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Agile Testing On The Rise – Boon or Bane?

Agile – has become the trend of IT. Most of the projects are AGILE nowadays and the role of a tester is very significant.

Even before we touch on Agile Testing let us understand the concept of ‘AGILE’.

Agile is a methodology that evolved from our Iterative or Incremental methodology of development – Almost 2+ decades of Agile Manifesto. Over these decades, Agile has a very comfortable place in the hearts of Developers, PM’s and Customers.  Continue reading →

How to Make Agile Estimation Process Easy with Planning Poker

An art of estimation is known to all.

We estimate every day in our lives. Most of us can estimate the weight of the vegetables just by holding them; we can also gauge the ripeness of a fruit by its aroma.


In today’s article, we will learn about Planning Poker also known as Scrum Poker Cards, an agile estimation and planning technique, which is very popular, easy, and simple technique in current days.  Continue reading →

What is Technical Debt and Why QA Testers Should be Concerned About It?

Technical debt is a metaphorical idea which argues that just as one may run into debt problems in finance, software organizations encounter something similar in the buildup of unfinished work during past projects and version releases/sprints.

What is Technical debt?

It represents the effort needed to fix the issues/defects that remain in the code when an application is released. In simple words – it’s the difference (in terms of bugs) between what is expected and what is delivered.

When a development team is busy working on a project and fixing bugs unfortunately, many new bugs appear. Out of Continue reading →

Continuous Integration Process: How to Improve Software Quality and Reduce Risk

In the first part of the article series, we understood the nuances of Continuous Delivery (CD) where we have production ready software at any point via continuous feedback loops. Continuous integration (CI) is the real meat behind the CD process and is the reason that makes Continuous Delivery possible.

To understand CI, let’s take the terms at face value and deduce a basic definition. The first word means “ongoing” or “frequent” and the second “merged” or “made part of”. So CI is a process where something is being “merged”-“frequently”.

Logically the next question is: What is the something being merged and where is it merged?

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Continuous Delivery: How to Have the Reliable Software Releases to Production at Any Time

In this two-part article series, we will focus on Continuous Delivery (CD) and Continuous Integration (CI), starting with an at length discussion on Continuous delivery today.

Software development has seen a steep outlook and approach difference to keep up with the current market trends and consumer needs. While the traditional waterfall approach was more sequential and planned, it has setbacks in terms of satisfying customer expectations of the final product.  Continue reading →

Concluding Thoughts about Agile Implementation in Your Organization

This is the last part in our in-depth Agile implantation series. From the last article, we are learning how to cultivate Agile in your organization.

This is the concluding part of this series. Those who are in process to switch to Agile, this series is a set of some very practical tips learned from the own experience of the author while implementing Agile by overcoming all the obstacles in the way.

Let’s continue from our last article – Cultivating Agile in your organization, before concluding the series. Continue reading →

How to Cultivate Agile In Your Organization – Issues and the Practical Solutions

So folks! You should be well aware now about the elementary Agile adoption in your organization. But it is just getting to the first base of successful Agile implementation in an organization.

Please have a look at the articles we covered till now in this ‘Successful Agile implementation‘ series.

Agile has the capability to spread across all the fronts of software development and delivery. It has been built to have deep roots within the management framework. And to achieve this expansion and depth, there has to be a continuous improvement approach and an ongoing journey towards Agile implementation. Continue reading →

Groundwork For A Successful Agile Journey: How to Choose the Right Method, Tools and the Techniques

Congratulations for qualifying to read this article if you have already read the previous articles of this series. If not, please read part 1 and part 2 here.

You understandably have retained your interest in Agile implementation because you have assessed your feasibility well and now looking to start your endeavor for successful agile implementation.

As a beginner, every process engineer reviews the literature when assigned the huge mission of defining a compatible Agile process for the organization.

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5 Fundamental Questions To Test Whether Agile is Feasible For You (Part 2)

Agile Methodology Risks and their Mitigation – A practical approach based on our hands-on end to end experience.

In the previous article, I attempted to authenticate whether you are convinced about using Agile or not. Remember that I didn’t attempt to impose rather presented the possible reasons that could convince the organizations to adopt Agile.

But no one knows the organization better than its key decision makers. If they don’t feel persuaded by those reasons, there’s no point following a trend or pursuing it half-heartedly. Continue reading →

6 Most Common Reasons You Should Adopt Agile in Your Organization (Part 1)

Welcome to the short series of articles explaining End to End process of adopting agile in a software organization.

It is not just about presenting the theory behind agile in a novel style. Rather, the intent is to focus on the entirely practical aspects of agile process adoption by any software organization.

What you will learn in this free ‘Agile Adoption’ Course:

  1. Reasons for Agile Adoption
  2. Is Agile feasible for you?
  3. Groundwork for successful Agile journey
  4. Cultivating Agile in your organization part 1 and part 2

Today, let’s start with part 1 – Reasons for Agile adoption. Continue reading →