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Many software companies are adopting the agile methodology, not only for developing software but also for testing. The reasons for this include better results and reduced time to market.
Traditional testing approach demands detailed documentation of test plans, strategy, test scenarios, and test cases. Here, the testing is requirement-based and needs to be completed within a stipulated time. If the development phase extends its time frame, then the testing activity gets lesser time. So, testers may test only a module, or a specific task and they may not be aware of the potential dependencies of that module on the overall software. This can be very risky as the product developed can be of poor quality which may result in poor customer satisfaction.
Agile software testing follows the principles of agile methodology. Here, testing is an integral part of the software development process as compared to traditional testing where it is a standalone retrospective phase. In agile methodology, software development and testing processes go hand in hand. Testing starts as soon as the code is written/submitted by the developer. This can help in early detection of defects. The main objectives of agile software testing are to achieve high product quality, to ensure timely deliveries, to avoid project overruns and hence to reduce costs.
ISTQB certified quality assurance software testers of Aress Software have reported a 63% increase in quality and a 70% lower defect rate when they used agile testing.
In agile, since work is completed in small increments over a small period, it can absorb changes during the development/testing process. It ensures the functionality developed is relevant and what the customer needs at that point of time, which means higher customer satisfaction.
Agile teams generally are smaller in size. Hence it is easy to manage them since resourcing challenges are comparatively lesser than bigger teams. All the team members know the roles they play and have clear and right expectations from each other.
Small teams working on small iterations allows the project manager to do better planning, set practical deadlines, monitor risks and measure ROI.
Aress Software’s QA unit uses SCRUM methodology which includes a “process framework” that is a combination of predefined phases and actions. It is a highly iterative method which develops software product in iterations commonly known as “Sprints”. Each sprint follows all phases of waterfall method i.e. planning, designing, developing, and testing. Project success often depends on the effective communication between the development team and clients during the complete developmental process. Please visit https://www.aress.com/software-testing-qa-outsourcing.php to know more about independent software testing services offered by Aress and write to firstname.lastname@example.org
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