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Agile Scrumban – Built on the Fabric of Scrum and Kanban

Scrumban, a hybrid of Scrum and Kanban flavors of Agile, offers the best of both worlds. Scrumban ensures that a highly versatile workflow management is achieved by integrating the flexibility and visualization of Kanban into the structure of Scrum. Scrumban thus offers a middle ground to the Scrum’s structure overhaul, and Kanban’s unstructured approach –…

What is Scrum, and Why You Should Adopt It

Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka introduced the term ‘Scrum’ in the context of product development in their article, ‘The New New Product Development Game’. By definition, Scrum is a project development framework that highlights teamwork, collective accountability, transparency and iterative progress towards a defined goal. In the contemporary competitive environment, stakeholders are vying for speed…

Exploring the Business Value of QA

Transformative technologies are disrupting businesses as usual. Companies that fail to adapt and transform are likely to go out of business soon. Changes in regulatory policies and the technology landscape, globalization, rapidly evolving business needs, and dynamic customer demands have all necessitated the inclusion of robust testing programs across the application development ecosystem. As such,…

Cloud Computing- Part II

This is a two-part series: Part 1: Cloud Computing: An Overview Part 2: Cloud Computing: Testing in the Cloud Cloud Computing- Testing in the Cloud In our last blog, we observed delivery models or components of Cloud that offer ‘as a service’ capabilities. This is based on resource sharing ideology, whereby allocation and availability of…

Cloud Computing- Part I

This is a two-part series: Part 1: Cloud Computing: An Overview Part 2: Cloud Computing: Testing in the Cloud Cloud Computing: An Overview Cloud Computing has opened up new avenues for the testing world, especially when business applications are growing in complexity, making it no longer feasible to build and maintain capital intensive in-house testing…

Kanban for Software Teams

Highly competitive contemporary businesses focus on effective, efficient, robust and speedy solutions that can deliver quality products. And the application of the concept of Kanban is helping businesses achieve this objective. Kanban, as a concept, was initially developed and applied by Toyota in the 1940s as a method that helped their project team to visualize…

Emerging Trends in QA & Testing

The QA software testing space has undergone a significant transformation with technology advancing at a rapid pace. Big Data, Virtualization, and Cloud-based applications are evolving speedily along with the hyper-connected devices being our future. Besides, trends like mobile app testing, crowdsourced testing, and context-driven testing have completely reframed the testing and development landscape. On top…

Requirement Analysis and the Role of QA

Requirement analysis is the process of determining user expectations for a new or modified product and is vital for effective QA software testing as it lays down the basic foundation for various stages of the SDLC. Without a thorough need analysis and a clear road-map, even the most efficient system architecture, well-written code, or comprehensive…

Is Test Plan a Dead Document in an Agile Environment?

Does the Agile Manifesto, ‘Implementation over Documentation’, refers to No Documentation? No, not at all! However, in the competitive environment where speed is crucial, a number of teams have abandoned the test plans altogether. The plans have acquired a bad reputation of being time-killers. They are definitely hard to maintain, and nobody seems to read…