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Agile Vs. DevOps: What’s the difference?

In the IT business, one of the never-ending debate topics is – Agile vs. DevOps. However, both processes are completely different from each other; yet they still have some similarities. In this blog, let’s first have a quick look at defining agile and DevOps methodologies, their differences, and similarities. Defining Agile Agile methodology is a practice, which promotes continuous iteration ...

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Automation Testing for Agile teams | How to Make it Right

The world is witnessing the rise of Agile methodologies in software development. They require a new approach to software testing, which must well align with the nature of Agile, a fast-moving philosophy. Test automation was not born to serve Agile teams, however, it makes Agile testing- a crucial part of the Agile concept- achievable. This article shows all essentials for ...

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Ways to improve regression testing in agile

Regression testing is crucial for every release as it puts a check on overall application quality. As we all know in the agile model things are fast, releases are quick and regression can become a bottleneck. While agile offers numerous advantages by reducing ‘ship to market time’, it comes with its own challenges. For test engineers, this is particularly challenging ...

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Why embrace Agile Software Development – Key benefits of Agile Development to consider

Over the years, software development methodologies continued to evolve, and many new approaches have arrived out of the actual experiences of software developers and project managers. The shortcomings of the erstwhile waterfall methodology of development were too many. The Agile methodology was mainly developed to address these shortcomings.  Agile is an approach with several key advantages for software development projects. ...

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Surprise. I am no wizard. Agile nor Scrum.

I regularly get inquiries from people reaching out for instructions, assistance, or other forms of guidance to learn about Scrum, pass exams, become a trainer, or advance their career towards “Agile coach”. Surprise. I am no wizard. I do not have the magical powers that would be required. I really don’t want to go into people’s motivation to approach me ...

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Backchannel Discussions Might Create Serendipity

When Mark Kilby and I wrote From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams, we suggested teams add a text backchannel. Even when the backchannel is asynchronous, the information in it increases the value of all the team’s communication. The backchannel helps everyone see all the information. That helps all the team’s communication. Some of my clients have asked about organizing ...

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Agile Maturity vs Ability to Change

Several of my clients want to use some sort of maturity assessment for their agile transformations. Often, the maturity levels demand adherence to specific practices or processes. Some of those practices and processes work for my clients now. (I’m not so sure about others.) As my clients evolve, will what they do now continue to work in the future? How ...

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End-to-End Testing in Agile: All You Need to Know

Most applications today are designed with a service-oriented architecture structure. So the application is interconnected with many subsystems that can be outside of the application environment. If there’s a failure in any of the subsystems, it can cause the entire application to crash. So to make sure everything is working fine, we need to test the entire flow of an ...

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