Agile Software Development Quality Assurance

Author: Stamelos, Ioannis G.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781599042183
Size: 15.91 MB
Format: PDF
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"This book provides the research and instruction used to develop and implement software quickly, in small iteration cycles, and in close cooperation with the customer in an adaptive way, making it possible to react to changes set by the constant changing business environment. It presents four values explaining extreme programming (XP), the most widely adopted agile methodology"--Provided by publisher.

Agile Quality Assurance

Author: Anthony Baah
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781543904550
Size: 10.67 MB
Format: PDF
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Quality is not the sole responsibility of QA. If the whole team doesn’t take quality seriously, the release of new features will always be delayed or worse, buggy software gets released. I have heard many people referring to QA as just a testing entity, which possibly means QA does nothing within the agile environment other than testing. In addition, speaking of agile software development QA, some people may also think that it is just for monitoring agile software development processes, or doing testing only on the project. In Agile Quality Assurance, Anthony Baah shows clear evidence of the benefits for using agile QA in the software development concept and the Quality. QA acts as a liaison between the agile team and the business to ensure agile development policy and practices are adhered to. The agile QA provides the agile system engineering lifecycle expertise and guidance to the business people, release management and stakeholders. The team ensures that all the systems of the project go through the agile system engineering lifecycle process successfully. • PART I: Overview: Transitioning into Agile Transformation o Chapter 1 Agile Software Development Approach Transformation o Chapter 2 What QA Team Stands For in Agile Software Development o Chapter 3 The Evolving Role of QA o Chapter 4 QA and the Agile Development o Chapter 5 Scaling Agile QA o Chapter 6 QA - Risks And Cost Reduction in Agile Software Development • PART II: Agile Methodology: The Big Picture of Agile QA o Chapter 7 The Whole Team Approach o Chapter 8 Agile QA vs Test Plans or Test Cases o Chapter 9 Agile QA to Determine if Testing Is Done o Chapter 10 Agile QA vs Acceptance Criteria Development and Review o Chapter 11 Tracking Production Defects – Agile QA o Chapter 12 Improving Communication between Agile QA and Development Teams This book will help you clearly understand the benefits obtained from Agile QA. QA team has the ability to contribute to improving agile work practices within the team environment, ensuring software development efficiency that helps to bring about competitive advantage within the agile software development organization. All these are accomplished by the team’s techniques utilized in finding escaped defects before they get into production environment. There are three hats QA wears which determine the type of helpful roles played in the agile software development. These include quality analyst to know the right things, quality assurer to build quality in, and quality ambassador to indicate if the whole agile team cares

Testing In Scrum

Author: Tilo Linz
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
ISBN: 9781492001539
Size: 14.46 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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These days, more and more software development projects are being carried out using agile methods like Scrum. Agile software development promises higher software quality, a shorter time to market, and improved focus on customer needs. However, the transition to working within an agile methodology is not easy. Familiar processes and procedures change drastically. Software testing and software quality assurance have a crucial role in ensuring that a software development team, department, or company successfully implements long-term agile development methods and benefits from this framework. This book discusses agile methodology from the perspective of software testing and software quality assurance management. Software development managers, project managers, and quality assurance managers will obtain tips and tricks on how to organize testing and assure quality so that agile projects maintain their impact. Professional certified testers and software quality assurance experts will learn how to work successfully within agile software teams and how best to integrate their expertise. Topics include: Agile methodology and classic process models How to plan an agile project Unit tests and test first approach Integration testing and continuous integration System testing and test nonstop Quality management and quality assurance Also included are five case studies from the manufacturing, online-trade, and software industry as well as test exercises for self-assessment. This book covers the new ISTQB Syllabus for Agile Software Testing and is a relevant resource for all students and trainees worldwide who plan to undertake this ISTQB certification.

Enterprise Scale Agile Software Development

Author: James Schiel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439803226
Size: 14.79 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Enterprise-Scale Agile Software Development is the collective sum of knowledge accumulated during the full-scale transition of a 1400-person organization to agile development—considered the largest implementation of agile development and Scrum ever attempted anywhere in the world. Now James Schiel, a certified Scrum trainer and member of the Scrum Alliance, draws from his experience at the helm of that global four-year project to guide you and your organization through the transition. He lends his insight on how you can use Scrum as an organizational framework and implement XP practices to define how software is written and tested. He provides key information and tools to assess potential outcomes and then make the best corresponding choices in any given situation. Schiel sequences chapters to match typical developmental progression, and in addition to practical guidance, he provides a tool kit from which you can take ideas and select what works for you. Covering quality development practices based on ISO 9001, which help you create consistently high-quality software in a cost-efficient manner, this invaluable resource shows you how to— Improve project management practices and product quality assurance Adopt new management methods and requirements Involve your current customers in development, while inviting new ones Much more than a mere "body of knowledge," this volume goes beyond standardizing agile and Scrum practices. It breaks up the process into manageable tasks, illustrating how to set the stage for the change, plan it, and then initiate it. Using the methods and information presented, any organization should be able to achieve a nearly seamless transition to agile.

Agile Software Development

Author: Anthony Baah
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781483566238
Size: 12.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The most widely adopted Agile methods in software development have been shown to: improve time to mission value; reduce project risk; reduce cost; improve visibility and better adapt to changing needs. For many organizations that are considering Agile approaches, the need to understanding the absence of detailed requirements as in the waterfall methodology and the presence of user stories and acceptance criteria development is overemphasized. In Agile Software Development, Anthony Baah shows clear evidence of the benefits for using the agile software development concept and the Quality Assurance involvement in the transformation. • PART I: Overview: Transitioning into Agile Transformation  Chapter 1 Practical Experience Gained in Agile Software ......  Chapter 2 Agile Software Development Approach Transformation  Chapter 3 Choosing Between Agile Methodologies  Chapter 4 Agile Tips  Chapter 5 Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Process • PART II: Agile Methodology: QA Team Involvement • Chapter 6 QA team’s involvement in the agile transformation • Chapter 7 Case Study: Application Testing • Chapter 8 Reasons for Many Production Defects • Chapter 9 Case Study 2: The Acceptance Criteria Issues Initiative • Chapter 10 Accomplishment This book will help you clearly understand the benefits obtained from implementing Agile. You will find proven solutions you can apply to manage changing priorities, improved project visibility, improved team morale, incremental delivery, faster time to market, better team and business collaboration, software quality enhancement, development process simplification, risk and cost reduction, software maintainability and extensibility enhancement. Whether you’re a developer, tester, QA analyst, scrum master, IT project or program manager, executive, product owner, IT/Business instructor or student, you will find this book very useful.

Agile Software Development In The Large

Author: Jutta Eckstein
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780133492378
Size: 15.78 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is the digital version of the printed book (Copyright © 2004). Who Says Large Teams Can’t Handle Agile Software Development? Agile or "lightweight" processes have revolutionized the software development industry. They're faster and more efficient than traditional software development processes. They enable developers to embrace requirement changes during the project deliver working software in frequent iterations focus on the human factor in software development Unfortunately, most agile processes are designed for small or mid-sized software development projects—bad news for large teams that have to deal with rapid changes to requirements. That means all large teams! With Agile Software Development in the Large, Jutta Eckstein—a leading speaker and consultant in the agile community—shows how to scale agile processes to teams of up to 200. The same techniques are also relevant to teams of as few as 10 developers, especially within large organizations. Topics include the agile value system as used in large teams the impact of a switch to agile processes the agile coordination of several sub-teams the way project size and team size influence the underlying architecture Stop getting frustrated with inflexible processes that cripple your large projects! Use this book to harness the efficiency and adaptability of agile software development. Stop getting frustrated with inflexible processes that cripple your large projects! Use this book to harness the efficiency and adaptability of agile software development.

Collaborative Quality Assurance In Information Systems Development

Author: Kai Spohrer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319251639
Size: 13.12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book examines how and why collaborative quality assurance techniques, particularly pair programming and peer code review, affect group cognition and software quality in agile software development teams. Prior research on these extremely popular but also costly techniques has focused on isolated pairs of developers and ignored the fact that they are typically applied in larger, enduring teams. This book is one of the first studies to investigate how these techniques depend on and influence the joint cognitive accomplishments of entire development teams rather than individuals. It employs theories on transactive memory systems and functional affordances to provide answers based on empirical research. The mixed-methods research presented includes several in-depth case studies and survey results from more than 500 software developers, team leaders, and product managers in 81 software development teams. The book’s findings will advance IS research and have explicit implications for developers of code review tools, information systems development teams, and software development managers.