Agile Testing, Myths & Truth

Drill down to Agile testing

‘We are into Agile already’ – This is a natural business statement used by most of the testing organizations nowadays who claim to deliver faster and quicker by inculcating agile methodologies.

Just by Delivering faster does not mean that the business is into Agile process. Business needs to understand that Agile not only means delivering quicker and faster, but it also defines the way of testing during Software development life cycle which helps in improving the overall software product life cycle. Testing plays a very vital role in SDLC. Traditional testing methodologies take a step by step process and progress with the stages of the development cycle in a waterfall model. A happy business case could support waterfall model efficiently but when the business demand keeps changing in an iterative mode, it gives a light to a testing approach called as Agile testing. Let us take a drill down to Agile and its way of Testing.

What is Agile?

Agile is a round robin software testing approach followed during software development cycle in an iterative mode. As a part of Agile methodology, teams are engaged to work in parallel to capture software bugs in an early stage and also to reduce the testing time-lines by delivering faster and in a shorter span of time thus benefiting the business.

While there are many benefits of implementing Agile within an organization, there are also many myths associated with transforming the project to Agile. Let’s have a reality check to some of the myths on Agile methodologies.

Top 5 Myths on Agile and it’s Reality check –

  • Myth #1 – Agile and Scrum are the same

Reality- When an Agile consultant is asked about Agile, Scrum is the first word which is used to pitch Agile methodologies. But the reality is that Scrum is one of the ways to approach Agile. Scrum is a framework to manage project whereas Agile is a principle which unites all the processes and strategies together to fasten delivery.

They say Agile is scrum. But that’s not right, Agile can never be scrum but yes Scrum can be a part of Agile.

  • Myth #2- Agile means no documentation at all

Reality– Agile definitely involves documentation which might not be lengthy in pages, but it definitely needs short user stories and acceptance criteria while designing the business cases. The documentation is Agile is followed and tracked right from open state to the closure of the project. Its short user stories help in collaborating more effectively with the people associated with the Project. So, no documentation in Agile stands as just a myth.

  • Myth #3- No Project planning required in Agile

Reality- Any Project without Planning turns out to be the failure of all times. Planning is everything while driving a Project towards delivery. In waterfall model, planning is done only once a year which is followed throughout till that project is driven to closure, whereas in Agile the Planning is open for refinement at every stage of the testing life cycle in order to incorporate amendments and keep the plan more flexible. This helps in meeting the customer demands and expectations in an iterative and incremental mode.

  • Myth #4- Agile is only used for Software development

Reality- Agile is not a restricted principle that it can be only use in software development companies. Agile aims in transforming every business into a well-developed strategic company by incorporating all its strategies and processes into bits and pieces at every mode of a product life cycle. Agile has nothing to do with software development, although software consultants were the first to use this principle therefore the myth is followed. Agile methodologies are built only to deliver specific results which can be used in any kind of businesses across the globe.

  • Myth #5- Agile gives immediate benefits to the business

Reality- Agile works in an incremental form. Your business may seem to have a fall down at the initial stage as you will be breaking some of the old processes and traditional way of working. But Agile will assure to give you sure shot results in a longer period. It will ensure that your business needs are met timely and it will help you in raising your business to altogether the next level.

There are quite some myths about Agile which takes it to the level of Chaos, but above mentioned were the top 5 myths which every traditional business tends to believe. Reality check to these myths was a must.

The truth about Agile is that well executed Agile projects brings a lot of profit to the business and aims in delivery quality output and deliverables. Agile is much more to actually what we think it is.

Our support to get you into Agile

Be Agile and Go agile is the mantra Adapsbtranse recommends to every Business.

Adapsbtranse is leading organisation who has the best of testing team expertise that can help your business adopt Agile testing using some of the best continuous test automation frameworks and integration tools.

We have scaled Agile with best of our technologies stack like HP UFT, JIRA, SOAP UI, Zephier, TFS and many more. These technologies have proven to be the best leading tools to fasten delivery and reduce business cost of the customer. Our Agile testing automaton frameworks have a leverage to support global delivery model to speed up the development and execution process.

If you want to get your business into Agile, reach out to us for more information on Agile and its way of testing.

How Continuous Automation help to Deliver Business Value?

DevOps is neither a tool/technology nor a framework. It is a software development strategy which bridges the gap between development and Operations team of the company. There are lots of conflicts between Development and operations team for instance the software works in Developers system but don’t work well in production environment. Similarly Developer wants Agility but operations team wants stability. There are many such conflicts which give rise to a concept called as DevOps which helps in resolving these problems.

Continuous Automation and DevOps

DevOps can be implemented and comprehended only with the help of Continuous Automation. Continuous Automation plays an important role in implementing DevOps at various stages of application life cycle. Continuous Automation is a practice to automate an application  at every stage of software development and testing life cycle. It helps in building, integrating , deploying software changes at a faster pace maintaining the consistency and security of the application. It integrates automation of infrastructure and applications, and helps in managing the version control of the software product. It allows  to test a particular application under multiple test environments and conditions thereby helping to manage the software product efficiently. With the traditional testing approaches , it becomes difficult to drive the business in continuous delivery mode. Automation at every and early stages of testing life cycle ensures validations of whether software meets business demands and expectations and clears every quality gate in the delivery pipelines. There are lots of benefits delivered through continuous automation in terms of speed, efficiency and business risk to the customer.

Lets have a closer look on how incorporating Continuous Automation helps in adding value to DevOps at every stage in application management life cycle

  • Continuous Development

Software Project Planning plays a very important role in DevOps methodology. Project Planning is done on the basis of software requirements and its business needs. Once the project planning is completed, development and implementation of the code is then kicked off. Developers develop the code on the existing code and keep amending the code based on the continuous feedback and various operational methods using various automations tools and technologies as per the application needs and demands.

  • Continuous Integration

The continuous integration is a process where the developed code is merged into a single central repository in a continuous format. This helps in maintaining a single version of the copy across development and operations team. Developer merges the code with help of continuous integration tools like Jenkins, Maven, Git/gerrit. Once the code is merged in the repository it triggers an automatic compilation, builds and executes the code. This helps the developer in detecting the broken code at the early stage.

  • Continuous Testing

Continuous testing means undisrupted testing during integration phase. Once the build is deployed on the server, regression testing is conducted with the help of automated tools like selenium, UFT  and other automation tools to check the impact of the code. Automation batches are kicked off automatically through the CI/CD tools and the summary results are then generated in the report logs. Continuous testing helps in achieving shorter time to market.

  • Continuous Monitoring

This is an operational phase of DevOps, where the user actions of the customers are recorded and trend analysis is carried out to improve the efficiency and capabilities of the software application.

Various monitoring methods are performed under this stage like shift left testing, web services testing, early defect detection, micro services testing and many others through automation to eliminate errors at an early stage.

  • Continuous Feedback

Continuous feedback of the application is provided to the developer with the help of customer’s surveys, feedbacks and other ways through which application can be improvised. These feedbacks aim in delivering the best of product to the customer. Feedbacks are in an iterative mode so that continuous development on the flaws of the application is worked upon by the developers and tested by the testers.

Conclusion:

User needs are changing rapidly , and meeting the business demands seems more and more tougher everyday . The best way to achieve this is to drive the assets directly from the initial phase itself. This is only possible with the help of continuous automation in DevOps.

DevOps is a best way for software development. It definitely eradicates the gap between development and operation teams and engages more iterative way of testing. DevOps will capture the market in the growing time and will evolve as the best practice to develop dynamic applications and overcome all challenges.

DevOps offerings in Adapsbtranse

As the scope of development of the applications keeps increasing, the need for DevOps to reduce time to market will keep increasing as well. Adapsbtranse focuses and helps in delivering a quality product to the customer by using high end technologies which helps in collaborating effectively with developers and Operations team. We have wide range of frameworks, tools and technologies like-

-Cucumber framework, Apache, Maven, Jenkins, SOAP UI, ALM and others which will help in transforming your business to DevOps.

We value and understand the need to move faster and Go Digital. We will help you in accelerating your business and increase your ROI.

If DevOps is your need then hold on to this page and collaborate with us for end to end implementation of DevOps.

Emerging Technologies : Changing the Future of Software Testing

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Shifting towards technological advancements has now become an integral need to business success in today’s Digital era. Growing organizations are re-innovating, re-designing and re-thinking to envision deliver faster and evolve technology solutions. They are transforming traditional infrastructure to modernized architecture with the help of digital technologies to steer Re-engineering in software testing platform. One of the ongoing trends in Software testing are typically Test automation and continuous automation which are now taking a right shift to the prominent themes emerging in the market. These powerful themes now have found a way to capture the testing platform through various intelligent technologies and concepts providing End to End automation solutions.

Leadership at Adapsbtranse understands digital strategies which will help you to get ahead and achieve a competitive edge. We provide end to end testing solutions which will help you in managing your immediate business goals and pursue long term technologies that are essential for growth of your organization.

Let us check the rundown of emerging testing trends transforming the existing software techniques:

RPA (Robotic Process Automation):

When it comes to processes no one likes performing operational tasks manually. Manual tasks are time consuming and hazardous which influences the efficiency and profitability of the organisation. This raises an eye towards Robotic process automation which helps in automating the manual processes with the help of intellectual solutions using software testing BOTS to eradicate manual dependencies and help in achieving faster deliverables.
Adapsbtranse can help in transforming your processes smarter. We will not only help you to elevate the manual processes but we will also help you in creating intelligent operations which will help you in steering end to end automation solutions for business benefits.

DevOps & Agile:

As the name implicates DevOps stands for Development to Operations. The principle of DevOps aims in collaborating more effectively with development and operations team to engage more iteration, regression and progressive testing during software business releases. Organizations who have indulged in formulating this principle into their testing life cycle model have claimed to increase their ‘Go Live’ process at a rapid rate.
We at Adapsbtranse will help you in transforming from traditional models to DevOps infrastructure with the help of agile testing tools/methodologies and concepts to help your business grow faster and smoother.

IOT (Internet of things):

Let us agree to the fact that IOT is growing bigger and wider in the testing market. Any physical device which can be connected to internet and can be controlled from anywhere will be treated as an IOT device. The need and demand of smart automation across the globe in every field has given rise to IOT testing. Securing customers data has always been the prime motto of Adapsbtranse team. Keeping this in mind we have incorporated new testing methods like Data integrity, security and fraud testing to support IOT testing to keep our customers’ data secure and free from software attacks.

AI & Machine learning:

Inculcating human intelligence to computed systems is AI. Machine learning is a formulated subset of AI wherein the system is trained to think like humans.
Considering the growing need and demand of the testing market, business needs to take a step ahead and predict what the customer wants. Predictive analysis of collating the customer’s data and producing an outcome plays a vital role in Quality Engineering. Role of testing takes a move to train the testing tools like human to produce defects, code optimisation, predict the failure point and analyse the test results.Adapsbtranse understands this shift towards imparting the intelligence to the systems and thereby produce quality products for the customer.

CI & CD – Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment:

Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment is a one stop solution which has now taken a boom in the testing market to provide End to End automation solution from build to Execution. CI & CD enables an organization to have automated testing and staging solutions to let the developer decide to merge the code into production. CI & CD tools is a version control system to automate the code and build an automated engine.
Adapsbtranse adapts to the concept of integration and deployment helping the business to detect bugs at an early stage. It also helps in reducing the business cost and helps in faster delivery.

Micro services test Automation:

Micro services test automation majorly focuses on white box testing wherein all the code level testing is performed during integration phase.
The role of end-to-end testing is to make sure all the systems are tied up properly together and there are no defect leakages inside and outside the system. End to End tests created verifies the internal and external requirements are met properly from UI and code perspective. We help you in achieving Micro services test automation through various approaches of Unit testing, Continuous testing, End to End testing and system Integration testing.

Big Data testing:

Big data is the new buzz which is trending recently. Big data helps in deriving output from complex data which eventually helps the business in taking decisions for business profits. Testing such large amount of data becomes difficult for a tester through traditional approaches. This evolves in Data engineering testing to produce profitable outcome to the business. Adapsbtranse understand the difficulty in tackling with Data problems and helps in resolving with the help of expertise Data analytic team who provide wide range of testing tools and solutions in Big data world.

Next Generation Mobile Automation:

Gone are the days when people switched on their computers or Laptops to access everything, people prefer having a mobility solution to access everything on their mobiles. This brings a completely new move to the testing era where mobile applications are tested and ensured that they free of errors and bugs.
Adapsbtranse has a testing expertise team which will help you in providing wide range of testing solutions for native and web applications. Our expertise in mobile testing will provide you end to end automation solution from Development to Testing through cloud computing tools and Test automation framework.

The above technologies depict the way they are re-engineering the current technologies and shaping the future of software testing. We are delighted to share our
testing expertise at Adapsbtranse to help your business grow.

If you are looking to streamline your software testing operations with the latest technologies then you are at the right place. Our Automation and Quality services are efficient, reliable, robust and flexible to meet your needs and demands.

Reach out to us & we will be glad to assist you with our service!

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