability to some projects which use SCRUM and JIRA. The projects use unit testing. So I'm splitting ...
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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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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 tracking,...
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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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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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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 practicing Scrum. Being the QA lead, really the only tester on a small team, how can I get the process more aligned with ...