Agile, and other dynamic and highly-responsive development practices are today’s norm. The methodology is dedicated to effective adoption of a few key components, and for those ALM-focused SmarteSoft provides direct process support:
Iterative, incremental and evolutionary
Most agile development methods break the tasks into small increments with minimal planning and do not directly involve long-term planning. Iterations are short time frames that typically last from one to four weeks. Each iteration involves a cross-functional team working in all functions: planning, requirements analysis, design, coding, unit testing, and acceptance testing. This minimizes overall risk and allows the project to adapt to changes quickly. Multiple iterations might be required to release a product or new features. Progress is measured through working software.
SmarteScript, with its patented script-less testing technology, provides the industry’s most nimble, extensible and process-adaptable testing technology with its unparalleled ease of test configuration and use.
Very short feedback loop and adaptation cycle
A common characteristic in agile is the daily “stand-up”, also known as the daily scrum. In a brief session, team members report to each other what they did the previous day toward their team’s sprint goal, what they intend to do today toward their team’s sprint goal, and any roadblocks or impediments they can see to their team’s sprint goal.
SmarteQM brings highly-integrated project oversight, keeping both the development team and its stakeholders constantly updated on project milestones and challenges.
Specific tools and techniques, such as continuous integration, automated unit testing, pair programming, test-driven development, design patterns, domain-driven design, code refactoring and other techniques are often used to improve quality and enhance project agility1.
SmarteSoft, with its highly-integrated and -extensible ALM technologies, along with comprehensive experience and industry-specific product feature sets, enables your team to have the most effective and efficient Agile practices.
SmarteSoft™ automated software testing tools and professional services provide industry-leading ROI for quality assurance processes, creating optimized QA and ALM frameworks. Contact SmarteSoft for a consultation on test plan optimization.
- Jeffries, Ron; Anderson, Ann; Hendrickson, Chet (2001). Extreme Programming installed. Addison-Weslsy. pp. 72–147. ISBN 0201-70842-6.