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What is Agile testing?
Agile testing is a methodology used by DevOps teams to maintain focus on continuous process improvement. The method became more widely known shortly after the 2001 release of The Agile Manifesto — a collection of best practices from a group of software developers.Footnote 1
Developers rely on the Agile testing methodology to work in a flexible and collaborative manner and produce high-quality software programs. The Agile method emphasizes the following:
Iterative development method
Automation tools in testing
Continuous integration/Continuous delivery (CI/CD)
Transparency in development
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Agile testing course curriculum
For learners new to agile testing, introductory courses can provide an overview of Agile methodologies and steps, covering topics such as:
Principles of Agile software development
Popular methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, Lean)
The software development lifecycle
The Agile testing quadrants
Test-driven development cycles
Intermediate coursework on Agile methodologies may offer hands-on practice with lessons on:
Identifying and prioritizing testable features
Defining testing criteria
Implementing techniques for planning and strategy
Developing risk-based testing strategies
Using test automation
Advanced coursework may focus on project management, exploring how to lead teams using Agile testing, measure testing performance, and promote a culture of continuous quality improvement.
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The Agile methodology in testing can be useful in several different job roles, including technical positions like software developers and leadership positions such as project managers. Roles that can benefit from knowledge of Agile methodologies include:
Quality assurance specialist: Ensures that products or services meet established quality standards; conducts tests and measures results against benchmarks.Footnote 2
Software developer: Writes, tests, and corrects segments of code that collectively tells software how to behave; may code new programs from scratch or with an existing program to ensure it maintains usability for end users. Footnote 3
Project manager: Plans, executes, and delivers IT projects, such as a new software program; manages resources and deals with stakeholders.Footnote 4
Automation engineer: Plans and implements effective automation that enables greater productivity; creates strategies, tests automation, and codes custom integrations.Footnote 5
Quality assurance manager: Oversees quality control activities within an organization, which can include quality in software development or in the broader use of technology for automation across the organization.Footnote 6
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