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How to make test automation work in agile development


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In many traditional development processes software testing is often seen as an activity that comes after development.

In agile development with its short release cycles developers and testers cooperate in iterations of just a few weeks to deliver a “finished”, tested software product at the end of that iteration.

This leaves little time for regression testing.

Automating a large part of your regression tests could help you speed up, but
• How do you incorporate test automation in an agile development process?
• Who should be responsible for creating and maintaining these tests, testers, developers, both?
• How to best manage this?
• When in the iteration should you create these tests, and when should you run them?
• What automated test coverage should you aim for?

To answer these questions XBOSoft and Go2Group hosted a webinar on How to make test automation work in agile development.

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How to make test automation work in agile development

  1. 1. How to make test automation work in agile developmentShort iterations leave little time for regression testing: learn automated testing best practices to get the test coverage your application needs. Click here to see full version video of this webinar:
  2. 2. Set up: Fire side chat• Interactive webinar• So please ask questions!• Separate Q & A at the end
  3. 3. Introduction Alan MikeXBOSoft Go2Group
  4. 4. Agile & TestWhat’s different?
  5. 5. Test Automation- Challenges & Objectives?- Different types of automation?- When should I not automate?
  6. 6. Limitations of Automated testing
  7. 7. Advantages of Automated testingMore test time upfront saves time in the long run. Source:
  8. 8. StatementGUI Test Automation and Agile are a natural fit.
  9. 9. Who is responsible? A separate (automation) team is responsible for test automation. Test automation is a collaborative effort in agile development. Or…
  10. 10. Statement - ToolsTo make test automation work in an agileenvironment we need different tools than wewould need to make test automation work usingtraditional development methods.
  11. 11. Test / Development Integration- How does everyone work together?- What do we do with test reports?
  12. 12. Workflow
  13. 13. QA- How many cases should be automated?- How much time will it take to implement?- How can I convince my boss to move to test automation / Agile?
  14. 14. Agile automation assessmentWant to learn more:- How to set up an efficient work-flow between developers and QA?- What tool is best for you?- How to set up a maintainable automation framework?
  15. 15. CONTACT US Alan Mike XBOSoft
  16. 16. THANK YOU! Up coming webinars / Events17 July 2012 Accounting Software in the Cloud