Quality and Maintenance
Configure the QA procedure for Agile setups
Make QA outcome-focused
Agile development methodologies place a higher priority on more manageable objectives that can be completed more quickly in smaller goals. QA processes must adopt the same strategies to fit into this practice: they must be quicker, more dynamic, and more laser-focused on certain goals.
Keep transparency foremost
Any developing strategy benefits from transparency, but Agile success demands it above all. The expectations for the program, the features to be tested during each sprint, and the definition of "excellent results" must all be extremely apparent to the testers. Teams can work together, test more quickly, and produce results on time because of this clarity.
Establish QA as a continuing process
Tests shouldn't be put off till the end of the development process. As was previously stated, tests must be run following each code commit. It must take place at every sprint in a way that enables teams to spot problems early on.
One cannot skimp on extensive testing as a product starts to gain traction. Any faults that might sneak into a website or app as more users use it will be more obvious and more likely to result in bad product reviews from customers.
At this point, stakeholders must begin assembling a QA team. A senior QA professional and QA team are often hired first. By describing how to set up a Quality Assurance process that satisfies the organization's goals and needs, this article provides some guidance for this stage.
Why QA Processes should be implemented?
It is the goal of quality assurance for software testing to guarantee that the product is created correctly and with the fewest possible iterations. A successful QA process provides testers with a clear definition of the requirements, a full understanding of the features, and a road map for moving forward.
Be aware that testing ought to assist development rather than come after it. As opposed to waiting for the completion of the website or app, testing should take place concurrently with development, which means testing code each time it is committed to the repository. In other words, Agile methods must be used to carry out the QA process.
One must comprehend the steps that make up a comprehensive, all-inclusive Quality Assurance pipeline before executing a QA process.
Stages of QA Process
Preventing bugs during the requirements design stage is more cost-effective than fixing them after they have been detected during testing. To achieve this, it is crucial to involve QA professionals in the analysis and definition of both functional and non-functional requirements. These requirements should be consistent, comprehensive, traceable, and clearly marked, which allows the QA team to create tests that are specifically tailored to the software.
The planning of necessary tests is derived from the information obtained during the requirements analysis phase. The test plan should include the testing strategy, scope, budget, and deadlines for the project, as well as specify the required types and levels of testing, methods, and tools for bug tracking, and assigning resources and responsibilities to individual testers.
The development of test cases and checklists that complement the software requirements is the responsibility of the QA teams at this stage. Each test case should contain the prerequisites, information, and procedures for verifying each function, as well as the anticipated test result for comparison with the actual outcomes.
Developers perform unit tests as the first step in testing, and then the QA team performs tests at the API and UI levels. All bugs found during manual testing are documented in a defect-tracking system in accordance with pre-designed test cases. To run test scripts and produce reports, test automation engineers can utilize automated test frameworks like Selenium, Cypress, or Appium.
The QA team must run further tests after defects have been found, reported, and repaired to make sure no new anomalies have appeared. Regression tests must also be run to make sure the fixes did not affect previously implemented functionality.
The QA team must determine which functionalities have been impacted when developers release new versions with a list of implemented features, repaired bugs, reoccurring issues, and limits. Then, in order to cover the new version, they must create changed test suites.
What impacts your project duration
Determining a project completion date or timeframe is a complex task as it depends on various factors, but with our prior experience and knowledge, we can provide an approximate timeframe. Some of the key factors that affect the duration are listed below.
- Specific tasks of the project
- Timeline expectations
- Composition of the development team
- Available tools and platforms
- Change and modification requests
What affects your project costs
Software development services can have widely varying costs that are dependent on several factors, which we can discuss during a free consultation upon request. These factors include:
- Technology stack expenses, such as licenses
- The project's size and complexity, as well as the required features
- The engagement model, such as Time & Material or Dedicated Team
- Any additional or modified features
- The expected completion date for the project