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Top 10 Tips for Agile Software Development Testing!

Posted by Tara Hamilton-Whitaker on September 9, 2009

I just stumbled upon a great blog post by Ray Claridge (www.testertroubles.com) – Golden Rules for Software Testing.

I’ve summarised his top 9 tips and have added one (!)

Check out his original post for further details on each point: Golden Rules for Software Testing

Thanks, Ray!

Top 10 Agile Software Development Testing

1)   Testers should be involved at every stage of the delivery process i.e. from planning to release – Tara

2)   Find the bugs early

3)   Make sure you implement the three levels of Software Testing

4)   Don’t rely too much on automated testing (!)

5)   Deal with resistance

6)   Regression test every release

7)   Give defects a test-severity status

8)   Let Product Owners decide if a defect should be fixed (based on business priority)

9)   Define your test entry and exit criteria

10) Focus on the Software Testing process, not the tools

See: Golden Rules for Software Testing for more information about each of these tips: (http://www.testertroubles.com/2009/05/golden-rules-for-software-testing.html)

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The Impact of Agile Software Development on Testing

Posted by Tara Hamilton-Whitaker on September 3, 2009

A series of 30 second interviews from STARWEST 2008, discussing the impact that Agile Software Development has on testing and the testing process.

Participants include:

  • Fiona Charles – President, Quality Intelligence Inc
  • Adrian O’Leary – Director, Center of Excellence, Cognizant
  • James Bach – Software Testing Naturalist
  • Scott Barber – Cheif Technologist, PerfTestPlus
  • Derk-Jan de Grood – Testing Expert, Collis
  • Matthew Winford – Senior Product Manager Compuware
  • Brian Pinkus – CEO & Founder, Outsource Testing
  • Brad Johnson – Senior Director, Product Marketing, Borland
  • David Gorena – Software Design Engineer, Microsoft
  • Jane Fraser – QA Director, Electronic Arts
  • Frank Cohen – Push to Test
  • Brian Anderson – Director Product Management, Worksoft
  • Andreas Grabner – Senior Performance Architect, Dyna Trace

What are your thoughts on the matter?

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