Agile Testing Methodology in SDET
In SDET we use an Agile methodology that involves the entire project team. As the iterations progress, the requirements are refined by collaborating with the customer and self-organizing teams. During development, Coding and testing are done interactively and incrementally to ensure a high-quality end-product that meets customer requirements.
SDET offers the following benefits using Agile Methodology:
- Ensures timely and high-quality deliverables
- Adopts changes within the project to address any changes that occur
- Delivers more value to the customer by delivering features specific to their business requirements
- Enables faster time-to-market through faster releases
- Breaks down the project into manageable sprints to ensure high-quality development
- Facilitates effective collaboration between teams and stakeholders to deliver value to customers
- Ensures a more controlled environment by facilitating collaboration to deal with costs and schedules
- Succeeds in delivering working software via sprints more regularly
- Overall ensures cost-effectiveness
1. Agile Scrum methodology:
Some of our clients are most likely to use this type of agile methodology. 58% of organizations use it exclusively, while another 18% combine it with other agile methods. The framework is effective for controlling and managing iterative and incremental projects since it is lightweight.
2. Scaled Agile Methodology (SAFe):
Scaling Agile across the enterprise is enabled by this framework. Some of our clients use this methodology to develop lean agile software and ensure systems development at scale. SAFe helps speed time to market, improve productivity & quality, and improve employee engagement.
3. Lean Software Development:
As an iterative type of agile methodology, it aims to optimize people, resources, efforts, and energy in the organization with the basic objective of creating customer value. Based on the principles of continuous improvement, eliminating waste, building quality in, creating knowledge, deferring commitment, delivering fast, respecting people, and optimizing the whole process.
In Japan, the term “Kanban” refers to a “visual” and “ban” is a “card” or “board.” Kanban methodology differs from scrum methodology. As opposed to the scrum model, Kanban does not use time boxes for anything. The Kanban task is larger in scope and there are fewer tasks in it than in scrum. Furthermore, the assessments from Kanban teams are also less frequent, and speed is visibly lacking. Implementation time is typically only counted once the whole process has been finished. Since there are no sprints, SDET works on a task from start to finish.
5. Extreme Programming (XP):
Using this method in SDET is useful in projects whose requirements are continually changing. Additionally, this methodology is useful for product owners who are not sure how a system will work. It is particularly useful in such circumstances.
6. Crystal Methodology:
We use this agile methodology in SDET that emphasizes more interaction and people than tools and processes. This is one of the most lightweight and flexible approaches to software development.
7. Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM):
In this agile methodology project delivery, a framework is used by SDET for developing software and non-IT solutions, and it is part of the Agile Alliance. In addition to a wide range of activities, the DSDM testing framework includes strategic approaches and well-defined governance.
8. Feature Driven Development (FDD):
This is an iterative, incremental, and cohesive software development approach in which we combine industry best practices. In essence, its purpose is to consistently deliver functional software in a timely manner.
Here are some of the techniques that can be used regardless of how a team approaches their agile approach, even if they use aspects of all five:
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Test-driven development (TDD) begins by discussing the actual point of tests as user input and then creating a user story as per your test data. So, eventually, it goes like this-
- First, you start by writing a unit test.
- After writing the unit test you write the user story.
- Finally, you have to write the code until the unit test passes successfully.
This development technique is typically used on unit and component tests.
Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)
Acceptance test-driven development (ATDD) is almost similar to Test-driven Development (TDD), but here in ATDD, the initial development begins with customer input specific to functionality. That means you first have to write a user acceptance test (UAT) and then implement the code as per the test cases until it passes all the tests.
Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD) is commonly used for acceptance tests which means verifying the product functionality from the user end.
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Behaviour-driven development (BDD) is a technique that focuses on the development needs required for a business outcome. Here you will have a user story that needs to answer why this feature is being developed in business terminology. Moreover, in BDD, the scenarios or specifications drawn in the user stories refer to the tests.
Exploratory testing is a style of testing that lets testers follow their intuition which means it’s typically manual rather than a predefined path. In simple terms, you’re doing and saving your work as a test and then figure out what exactly you’re tasting as you go.
Session-based testing is almost similar to exploratory testing, but there’s a small difference in structure- you will find a more refined structure in session-based testing. Instead of figuring out what you’re testing as you go, you start with a mission in mind.
Currently, SDET uses agile methodologies that are more beneficial to every project development process because they guarantee effective communication between teams and ensure quality outcomes. In this process of the agile approach, product owners are involved throughout the delivery process, ensuring business value and enhancing innovation as multidisciplinary teams collaborate.
Embracing this agile approach in our organization strengthens communication and collaboration, and enables the organization to adopt and benefit from changes. Depending on the project size and the project requirements, businesses can leverage various agile methodologies.
We have enabled customer success by adopting different agile methodologies for project delivery by leveraging our professional software testing team. Adding value to your business is what we do. Contact us to learn more.
Generally, it is expensive to hire a dedicated tester for every application you are developing or deploying. Imagine if you could automate the entire testing process and achieve better quality with less effort and expense – that is exactly what we do. With SDET Tech’s intuitive ecosystem, valuable feedback can be gathered just in a few minutes, making it easy for new users to quickly become productive. With our team of competent engineers from various backgrounds, we are proud of the efficient yet high-quality product which we use to deliver using Agile Methodology.