As separate development and QA teams merge together to form larger DevOps teams, the Agile process is getting more play than ever. Working in an agile way encourages teams to iterate in parallel-to test code as it’s written, so as to uncover any major problems earlier on in the software development lifecycle. The Agile process was an answer to the slow, outdated Waterfall method, in which products were developed in fits and starts, with various delays and blockages slowing the entire process down. Agile is a wise strategy that is responsible for the speed and urgency behind many of today’s most successful products, and it’s based on the idea of knocking down silos and embracing open collaboration.
At QASource, we adopted the Agile way long ago and we see its benefit in all of the products we help test and deliver for our clients. To help you get up to speed on Agile and why it’s the best way to work in today’s fast-paced, tech-driven world, we’ve compiled a few of our most popular posts on the topic from the past year.
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Agile and Offshore QA: Is it Possible?
So if Agile requires teams to be ultra-collaborative, that means they have to be in the same building together, right? Not necessarily! As you’ll learn in this post, communication technology and recurring meetings can help teams bridge the geography gap and easily embrace Agile.
Best Practices for Successful Offshore Agile QA
Now that you know it’s possible to be agile even with an outsourced team, let’s dive into the best practices for working together in the long term. This post gets into the nitty-gritty details about meeting frequency, communication strategy, and how to build a repository that keeps all teams in the loop.
Software Testing Process in Agile Development: What Works Best
For a better look into how Agile differs from the Waterfall method, we’ve got this informative post about what works (and just as importantly, what doesn’t) when it comes to software development in today’s world-and how Agile teams always get the competitive edge.
Smoothing Your Transition to Agile QA
If you’re in the process of switching over to the Agile way, you’ll need a few tips for how to make that transition a smooth one. Here’s how to get your team set up with the proper training, how to choose the right tools, and how to troubleshoot any issues as you’re starting out.
8 Ways to Succeed with Agile QA
The way you structure and plan your teams will be a huge contributor to your success with Agile. This post helps describe the ideal team structure, how to plan your tests effectively, and what to automate first and foremost. Keep reading about how to succeed with Agile testing here!