Helmes is focused on developing mission-critical software systems. Helmes has always valued the symbiosis between business and IT. Thus our goal is to build systems with the purpose to benefit the customer. Building mission-critical software systems requires special measures.
There are specific rules for the agile software teams.
Development process basic concept relies on the user stories .
The user stories do not guarantee agile development process. Thus we have to consider the subsequent aspects : ...
What about testing in the agile software developing process?
In my opinion agile software testing is more complicated than compared to traditional V-model testing activity. Since the tester has only user requirements, she or he has to think more broadly. For that tester needs skills. The main skill which helps tester in the agile testing is the domain knowledge about the system under test. Domain knowledge helps tester to understand the aspects for complete testing.
Web applications – this type of applications have the highest degree of complexity. Helmes has developed specifically web applications. So I hope you agree that on the agile testing prospect the web applications put extra work for the tester since the development process is based on the user stories (which actually are not specific requirements).
Now let’s see other skills which benefit the tester.
So we talked about the policies, domains and skills. Let’s take now a closer look at the real life.
According to the developers expectations, tester should be able to follow above mentioned rules. Best practices Think forward and use your domain and system knowledge to prevent further problems - for instance try to find suspicious places in analyze. Something like, what happens when I have that kind of situation. If I receive a pensive look from a developer, than it tells me I’ve just found a bug in code that I’ve not even seen or that hasn’t even been built. For example: validation problems.
Agile Software Developing and Testing Process [email_address] Test Engineer 2009