It is common to hear from many developers, quality assurance engineers, and testers as well as managers in any organization about the testing methodology that could be perfect for them. To answer this common question, there are so many testing methodologies available out there, and all of them are useful in their own ways. Here at Yarsa Labs, we are using Agile Testing, which I have personally felt like the better option for our organization to produce an error-free product which is practically impossible, however, the error reduction rate can be enhanced. This short article will help you understand the Agile Testing methodology, and how we have been using it.
What is Agile testing methodology?
Defining Agile testing isn't that simple when it is known that many people have their own custom definitions or meanings attached to it. Just to keep things simpler, I have mentioned a couple of definitions from the internet.
Agile testing is a software testing process that follows the principles of agile software development. The agile testing process is a continuous process rather than being sequential. The testing begins at the start of the project and there is ongoing integration between testing and development. The common objective of agile development and testing is to achieve high product quality. - ReQtest
How does Agile Testing help?
In software engineering, evolutionary process models allow the development of more and more complete versions of the software. With each version being developed, they have to be tested in order to make sure they are error-free and therefore enhance the error reduction rate throughout each iteration.
While implementing the Agile development process, we keep on testing the product during and after each iteration and then collect feedback from the QA engineers. Apart from this, we collect feedback from stakeholders as well to make sure the development is going well as per the given requirements. When we keep on adding new features and functionalities, we also keep on testing after each iteration, which makes it very much obvious that we will get high-quality software products.
To summarize or simplify things up, it is clear that in each step of development, we perform testing and collect feedback to improve the development in the next iteration.
How are we implementing Agile Testing at Yarsa Labs?
Here, we test the products right after making some changes during the development or after adding certain features to fulfil specific requirements, which includes fixing issues reported at previous iteration, so that we can confirm whether those issues are properly fixed or not. We also make sure other things are working right after making changes during each iteration, so that the development teams are in sync with the changes further without breaking the workflow.
Along with all of these, we are also doing requirement testing in the team of designers, core developers, and quality assurance team members in our Agile development and testing process, which involves feasibility analysis and availability testing. This appears to be a very good idea in comparison to testing the product after the completion of the overall development process because the latter technique might result in tons of hidden bugs and also make the testing process very complex.
This is all about the Agile Testing methodology in general along with how we are implementing this methodology to enhance the error reduction rate as much as possible while the development process goes further after each iteration.