Marlabs test digest Dec 2013

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In this edition, our focus is on Agile testing. As per Forrester, “Agile development is rapidly becoming the norm” . Agile has taken many forms and moved well be-yond the Agile manifesto. There are also so many differ-ent methodologies classified under Agile- Scrum, Fea-ture/Test driven development, eXtreme programming. Specific to testing-As per the World Quality Report 2013-14, Agile development is widely adopted, but still gives rise to problems for testing- the key challenges reported by executives include – Lack of a good testing approach to fit in with the Agile development, low levels of test automation, lack of Tools to create reusable test sets , difficulty in identifying the right areas on which Testing should focus. This edition includes an article on the ben-efits and use of Rally, in one of our Agile projects.

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Marlabs test digest Dec 2013

  1. 1. December 2013 Marlab’s I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : Go Agile Go Rally 2 Marlabs Testing Updates 6 Cartoon Space 6 Welcome to the 4th issue of Test Digest. In this edition, our focus is on Agile testing. As per Forrester, “Agile development is rapidly becoming the norm” . Agile has taken many forms and moved well be- yond the Agile manifesto. There are also so many differ- ent methodologies classified under Agile- Scrum, Fea- ture/Test driven development, eXtreme programming. Specific to testing-As per the World Quality Report 2013- 14, Agile development is widely adopted, but still gives rise to problems for testing- the key challenges reported by executives include – Lack of a good testing approach to fit in with the Agile development, low levels of test automation, lack of Tools to create reusable test sets , difficulty in identifying the right areas on which Testing should focus. This edition includes an article on the ben- efits and use of Rally, in one of our Agile projects. Enjoy the edition and keep your feedback coming in! Volume IV
  2. 2. T E S T D I G E S T © 2 0 1 3 M A R L A B S S O F T W A R E P V T L T D P A G E 2 Agile methodology is a very popular process that has been followed in most of the development and testing projects. Rally is one of the popular Test Manage- ment tools in the agile world, which covers end to end process of a Project which includes :  Requirements creation  Task Estimation  Test case creation  Test Execution  Defect Tracking  Reporting & Time Sheets Advantages of Rally over Traditional Test Management Tools :  Real time picture of project status.  Co-ordinate multi-team releases, every feature and sub system stays syn- chronized with QA focus.  Shared product backlogs, hierar- chical projects, roll up reporting and advanced analysis.  Integrated application lifecycle data provided to everyone.  Idea Management, Agile portfolio management, time and Cost track- ing, full quality management  Extended Rally’s functionality with customer features, displays and reports. Sri Harsha B
  3. 3. Rally Integrations : Rally can be integrated with:  Test Management tools: IBM Rational Software, HP, VSTS  Source code management: Github, Perforce  Defect Management: JIRA, Bugzilla, VSTS, RCQ  CRM: Sales force, Oracle Sales Cloud  IDE: Eclipse, VSTS  Build Release Management: Jenkins, Electric cloud Rally Editions Comparison: Case Study of Rally for Marlabs Internal Projects : It’s been used in one of Marlab’s prestigious client’s project effectively from last 4 sprints Each sprint is designed for 4 weeks of duration and starts with Sprint plan- ning meeting, where in QA and Dev teams need to provide their estimates for the user stories. P A G E 3 continuation of ‘Go Agile.. Go Rally..’ T E S T D I G E S T © 2 0 1 3 M A R L A B S S O F T W A R E P V T L T D
  4. 4. P A G E 4T E S T D I G E S T © 2 0 1 3 M A R L A B S S O F T W A R E P V T L T D Tool has been used across different phases of sprint cycle as shown in the diagram. It’s been used to capture, track and report defects On a high level Rally hierarchy starts with Project ->Iterations -> User Stories ->Tasks, defects Complete end to end Agile process can be tracked using this tool Different activities which are performed in Rally are as below : o Create customized Dashboard of individual priority o Sprint progress tracking which shows the planned velocity and current sta- tus. o Creating and updating the tasks for a user story o Create defects and link it to user story o Setting up the notification rule to indicate the changes to respective story owners o Generation of reports for each sprint. For e.g. Burn down chart as shown in below image., etc. continuation of ‘Go Agile.. Go Rally..’
  5. 5. Some Sample Screens of Rally Platform : P A G E 5T E S T D I G E S T © 2 0 1 3 M A R L A B S S O F T W A R E P V T L T D continuation of ‘Go Agile.. Go Rally..’
  6. 6. P A G E 6T E S T D I G E S T © 2 0 1 3 M A R L A B S S O F T W A R E P V T L T D Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential – Winston Churchill HP Unified Functional Test & Application Lifecycle Management A 2 day training was conducted on “HP-UFT & ALM” by Vikas Joshi. The training covered new features of UFT 11.5, how it differs from QTP 11, inte- gration with ALM, BPT concepts Trainings Rajesh Sundararajan . Sriharsha Kumar B R . Murali Dubutavalu . Varaprasadarao Yarra .

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