The purpose of this article to share thoughts about software testing activities in the Scrum Agile framework. This article is divided in two main parts. The first part focuses on explaining the Scrum approach, who are the players, how are the plans transformed into actions, key ceremonies and what happens in a Scrum sprint. In the second part, I describe the software testing process followed in Scrum methodology and how it can be integrated within Scrum sprint.
“Tools and machines are great, but in the end, it is the people who matter. Putting together an effective automated test team requires lots of planning and skills.” This might the emblematic quote of this great book about software testing automation. The book groups case studies written each by a different author. Each case study is presented in the preface, so you can pick the story that you prefer, based on many criteria like application domain, tool type… or if the project was successful or not.
Bugs, issue, defect, there are many names to define the problems you have with software, either during the development phase or when the application is already in production. Bug tracking tools are an integrated part of a software quality and software testing strategy and there are many open source tools available.