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Benefits of Agile – Managing a Marketing Team using Scrum

Posted by Ryan James on 2/09/2016

As a multi-award winning software testing consultancy, nFocus live and breathe Agile. So much so that we decided to run our Marketing Team using Scrum. If you're interesting in learning about the benefits of adopting Agile from a testing perspective, check out this white paper instead. 

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Topics: Agile,, Scrum, Testing, Agile Test Strategy, Benefits of Agile

Agile Test Strategy: When Scrumming, People Do Testing Wrong

Posted by Danny Crone on 19/04/2016

So I get to see lots of different organisations all trying to implement Scrum to varying levels, several themes come out:

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Topics: Agile,, Scrum, Testing, Agile Test Strategy

Agile Test Strategy part two – Test, Test and Test again

Posted by Ryan James on 16/03/2016

Here's the second in our series of bitesize blog articles on Agile Test Strategy. If you missed the first one, you can read it here

Now that you are ‘Ready’ to test, you want to test as often and effectively as you can; not only will this increase the chance that you'll find defects but will improve application quality. In the short-term your costs will increase as you’ll need to set up a defined framework and create re-usable test artefacts…

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Topics: Software Testing, Scrum, Agile Test Strategy

Agile test strategy: Quality challenges of adopting agile and SCRUM

Posted by Ryan James on 12/02/2016

There have been challenges in the adoption of the Agile principles (an Agile Test Strategy) and Scrum Framework particularly with poor quality of the delivered software. This has resulted in delays and a mismatch of the expectations of stakeholders and delivery teams. There is no specific mention of testing or quality assurance in Agile or Scrum; it is implied as an integral part of the principles and framework. This has caused some confusion resulting in inconsistent approaches to quality management and testing. Often formal testing has been reduced to ad hoc ‘try it and see’ during a sprint. This loses the testing rigour that delivers quality by use of industry accepted full lifecycle testing.

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Topics: Agile,, Software Testing, Scrum, Agile Test Strategy

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