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Applying the 7ps Framework to Testing in an Agile Environment

Posted by Tony Simms on 21/09/2021

How to Implement the 7PS Framework for Maximum Efficiency

If you are looking to find a way to capture the essence of what your testing within an agile project should look like, the 7P's of business approach can work really well. Not only can this approach help you to define the essence of your testing without being overly prescriptive, it has the added benefit that it can be used to involve all stakeholders, either in single or multiple sessions.

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Topics: Agile,, Software Testing, Testing Techniques

A Real-World intro to SAFe - Scaled Agile Framework - Part 3

Posted by Paul Raybould on 24/11/2020

Exploring the Benefits of the Real-World Intro to Safe - Scaled Agile Framework

Paul Raybould is back with the final section of 'A Real-World intro to SAFe - Scaled Agile Framework' series. 

Hello everyone!

Here’s the last part in my series on Scaled Agile Framework. In this last part, I cover a range of topics including Inspect and Adapt, Measuring Flow and other useful principles to consider. If you haven’t read the first two parts, do check out part 1 and part 2 before reading on.

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Topics: Agile,, Software Testing, DevOps and Testing

A Real-World intro to SAFe – Part 2

Posted by Paul Raybould on 29/09/2020

Recap: Understanding the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Welcome back to the second part of my blog series, exploring 'Real World SAFe'. This second part picks up from where Part 1 finished so if you haven’t read that yet I’d recommend doing so before reading on.

PI planning
So, we’ve completed our 4 Delivery sprints and we’ve got two days in our calendar for something called PI planning…and it’s offsite…and there’s names on the invite I don’t recognise?

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Topics: Agile,, Software Test Process, softwaretesting

A Real-World Intro to SAFe Agile – Scaled Agile Framework SAFe

Posted by Paul Raybould on 12/08/2020

What is SAFe Agile Framework?

SAFe is a scaling lean and agile framework (or agile manifesto) which combines various pieces of different agile practices, principles, methodologies and core competencies such as Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean Product Development, Lean Portfolio Management and DevOps.

Why use SAFe?

The Large Solution SAFe model of working is relevant to large organisations and numbers of agile teams with multiple development teams delivering highly complex solutions to complex systems.

Should everyone adopt SAFe?

Adopting SAFe in smaller team structures with few cross-team dependencies would negatively impact the agility of these teams and affect delivery & velocity.

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Topics: Agile,, Software Testing, DevOps and Testing, Digital Transformation

How UAT Might Fit Into Agile

Posted by The nFocus Team on 12/12/2019

The Possibilities & The Impact of UAT on Agile Performance

The Manifesto for Agile Software Development is based on twelve principles:

  1. Customer satisfaction by early and continuous delivery of valuable software
  2. Welcome changing requirements, even in late development
  3. Deliver working software frequently (weeks rather than months)
  4. Close, daily cooperation between business people and developers
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Topics: Agile,, Software Testing, User Acceptance Testing, UAT

Digital Transformation 5 - Top 5 Must Do's For Testing

Posted by The nFocus Team on 19/03/2019

Aligning Testing Strategies with Digital Transformation Goals

Unless you’ve been hibernating for the past couple of years then you’ll be fully aware that digital transformation and artificial intelligence are at the top of every IT Directors list of things to do. Companies today are facing a couple of big challenges, staying ahead and on top of new digital technologies as well as providing outstanding customer experience. To be clear, digital transformation is the process of using new or modified business models, processes and customer expectations to meet changing business and market requirements by use of new and advanced technology.

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Topics: Agile,, Software Testing, test automation, Quality Assurance, Digital Transformation

Agile Tester Roles & Responsibilities

Posted by The nFocus Team on 28/08/2018

It all starts with Quality

Testers do not just “do testing” in an Agile team and have many roles to play during the delivery of software. Testers are fully involved in the development lifecycle, meaning quality starts from day one. Although everyone in the team is responsible for quality, the test team tend to drive this and lead by example to promote good working practices, as well as being at the forefront when identifying product risks.

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Topics: Agile,, Software Testing

10 Great Agile Testing Interview Questions

Posted by The nFocus Team on 29/09/2016

Unlocking the Secrets of Agile Testing Interview Questions

Hiring a team that consists of qualified people that are well versed in Agile principles is extremely important for any software development team. But the task of interviewing and hiring good Agile testers often proves to be difficult. With that in mind, we've created a new white paper with 10 great questions you can ask when conducting interviews, and a guide to the kind of responses we would expect. You can download the full white paper here, with a sneak peak below. 

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Topics: Agile,, Agile Testing Interview Questions

Benefits of Agile – Managing a Marketing Team using Scrum

Posted by Ryan James on 2/09/2016

Agile Strategies for Managing a Marketing Team with Scrum

As a multi-award winning software testing consultancy, nFocus live and breathe Agile. So much so that we decided to run our Marketing Team using Scrum. If you're interesting in learning about the benefits of adopting Agile from a testing perspective, check out this white paper instead. 

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Topics: Agile,, Scrum, Testing, Agile Test Strategy, Benefits of Agile

The Quality Challenges with Agile and Scrum

Posted by Ryan James on 21/07/2016

Agile Test Strategy

In today's post I thought it would be useful to consider Agile Test Strategy and the quality challenges associated with implementing Agile and Scrum. If you have time, we would also recommend taking a read of the white paper - The quality challenges associated with implementing Agile and Scrum

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Topics: Agile,, Agile Test Strategy

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