Photo by David Travis on Unsplash

Agile manifesto and its correlation with testing

1. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

They are co-owners of the user stories, and their input helps build quality into the product instead of checking for quality in the end. They need to collaborate with the programmer team to share the scenarios and try to identify the defects at the unit level itself. This practice will contribute towards preventing the bugs rather than finding the bug and then fix it.

All processes and tools are only used to help make life easier for the agile team, rather than to complicate or over formalize the process

For example, while working in the scrum team:
* We had regular discussions apart from daily scrum
* Used jira for reporting bug
* Test rail for writing test scenarios and test cases
* The reported bug was linked to test scenario or test cases

2. Working software over comprehensive documentation

For example, while working in the scrum team, I:
* Wrote test scenarios and test cases on the basis of user stories
* Linked test scenarios were to the user story
* Wrote user acceptance test cases on the basis of Definition of Done and Acceptance Criteria of the story

3. Responding to change over following a plan

For example, while working in the scrum team:
* Test strategy was created on the high level in collaboration with all the stakeholders and keeping in mind company’s and project’s interest
* I created test plan at epic level instead for every story
* Priority was given at unit and API level test cases rather than UI level.
* I created a robust automation framework uisng behaviour-driven development (BDD) practice which translated requirement user stories into automated scripts.

4. Collaborating with customers over contract negotiation

Agile testers are constantly looking out for the customer’s best interests and needs. Agile tester questions everything based on their perceptions of the user’s actual requirements, convenience, and satisfaction with their “user glasses” on.

For example, while working in the scrum team, I:
* Shared the test cases, data and results with the customers and ask about if they are happy with the results or they want any specific scenario to be tested
* Communicated the testing approach
* Questioned the functionality according to the user experience

For any kind of suggestions, feedback or queries, please feel free to contact me on my email address

Passion for QUALITY