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New Post 9/7/2014 11:53 AM
User is offline Tony Markos
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Re: How to perform testing for an Agile project? 

Irene said:  Without the solution details documented any where, as a BA/QA on this project, I am not clear how the testing should be performed

I think you have it backwards.    What you want for effective test case generation IS solution independent requirements.   What you don't want is implementation specific requirements.    

And in order to create integrated solution independent requirements, a higher level approach is often needed - especially in Agile.

 

 

 
New Post 9/15/2014 1:44 PM
User is offline Irene
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Re: How to perform testing for an Agile project? 

Thanks Tony!

I am trying to understand what "solution independent requirements" and "implementation specific requirements" are. 

And also "in order to create integrated solution independent requirements, a higher level approach is often needed - especially in Agile." Could you help enlighten me as to the high level approach (meaning user stories only?) and the integrated solution independent requirements (ex. how is it different from user story or BRD)?

Thanks again in advance!

 
New Post 10/6/2014 8:06 PM
User is offline sureshbrady
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Re: How to perform testing for an Agile project? 
I have worked on Agile projects where User stories were written with accompanying acceptance criteria and acceptance tests. Testers used the acceptance tests to either manually test or feed into automation test tools. I have been in the situation you have been in and it is not great. In the end there was no documentation to test against so people had to communicate and apply their best guess.  
 
New Post 12/24/2014 3:21 AM
User is offline SAQIB AZIZ
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Re: How to perform testing for an Agile project? 

Although there are many ways to do testing right, most successful teams stick to these principles to avoid doing it wrong

Focus QA's efforts on understanding the intended functionality, the level of risk involved, and speccing out test cases to cover them that anyone can code to or execute.

Automate, automate, automate! Developers already have the skills to write test code, and nobody ever regretted training their QA team to do it, too.

Use code comments and renderers like javadoc or rdoc to represent test plans instead of spreadsheets. The code is the documentation.

Run automated tests against every build, and build several times throughout the day — a practice known as continuous integration — so you discover new defects when they're easiest to fix (which is now).

 
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