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    • QA in Agile Alimenkou Mikalai mailto:lumii.subscriber@gmail.com 28.06.2008
    • QA Activities
      • Required
        • Regression testing
        • Iteration/release tasks testing
      • Optional
        • Release/demo management
        • Documentation management
    • Regression Testing
      • Goals
        • Verify existing functionality
        • Check new integration points
        • Show and monitor project status
        • Check existing documentation
    • Regression Testing
      • Issues
        • Functionality is growing too quickly
        • Not enough QA engineers
        • Too much manual work
        • Setup and configuration issues
        • Testing without plan/structure
    • Iteration/Release Tasks Testing
      • Goals
        • Check new functionality
        • Show iteration/release status
        • Update/create documentation
    • Iteration/Release Tasks Testing
      • Issues
        • Too many bugs in implemented tasks
        • Not enough time to the end of iteration
        • Regression testing is not finished
        • Tasks are too large
        • Long feedback/bug-fixing loop
        • QA work is not included in ‘DONE’ criteria
        • Switching of environments
    • Release/Demo Management
      • Issues
        • Full regression is not finished
        • Bug fixes produces new bugs
        • Release/demo is prepared in the next iteration
    • Documentation Management
      • Issues
        • No documentation at all
        • Documentation is hard to maintain
        • Too much time is spend for documentation
        • Documentation is not up to date
        • Documentation is not shared
    • Common Issues
      • QA team is not collocated with developers
      • QA team members are part-time
      • Developers defend their code from QA
      • QA team don’t share project interests
      • QA tools minimize face-to-face interaction
      • Lack of respect for QA work
      • QA team is not enough skilled
    • QA Iteration 1 2 4 3 6 5 8 9 7 10 days Phase I: Planning Phase II: Automated Acceptance Testing Phase III: Stories Testing Phase IV: Regression Testing Phase V: Demo
    • Phase I: Planning
      • Goals
        • Complete understanding of sprint scope
        • Prioritization of tasks in the sprint
        • Additional point of view on stories
        • Increasing team collaboration
      • Best practices
        • Full QA team take part in planning
        • QA team members estimate stories
        • Some time at the end of iteration is reserved
        • QA estimations are used to order tasks
        • Both manual and automated tests are estimated
    • Phase II: Acceptance Testing
      • Goals
        • Document new functionality
        • Prepare tests for ATDD
        • Decrease time for regression testing
        • Automate ‘DONE’ criteria
      • Best practices
        • Don’t use too technical tools
        • QA writes test, developer writes fixture
        • Test stories at the top of sprint backlog
        • Organize tests as documentation
        • Developers help QA to prepare tests
        • Completely automated testing environment
    • Phase III: Stories Testing
      • Goals
        • Complete ‘DONE’ criteria
        • Integrate and check new functionality
        • Early preparation to the demo
      • Best practices
        • Use branches for large tasks or demo branch
        • Reduce amount of manual testing
        • Start story testing as soon as possible
        • Update test suite for bugs and issues
        • Completely automated testing environment
        • Developers often integrate code on local machines
    • Phase IV: Regression Testing
      • Goals
        • Check integration of all implemented stories
        • Preparation to the demo
        • Prepare sprint status
      • Best practices
        • Division of automated tests in suites
        • Easy and short stories at the end of sprint
        • Buffer for team internal tasks
        • Developers help to perform testing
        • Some kind of code freezing
        • Categorization of bugs and issues
        • Update project testing metrics
    • Phase V: Demo
      • Goals
        • Demonstrate implemented functionality
        • External demo
        • Share project knowledge and experience
      • Best practices
        • Prepare to the demo during sprint
        • Include demo preparation in ‘DONE’ criteria
        • Automated environment for demo
        • All team members present at the demo
        • Demo is driven by QA team member
        • Fixed time and place for sprint demo
    • Phase VI: Retrospective
      • Goals
        • Share knowledge about QA process
        • Analyze and improve QA process
        • Increase integration with developers team
        • Analyze team structure
      • Best practices
        • Use external facilitator
        • Members of other teams present
        • Gather and share project metrics
        • Use experience of developers team in retrospectives
    • Best Practices
      • Use engineer practices
        • Unit testing
        • TDD
        • ATDD
        • Continuous integration
        • Code review
        • Pair programming
        • Static analysis
    • Best Practices
      • QA team is collocated with developers
      • Product owner works with QA for AT
      • At least 1 QA for each 2 developers
      • Increase QA team incrementally
      • Developers help with all technical stuff
      • Use short internal iteration before release
      • Calculate and publish testing metrics
      • Provide traceability for tests