3 Scrum Techniques to Make QA Process More Efficient

/ 10th July, 2014 / Team Management
3 Scrum Techniques to Make QA Process More Efficient

Scrum is an iterative agile software development framework that helps you to organize the working process more efficiently. Though, this is just a tool, by applying certain techniques the overall productivity of your development and testing team can drastically increase. Some of them you can find below.

1. Scrum testing: The whole involvement of your team

One way to achieve simplicity and transparency of the development process is a meeting in the form of workshop where all your team members can freely contribute to the discussion. As simple as that. This approach of the scrum testing can help to recognize all crucial aspects, define certain pitfalls and distribute all the tasks among team members with appropriate skills.

Another goal of such kind of meetings is to identify and prioritize requirements to be tested, define testing strategies.

As a result, you will see that getting the requirements using workshops is more efficient method than any of other forms of meetings and these requirements are of a much high quality.

If you have testers in your team they are also should be involved in the process. Their personal knowledge and skills can be valuable to create a more agile development process and avoid unexpected delays.

2. Prioritize the importance of test cases

The sooner all the terms and conditions, which are discussed during the meetings are translated from verbal form to practical, the faster you can standardize the development process.

Certain best practices approaches show that you should create test cases on the stage when almost 80% of requirements are ready.

This gives flexibility and error-free base to start development process.

If requirements changed, you can easily make the necessary adjustments to the current test cases without breaking a previously planned schedule. Writing test cases on the earlier stages gives you the better idea of “what” should be achieved and what main aspects you should pay attention to.

3. Automation

Dealing with requirements, test cases, sessions and issues is a bulky process that involves analysis of different data sources and locations or even people’s minds. In such a situation you need one comprehensive tool to consolidate that data sources and give a centrally-based storage to access that information.

One of the possible solutions is Ubertesters. It makes your working process smooth and standardized regardless of your team members roles and “who” is responsible for “which” part of the project.

Using built-in Ubertesters functions, you can not only overview different requirements and test documentations but also access that information from any computer or device and track the testing process in real time.

Ubertesters brings communication between testers and developers to a new level, since they can work jointly on any project, react quickly and stay in sync. The information is always up-to-date and can be instantly displayed on both desktop screen and mobile device.

Using Ubertesters you can dramatically increase working productivity and establish simple, yet efficient strategy to deal with your mobile app testing process. Try it now with a free trial.

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