From the days of Waterfall at the end of the last century to the Agile Manifesto (now in its 20th anniversary), one thing is for certain; the industry will continue to look for better ways to develop software, AND sometimes what we think are new principles or new development methods, will be repackaged existing concepts that we already know. Agile Testing, while it may seem complicated and difficult to implement, is actually quite simple. It’s built on some basic concepts. Let’s examine a few:

  • Iterative development means iterative testing: This means that testing is continuous and not a step function after something else (development hands you the software for testing). Each iteration requires a different focus which could be a different functionality focus, or a different type of testing (performance, security, usability, unit, automation…). While you don’t have a 20-page ‘test plan’ you still need an approach and strategy.
  • Working closely with your teammates requires different skills and different activities: Agile testing is actually Agile QA. There are many aspects of QA that are not typically included in the normal tester role. This could include working with product management to clarify requirements and ensure they are testable. It could also include working with developers to write unit tests and ensure there are clear criteria for pass/fail that match the requirements. “Working with” is a key element in that “Agile Testing” requires testers to work closely with others which also may require soft skills so often talked about, but not often taught.
  • Automation is a must to keep up with regression: Because each iteration will require testing new features and functions, automation must be selectively used to remove anything possible from the manual workload that makes sense. “Makes sense” needs to be carefully prioritized according to the software feature maturity, frequency of usage, testability, and so on…

None of these concepts or principles is novel, yet requires careful thought and implementation.

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