Archives for the tag: agile testing

This post is part of a series of blogs on Atlassian QA. We will cover how the QA strategy has been implemented in different teams, the tools and techniques we use, and the personal experiences from members of the team. Traditionally, software QA is often seen as an impediment to software development; a necessary evil that gets in the way of delivering features to customers. QA time is dutifully scheduled on the project plan, but as deadlines get uncomfortably closer, it's the first item to be squeezed

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This post is part of a series of blogs on Atlassian QA. We will cover how the QA strategy has been implemented in different teams, the tools and techniques we use, and the personal experiences from members of the team. Goliath online After arriving at the office, you stop by the kitchen to grab your morning cereal and head to your desk. You settle down and begin responding to customer emails regarding bugs under investigation. After standup, you join up with your team lead and PM to triage bugs

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This post is part of a series of blogs on Atlassian QA. We will cover how the QA strategy has been implemented in different teams, the tools and techniques we use, and the personal experiences from members of the team. The JIRA engineering team is large, consisting of 78 developers and team leads, 10 product managers, six UI designers, and three technical writers. To assist this vast crowd with quality, we have a team of only six QA engineers. In Introducing Atlassian QA, we described the overall

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This is the first in a series of blogs on Atlassian QA. We will cover how the QA strategy has been implemented in different teams, the tools and techniques we use, and the personal experiences from members of the team. True, it's an assumption – but probably a safe one – that the majority of professional software testers can't code. This seems to be the cause of perennial hand-wringing by some testers who feel the need to justify their lack of technical skills, and frustrated developers who

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Guest blog: UI tests say more with JIRA + Jubula

Today we have a guest post from Alexandra Schladebeck, product manager for Jubula, an Eclipse open source project for cross-platform, functional test automation. Alex and her team use JIRA every day to manage their work, and got so excited about it, they couldn't resist writing an integration. Why do we test? Without getting too philosophical about it, I like using this definition: “We test to gain information so that we can make decisions”[1]. That fits especially well with agile processes,

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Guest blog: test management for agile teams

This is a guest blog post from Zephyr, makers of Zephyr for JIRA. The value of test management software in agile development Today's software developers and quality assurance teams face far different challenges than their predecessors. Balancing the need for speedy development cycles with the desire to keep costs down has led software developers to place more focus on their communication capabilities and foster collaboration among remote teams. Agile development was supposed to better address

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