Agile Software Testing
Your software is more complex than ever. SQE Consulting can show you how to integrate processes and tools into your development cycle to ensure your products are highly reliable, stable, and secure.
The last decade has seen incredible growth in the availability of technologies and standards that allow products to reach your customers in new ways. This flexibility, however, is a double-edged sword. While it allows for new and creative ways to grow your business, it puts incredible strain on quality assurance teams who are still following traditional, manual-intensive test strategies.
When it comes to software quality, the old adage "pay me now or pay me later" has become an understatement. Studies have long shown that there is a direct correlation between the time it takes to identify an issue and the cost of remediation. Unfortunately, while modern applications grow more and more complex, organizations hold fast to traditional test approaches such as isolated test teams, delayed inspection, and manual reviews. These companies carry more risk and pay a higher cost for quality than competitors who embrace the more agile-based approach to testing.
In a nutshell, SQE Consulting's agile test methodology ensures that the quality assurance of a product runs concurrent with its development cycle. This approach represents a dramatic shift from traditional organizational structure and development approaches but always leads to a higher quality end product. The difference in the SQE Consulting approach includes:
- Delivery of deployable, testable code in short, regular iterations (typically 2-4 weeks)
- Unification of the development and test teams
- Definition of tests as part of requirements definition work
- Incorporation of testing into the development cyc le
- Reliance on tools to automate acceptance, regression, integration, performance, and security testing
- Daily/hourly automated build/test cycles that identify issues prior to "completion" of development tasks
The result of taking the SQE Consulting agile test approach is an application that meets the needs of the stakeholders, expands the validation of user paths, and mitigates the risk of security breaches.
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