LogiGear Magazine – July 2012 – Testing in Agile

LogiGear Magazine July 2012 Testing in Agile

 

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Team collaboration is essential for testing embedded systems. Developing software for an embedded system often carries more risk than for general purpose computers, so testing is extremely critical. However, there still has to be a good balance between time spent on testing and time spent on development to keep the project on track. As consultants ...
Agile, in terms of software development, has incorrectly and for too long come to mean fast and “getting product out the door quicker.” But Agile is not about speed; it is about being flexible. I always begin my discussions on Agile development by getting a definition for the word Agile. Agile, in terms of software development, ...
Application development and delivery teams are under constant pressure to release quality features as quickly as possible. CIOs rate delivering applications faster, with higher quality and with strong control on application development as their key priorities. What’s more, supporting this type of agile environment is particularly complex to IT teams that are also tasked with supporting ...
As CTO of Xebia and highly experienced in offshore testing in India, Guido articulates his methods in addressing common challenges faced by the in-house and offshore teams. He weighs heavily on strategic tactics as well as key cultural aspects to execute efficient and effective Agile methods. 1. I work at a US-based company and we ...
“Agile is to software development what poetry is to literature. It is very difficult to do well, very easy to do poorly, and most people don’t understand why a good poem is good and a bad poem isn’t…” – from the web
Build the right test platform including infrastructure, virtual lab and process. Testing embedded software is both similar and dissimilar to application software testing. The first eye-catching thing is that embedded software is significantly less visible to the end user. User interfaces are limited; there may be a console-based text menu, a simple command line interface, ...
Testing in Agile Part 1 – INTRODUCTION TO AGILE In case you missed the first part of the series in our last magazine issue from Michael Hackett, Agile’s impact on software development teams is huge. For test teams it can be even more pronounced — and good, especially if your existing projects have been problematic.
The No-Nonsense Guide for How to Write Smarter and Low Maintenance Test Cases Test design is a phrase that is often used when planning testing and test efforts, but I do not believe it is well understood. Also, opinions vary widely about the importance of test design ranging from irrelevant to the crucial ingredient for ...
Continuous Improvement and Short Feedback loops (think: Test Driven Development; Sprint Demo/Review; …) are at the core of any Agile process. Without a structured improvement process it can be difficult for teams to improve and without improvement we stagnate. For methods like Scrum, XP and et al., Retrospectives are that tool.
Video narrated by MICHAEL HACKETT – Certified ScrumMaster This is Part Two of a Four Part Video on “New Roles for Traditional Testers in Agile Development” Michael shares his thoughts on “A Primer – New Roles for Traditional Testers in Agile”  LogiGear Corporation LogiGear Corporation LogiGear Corporation provides global solutions for software testing, and offers ...
One of the challenges with building an application these days is the number of dependencies that application will actually have on other applications. Ideally in order to know how that application will actually perform, application developers would be able to test their application against the application it depends on running in production. The odds of ...
Agile stresses instant and easy communication and is built on teams working efficiently together. This necessitates an open work space environment. A characteristic of an effective team is a high level of collaboration, making the physical work environment an important factor. Cubicles should be eliminated in favor of an open work space in an effort ...

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