Agile Testing: How to Succeed in an Extreme Testing by John Watkins

By John Watkins

In an IT global during which there are another way sized initiatives, with assorted purposes, another way expert practitioners, and on-site, off-site, and off-shored improvement groups, it truly is most unlikely for there to be a one-size-fits-all agile improvement and trying out process. This booklet offers useful advice for execs, practitioners, and researchers confronted with developing and rolling out their very own agile trying out tactics. as well as descriptions of the well-known agile equipment, the ebook offers twenty real-world case reports of practitioners utilizing agile tools and attracts upon their reports to suggest your personal agile process; no matter if yours is a small, medium, huge, off-site, or perhaps off-shore undertaking, this booklet offers custom-made information at the agile most sensible practices from which to settle on to create your personal potent and effective agile procedure.

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I have often wondered if a major issue driving the development of new agile methods is a desire for IT practitioners to express their own individuality and their own creativity; even where perfectly usable and successful agile methods like Scrum 28 Agile Testing: How to Succeed in an Extreme Testing Environment and XP are available, there will be developers and testers who still find the need to pare these down to a subset of “essential” agile techniques, and to then add some bits of their own to form their own unique process.

In March 1996 Kent embarked upon a project with a major automotive customer that would employ a number of the software development and testing concepts that he had been considering; the result was the genesis of Extreme Programming (XP [20]). 21 Agile Development and Testing XP emphasizes customer satisfaction as one of its key drivers; the methodology aims to deliver the software the customer needs when they need it. XP seeks to improve project success in four important areas: 1. Communication – XP encourages the team developing and testing the software to maintain effective and frequent communication both with the other members of the team and with the customer.

Preproject phase – this phase sets the context of the project and ensures it is set up correctly from the outset to give the project the best likelihood of success. Key products delivered from this phase include the initial definition of the business problem to be addressed, budget and resourcing, outline scope and plans for the feasibility study, and a decision whether or not to proceed with the project. 2. Project life cycle phase – this phase combines both sequential and iterative stages, which drive the incremental development of the system.

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