The Challenge: Adapt or Fade

The rapid technological advancements are posing significant challenges for businesses. The pressure to innovate, embrace the latest digital technologies, release applications faster, and meet the customer expectations of customers is higher than ever.

To stay competitive and thrive in this cut-throat market, businesses must keep up with the latest industry trends and transition towards becoming truly digital.

The Solution: Agile Testing

Similar to how the application development has evolved, the testing too has undergone a significant Agile transformation.

Agile Testing is more than just a methodology. It’s a strategic approach that integrates collaboration, efficiency, adaptability, and quality of the application throughout the application development lifecycle, beginning at the requirements phase.

In the State of Agile survey61% of respondents said they are adopting agile to both improve process and deliver efficiencies and for Digital Transformation.

The key principles of Agile Testing are:

  • Conduct testing in parallel with development in short, time-boxed, iterative cycles (sprints)
  • Adapt to any changing requirements, allowing testing priorities to be adjusted as needed during the development process.
  • Foster a culture of continuous feedback and constant communication between development and testing teams.
  • Test early and frequently throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Encourage collaboration across stakeholders, including business, product owners, and end-users, to ensure that the development and testing objectives align with the overall business objectives.

Agile Testing: A Catalyst for Efficiency in Digital Transformation

Digital transformation across any industry type involves using technology to enhance customer experiences, optimize processes, and enhance efficiency and productivity.

A strong testing approach is necessary for the transformation process to guarantee the dependability, security, and usability of these digital solutions.

1.Responsive to Changing Requirements

Due to changing business needs and customer expectations, agile projects often involve continuous change and iteration, including modifications to requirements, design, and functionality. These changes require the testing team to adapt quickly and modify test cases accordingly.

Example: In a banking platform, the business team frequently introduces new features like payment options or loan schemes. Agile Testing enables the testing team to quickly adjust test plans and execute regression tests, ensuring continuous delivery.

Webomates AI Value-add: When requirements change, AI-driven tools can quickly adapt and regenerate relevant test scripts. Webomates also applies AI and ML algorithms to its self-healing test automation framework to dynamically adapt its testing scope to the changes.

2.Early Defect Identification

As most of the code defects are introduced during the coding phase, testing activities should begin as early as possible in the development process. Regularly testing code with each code increment guarantees identifying and fixing of defects, and also saves a lot of time and money.

Example: Early detection of any coding errors, integration, or compatibility issues within the features of the application allows for immediate resolution, preventing delays in the project timeline.

Webomates AI Value-add: By testing early and often, Shift Left Testing helps to test each feature the development team develops and provides quick defect data so that they can fix it. It also applies AI/ML to test cases and script creation/healing, execution, and analysis of execution results to reduce mission-critical defects.

3.Deliver working Software Frequently

The application is built in iterative development cycles. Agile Testing is integrated into each sprint, allowing testers to test all user stories and features within that release. This ensures that each code change is validated immediately.

Example: In a banking application, the team can develop, test, and launch an initial version with basic functionalities like login and balance checking, and release advanced features in subsequent iterations. Read for more