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Agile Testing Concepts and Techniques - Synerzip


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Agile Testing Concepts and Techniques. Learn more about - What is Agile Testing, What is Quality in Agile, Principles for Agile Testers, Agile Testing Quadrants, Agile Testing Challenges, Agile Testing Approach, Session Based Testing, Test Reporting Techniques

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Agile Testing Concepts and Techniques - Synerzip

  1. 1. Agile Testing - Concepts & Techniques Date: 2nd Dec 2015 Presented by – Kingshuk Chatterjee & Amol Sande Confidential
  2. 2. Agenda www.synerzip.comConfidential  What is Agile Testing  What is Quality in Agile  Principles for Agile Testers  Agile Testing Quadrants  Agile Testing Challenges  Agile Testing Approach  Session Based Testing  Test Reporting Techniques
  3. 3. Waterfall Vs Agile www.synerzip.comConfidential
  4. 4. Principles for Agile Testers: www.synerzip.comConfidential  Provide continuous feedback  Deliver value to the customer  Enable Face to Face Communication  Practice Continuous improvement  Respond to Change  Self Organize  Focus on People
  5. 5. Typical Processes: www.synerzip.comConfidential  Seeking lightweight process  Test planning  Defect Tracking  Metrics
  6. 6. Agile Testing Quadrants www.synerzip.comConfidential Business Facing Technology Facing SupportingtheTeam CritiqueProduct
  7. 7. Agile Testing Challenges www.synerzip.comConfidential  Team may not value testers or vice versa.  Unclear role of testers.  Testing often squeezed as deadlines approach.  Developers and testers are often in different operation silos.  Team may not have the skills or domain expertise to test effectively.
  8. 8. Agile Testing Approach www.synerzip.comConfidential  Testers are first class citizens of agile teams and part of “Whole Team” supporting customers, business stake holders, dev and other team members.  Testers support quality infusion through entire team and product cycle.  Test tasks and stories are planned and executed like development stories and task.  Automate where possible and use creative approaches for testing.  Communicate through information radiators.
  9. 9. Session Based Testing www.synerzip.comConfidential • A method specifically designed to make exploratory testing auditable and measurable on a wider scale.
  10. 10. Session Based Testing www.synerzip.comConfidential • Charter: • Session: • Charter: • Session: 1. Goal or agenda for test session in 1 to 3 sentences. 2. Created by test team prior to start of testing but may be changed at any time. 3. Created from specifications, test plan or from previous test session results. 1. Testing for uninterrupted period of time (1 or 2 hours) 2. Session focused on charter but allows new opportunities or issues. 3. Test cases created on the fly and progress is recorded.
  11. 11. Session Based Testing www.synerzip.comConfidential • Report: • Debrief: • Parsing Result: - Charter - Areas tested - Notes on how testing conducted - List of new bugs found - List of issues - Input Data used - % time spent - Session start time and duration - Tester Name Short discussion between manager (PO) & tester(s) about session and session reports. Standardized session report used to parse and store the result as aggregate data for reporting and metrics. Allows reporting on number of sessions per area, breakdown of time spent on testing, bug investigation, setup and other activities.
  12. 12. A Low Tech Testing Dashboard www.synerzip.comConfidential • Problem is: Questions • what is the status of testing? • What are you doing today? • When will be you finished? • Why is it taking so long? • Have you tested ____ this? Management thinking • Testing is assumed to be continuous. • Testing is considered a linear, independent task. • Test results are assumed to stay valid. • Test Metrics are hard to interpret • Impatient for detailed test status reporting
  13. 13. A Low Tech Testing Dashboard www.synerzip.comConfidential • Solution is:  Report test cycle progress in a simple, structured way  … shows progress towards goal.  … manages expectations  … and inspires support  …. for an effective test process. Product Areas Test Effort Test Coverage Quality Assessment Time
  14. 14. A Low Tech Testing Dashboard www.synerzip.comConfidential 1. High level areas of equal values, no sub areas. 2. Minimize overlap. 3. Must “make sense” 4. Inclusive of everything reasonably testable • None • Start • Low • High • Pause • Blocked • Go Live 0 1 1+ 2 2+ 3 1. Red 2. Green 3. Gold
  15. 15. References and Further Reading www.synerzip.comConfidential 1) Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams By Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory 2) 3)
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