BEST PRACTICES FOR AGILE TESTING



Agile testing is essential to deliver a product that won’t harm the user experience by its inefficiency. Every software update is tested by the developer, tester, and some end-users to ensure its proper working. There are 4 best practices for Agile Testing.


1. Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)

ATDD brings together the tester, developer, and customer to create an acceptance test from the point of view of the customer. The test is created before the implementation of the corresponding functionality. ATDD is a type of test-driven development (TDD). This practice requires the collaboration of the team and the customer. It gives the developer a better understanding of what the customer is looking for and how the product will turn out to be. Chances of greater errors are significant because the developer gets a clear understanding of the process.


2. Behavior Driven Development (BDD)


Behavior Driven Development is based on ATDD and TDD. BDD focuses on the interaction among the members of teams through examples, conversations, and automated tests. This helps the team in the discovery and implementation of the desired behavior of the software.

BDD helps teams to become fully agile.


3. Exploratory Testing in Agile

Exploratory Testing is a loop of 4 processes; Test Design- Execution of Test- Analysis- Learning from the outcomes. Agile testers generate these tests as the product is explored. Exploratory testing s the best way to closely examine the product and analyzing how will it function. Bugs can be quickly found and fixed through this testing mehadology.


4. Session-Based Testing (SBT)

SBT is based on Exploratory Testing. ET are conducted in small batches having fixed goals and of equal duration for getting accurate results. SBT is a 6 step process:


  1. Mission: Objective and time for each session are defined.

  2. Charter: Goals for testing are defined.

  3. Session: A quick uninterrupted session is held.

  4. Session report: A summary of the testing session is reported.

  5. Debriefing: It focuses on past results, challenges and outcomes.

  6. Parsing: A report of overall issues found during the session are reported.



References:


https://www.globalapptesting.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-agile-testing


https://www.tricentis.com/blog/agile-methodology-guide-agile-testing/?utm_source=qasymphony&utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=qas-redirects&utm_content=%2F%2Fwww.qasymphony.com%2Fblog%2Fagile-methodology-guide-agile-testing%2F


https://www.leapwork.com/blog/how-does-behavior-driven-development-bdd-support-agile-development


https://www.professionalqa.com/session-based-testing