What is Agile Testing?
Agile is a concept encompassing new values. As its name suggests, it’s essentially a speedy method to work on software development. It highlights the impact of continuous integration where every team member’s work impacts the outcome.
Why do we prefer Agile?
- The traditional waterfall model for software development was workable. It worked sequentially, with tasks being split over a longer period. However, this posed the obvious drawback of not extracting the most out of resources available.
- Agile sought to change this wasteful process. It commences output creation from day one. Upon making requirements and goals clear, work starts almost immediately. As a goal-oriented approach, Agile strategically tackles any bugs or errors in the earliest stages possible, revoking the need to re-work any aspect.
- It earnestly promotes collaborative work between customers, developers, and the testing team. The final output will hence be a well-rounded product.
Why is it relevant today?
As mentioned earlier, Agile saves time and resources. This methodology helps product designers keep up with present-day competition. Its continuous pace makes refined solutions and helps maintain efficiency. Additionally, because everyone is kept in the loop, the quality of the product is better.
Agile testers keep up with this pace by embodying the following values:
- Provide continuous feedback and critique
- Deliver value to the customer
- Make room for easier communication
- Stay courageous
- Keep it simple
- Strive to upgrade
- Respond to change
- Focus on people
- Enjoy the process and results!
The collaborative nature of these principles makes the final output valuable, both business-wise and work-wise.