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Should there be testing-only user stories?

We estimate stories as 1, 2, 4, 6, or 8 points. Consider a story with less development work but huge testing effort. Let's say we estimate that story as 8 points. We see the following options: Let ...
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Long testing phase in Scrum

We are building quite a big and important feature in a Scrum Team. The PM wants to put this feature into a separate branch and not deploy it for a 1-2 months so the users can test it properly before ...
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Who else can test in absence of QA?

My team has got a dedicated QA for 4 developers (I know there is no such role in a Scrum Team, but I am writing here to provide information). Now, the problem is: we are heading to Sprint end and she ...
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Is there any estimation method to estimate end user testing?

Is there any estimation technique that can help us to estimate the number of needed test cases in traditional software projects? For example, we have a Software requirements specification (SRS) with ...
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Should we have dedicated tester in team or testing is mutual responsibility of development team

We are currently having multiple scrum teams with 3 to 6 developers and 1 dedicated tester in each team. Should we have scrum team like this OR have all the developers and they can share testing ...
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Client with conservative UAT policy

One particular client has a very traditional, conservative approach to UAT and deployment. When the development team completes the items in the sprint, this is all packaged into a release, which must ...
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When is the best time to create automated test cases?

When is the best time to write automated test cases? I understand that automated test cases are written in parallel or else by Test Driven Development. But when should automated functional or ...
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An agile approach with a waterfall delivery and the QA impact

My customer signed off on a major enhancement to an existing application. The enhancement will be delivered as a single new release and I can't change this. However, how we get to this final release ...
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Using Scrum for test development for a constantly changing product

We're currently developing tests for a software product that is very liable to changes - the changes are introduced very often and therefore we have to modify our test very often. Commonly we are ...
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What could be my risk mitigation strategies if my client wants to contract UAT?

My client wants to squeeze UAT into 6 working days from originally planned 10 working days. This is because they want to go live because of an impending business reason. As a risk mitigation strategy ...
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Should a Product Owner start testing while an item is in code review

We have a Product Owner (PO) who starts testing while an item is in code review and gives feedback to developers. I see, from the point of view of the PO, that this allows for quicker feedback. ...
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Adding test cases to user stories (Backlog items) before the sizing session

Scenario: I was asked by management if it is a good idea to add test cases to user stories before the sizing session. This will involve investigating the item, writing test cases, speaking to ...
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Is QA stage mandatory to be included into user story cycle?

The problem I came across: A 2-week Sprint is close to the end (let's say 80% of the time has passed by) A particular user story has just been completed (and has unit tests) What next? Testing takes ...
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QA-Challenged Team - How to Improve?

Both in my Scrum Team and in the IT Department as a whole, we do not have a single hired QA-personnel. In fact, it is mandated by upper management that we cannot hire one (and I do not think this ...
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How Quality Assurance is related to Testing?

Very often I hear people say "Quality Assurance" while talking about "Testing" and vise versa. According to my understanding these two terms mean different things. Could anyone explain the difference? ...
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Scrum: Should user story acceptance criteria be mapped to test cases?

Should the acceptance criteria for a user story form the basis for the test cases when testing that feature? Or, should there be a seperate story for testing, whose acceptance criteria is that the ...
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How to organize sprints during the user acceptance tests phase?

What is the suggested approach to sprints organization during the tests phase? Lets assume that we have finished development sprints, internal tests (analysts & developers) are over. Application ...
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At what point does a user story get tested in an iteration?

We are new to Agile, and we have been noticing that user stories usually get completed by the end of the iteration. Testers have very little time to test stories thoroughly; they're idle for most part ...
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In a data-driven startup, what should we *not* A/B test?

We are shifting our startup to a data-driven culture, and prioritising what to start testing [UPDATE: i.e. what goes in the product plan]. We have a reasonable number of users, and a working product, ...
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How to handle client's unrealistic testing results

I have an application form on a website to apply for something. It's been tested thoroughly and passes. However my client found that if you entered an emoji in one the fields that does an address ...
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What is the difference between TDD, BDD and ATDD and related tools?

What is the difference between: TDD (Test Driven Development); BDD (Behavior Driven Development), and; ATDD (Acceptance Test Driven Development)? In which layer(s) do they lie? And what are the ...
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Reduce amount of required hotfixes without technical knowledge

I'm a software developer who suffers from the regular hotfixes that are required to an application I've developed. The application I've developed didn't had many infrastructure requirements from the ...
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Is writing tests after development an example of extreme programming?

Is this an example of extreme programming? Currently we try to write all tests before development is done, but at times it is done afterwards when there are time constraints.
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QA time budgetting

I am currently preparing a proposal to a client for a large web application development. My environment is outsourced software development. I need to budget QA time for the project. Usually, from ...
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What are developers expected to do during testing in the latter half of each Sprint?

When you are using the Scrum framework, a Sprint cycle involves development and QA. At the end of the Sprint the tasks worked upon and tested are showcased and released. Typically, for a team of 3 to ...
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How to ensure sprint tasks are bug free before release

I was asked this question in an interview, and couldn't figure out the solution, so I thought I will come here. Basically, I was mostly working as a developer, and had my own set of unit tests for ...
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How do I get client to participate in acceptance testing?

We have a weak spot in our flow. Whenever the time for acceptance testing comes, our client simply doesn't do it in time. There are 50 user stories in Jira waiting to be reviewed by him. The number is ...
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Who is responsible to write UAT Test Scripts for Salesforce project?

In general who is responsible for writing UAT scripts for a typical salesforce implementation? Should the BA from Business side review the feature prototype and write scripts and should it fall on the ...
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Can QA test in-progress tasks? How are bugs reported for incomplete stories?

I have recently been moved to a new team. There are a lot of practices that I think are not on terms with the Scrum Guide but for now I want to discuss two strange practices. While we developers are ...
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Should I specify user story acceptance criteria in Given/When/Then format or checklists?

As far as I understand Given/When/Then format of acceptance criteria is used when the project is going to follow BDD (Behavior Driven Development). Thus, the acceptance criteria will be used for the ...
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Are there differences in Test plans for an agile model and a traditional model?

Are there differences in in-sprint Test plans for an agile model and a traditional model? Is there any best practices to follow for in-sprint test plans?
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Test only stories in the Sprint?

We realized that we have an urgent requirement to complete a series of automated testing stories in a sprint. Therefore we took in automation only stories. Some manual testers took in a few other ...
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What UAT checklists should I give the testing team?

We currently do User Acceptance Testing (UAT) at the end of the every sprint. I circulate an email to the team letting them know the features that have been developed. The idea is for them to report ...
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In an scaled Scrum with multiple teams, who should be responsible for writing automated system tests?

We have three teams contributing to the same product. Currently our automated system tests are being written by two QA people that see what has been finished in the reviews and then write appropriate ...
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What is the role of test manager in a scrum team?

In a company, they are transitioning from agile to scrum. They have hired a very skilled scrum master to facilitate change, they have an up to speed product owner, a development manager who is up to ...
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Project Management Methodology for software and real time audio processing project [closed]

Im starting a project with some college friends and we want to make a team of audio engineers and software developers. We have experience in apps development, filters implementation and audio ...
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How do you convince a client that testing is a must?

It is quite hard to sell testing in these days. Clients are always looking for cost savings and it often happens that they are not aware of low quality in the output. How do you deal with that?
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How to organise manual testing in a scrum team?

In a scrum team there are automation testers and manual testers as well as database mid and front end developers. While the automation testers from the beginning of the sprint start creating tests to ...
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Testing big systems in agile

In the organization I work for we have a HUGE product. It has about ~10 associated scrum teams. We have two types of releases: 1. The big ones 2. Service packs For #1, we have system QA. For #2, we ...
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What are some Agile Testing Estimation Techniques?

How do Scrum/Agile teams use metrics to estimate testing efforts.
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Alternative name for Developer Acceptance Testing

In our process our developers run Unit Tests and Integration Tests before they check in their code for it to be built and deployed to UAT where the testers and product owners can perform their test ...
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How should we estimate accessibility testing for a waterfall project?

I am working with a lot of teams and there are different phases of testing. We have devised a standardized process for accessibility testing across many different teams. This process is to be done ...
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How can I make unit testing a priority?

As a one man band delivering smallish web development projects, I found that nearly all regression issues that clients find in the final development phase of the project could be found with unit tests ...
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How much time is spent on software testing for a successful SCRUM?

Almost all successfully SCRUM practice on software development has different degree of tests (unit-test, integration tests) as a part of definition of done. Is there any research about how these ...
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Timeline management for one man band getting into outsourcing

I'm a one man band business owner, having run my web development business for 11+ years, 8 of which I used no project management tactics at all - other than code like hell and persistence. I also used ...
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Should we allocate separate hourly estimates for test tasks in addition to the development tasks

Breaking user stories into tasks and estimating their development time in hours is pretty widely accepted. However, we have subsequent test activities that need to be carried out before the task and ...
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What is a good git workflow that involves QA/Testing? [closed]

So here's the scenario: We've been developing this application for almost a year now. The application is already on production and we have: 3 Developers 2 QA guys 1 Team Lead (me) We have worked ...
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How should I create a process for front end testing?

We have a product similar to Photoshop and we have a lot of trouble in the testing period. we started to use Agile Framework, in middle of project. We have to use human manual testing to test ...
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What is the role of a QA tester on a Scrum team?

I've recently added a QA tester to our new Scrum team. The tester comes with a lot of experience in automated testing and is capable of scripting, light coding, etc. He will be using automation tools, ...
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Who tests what criteria for epics?

So our product owner is in a position where she feels encumbered by the decomposition of a large user story: Product owner presents a story Engineers determine that it is too big for a single story ...