How To Manage Agile Test Cases?
Agile testing methodology is the one that follows the rules and methodologies of agile software development. It starts at the beginning of your project with continuous integration between testing and development. Agile testing methodology is not chronological, it is continuous. Therefore, it is very important to manage agile test cases.
Keeping this scenario in mind, we are presenting to you the list of ways through which agile test cases can be managed.
The tests developed for particular sprint testing must be added in the regression set if the major functionality is introduced. This can incorporate adding the test to a sanity or smoke test also. The test added will be determined by the importance of a feature or functionality. If the issue is of an extreme level that it is going to create problems for users, then it should be added to sanity/smoke and regression testing. Adding a test is sometimes done by default. Therefore, you must be sure that the test should be added to avoid regression duplicates.
It is unnecessary to develop new test cases if no important modifications are made to functionality. Simply altering the tests to match the latest workflow will be enough and in this scenario, the tests for this functionality in the regression suite must be pulled into the cycle and upgraded to match the latest behavior or workflow. In the situation, where the test cases author simply writes the latest test cases rather than upgrading the previous one, then you must have a duplicate regression test case. Therefore, you must remember to upgrade the current test case before pulling it into a new test plan. The original test must be upgraded at the source and then pulled into the cycle.
Some user stories only need to delete a feature that is no longer required. This is due to removing a provider and content that is relevant and previously tested. When it comes to upgrading test cases, it is very important to delete unrequired details because it adds newly relevant ones. The new tester has the least knowledge regarding the product history. As a result, the tester will enter invalid bugs because he will be handed obsolete test cases. This wastes testers’ time, product team time as they read the comments, and the senior tester who communicates the main reason why the bug is invalid.
Don’t do anything
User stories just adjust text, color scheme and image must have test cases in the sprint testing. These tests don’t come from the regression suite. These are valid tests and must be performed every time the software is poisoned to the latest environment. However, after this, they must be set aside. Some elements are altered regularly and are extremely unlikely to be affected except another user story is developed. These elements are not useful for sanity or smoke or regression testing. In this scenario, after the complete development of the sprint and modification in the production, you must leave these tests in the sprint file for historical uses.
In the end…
After viewing the discussion above, it can be concluded that managing agile test cases is a very technical task. That’s why companies look for the best test case management tools that can provide them with a flawless experience. These practices are also followed by the best test case management companies. However, if in any case, you fail to reach any good test case management tools due to time and financial constraints, you must follow these simple tips to manage agile test cases.
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