How to attain in-sprint test automation to reinforce development processes | Software Testing Company a1qa

In-sprint automation: what’s in it for your business?

Challenges associated with introducing in-sprint automation

  • Short sprints provoking the lack of time to automate. In general, the QA team must fix spotted defects within a sprint that may last only two weeks. Which can be insufficient to perform automation, as it requires the collaboration of both automation engineers and developers.
  • The choice of suitable tools or frameworks. The toolkit should enable the design and initial creation of tests (logic description, business logic, a stable part of the requirements/application) even without accessing the software UI, which is often subject to changes. Such an approach allows starting automation of API and unit tests without wasting time. Thus, the frameworks should support a myriad of tests, as well as flexibility and allowing any changes introduced by evolving business demands.
  • The shortage of the necessary technical expertise. Automation is a tricky activity that calls for deep technical expertise from all the parties involved. Therefore, companies should engage solution architects and establish close interaction between them and engineering teams ensuring smooth design, configuration, and implementation of in-sprint automation.

Top 5 tips to seamlessly attain in-sprint automation

Tip 1 — Make the QA team closely collaborate with the business and the Dev team

Tip 2 — Write test cases in a simple but meaningful manner

Tip 3 — Apply combined test automation approach

Tip 4 — Include automation in the definition of done (DOD)

Tip 5 — Stick to test-/behavior-driven development approaches (TDD/BDD)

Closing remark



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