Be an Agile Tester
In a business of software, every organization has to deal with multiple challenges like, Delivering quality Product, Satisfying customer needs, On-time Release within allocated resources an so on, on the other hand, organizations have to meet the coming customer ‘s requirements , and changing market trends. So software product has to go through multiple releases with additional features in every release, agile model helps organizations to work with idea of “functional feature in the release, delivered to the market” as soon s possible.
In this model, testing plays quite important role, because we always performing testing in agile model, As Agile projects do not necessarily have comprehensive documentation. Product requirements in agile projects are often captured in the form of user stories. The testers should be experienced and smart in analyzing and defining the testing requirements in the absence of any product documentation. The ability to work side-by-side with the developers, analysts and customers is an important part in quickly understanding the test requirements. The testers should also be equipped with alternative ways of deriving test requirements.
- Getting access to all the material that can provide input for the intended product behavior. This can include input provided to the developer to build the application, feature list, brief write-up on application capabilities and partially written use cases etc.
- Knowledge transfer from product owners and subject matter experts (SME).
- Gaining insights into the capabilities needed from the product under test by exploration of comparable products, reading user manuals and user documentation, exploring help text via user interface and taking an application tour through the GUI.
- The testing team should be well trained to scope the work, ask the right questions, and deliver a valuable output within a few hours. Exploratory test engineers should be able to analyze a product, think critically to evaluate risks and craft test cases that systematically explore the product.
You can read detailed article about agile testing from http://applabs.com.
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