Synopses & Reviews
These days, more and more software development projects are being carried out using agile methods like Scrum. Agile software development promises higher software quality, a shorter time to market, and improved focus on customer needs.
However, the transition to working within an agile methodology is not easy. Familiar processes and procedures change drastically. Software testing and software quality assurance have a crucial role in ensuring that a software development team, department, or company successfully implements long-term agile development methods and benefits from this framework.
This book discusses agile methodology from the perspective of software testing and software quality assurance management. Software development managers, project managers, and quality assurance managers will obtain tips and tricks on how to organize testing and assure quality so that agile projects maintain their impact. Professional certified testers and software quality assurance experts will learn how to work successfully within agile software teams and how best to integrate their expertise.
- Agile methodology and classic process models
- How to plan an agile project
- Unit tests and test first approach
- Integration testing and continuous integration
- System testing and test nonstop
- Quality management and quality assurance
Also included are five case studies from the manufacturing, online-trade, and software industry as well as test exercises for self-assessment.
This book covers the new ISTQB Syllabus for Agile Software Testing and is a relevant resource for all students and trainees worldwide who plan to undertake this ISTQB certification.
Linz describes the agile development process from the perspective oftesting and quality assurance, explaining how agile testing works, where traditional testing techniques are still necessary within theagile environment, and how to embed these in the agile approach. He writes for beginning software developers who are just starting towork with agile methodology and have recently introduced Scrum into a project or team, but suggests that those who already haveexperience in agile teams could use the book to expand their knowledge of testing and quality assurance as well. Distributed in the US by O'Reilly Media.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
About the Author
Tilo Linz has worked in the software quality assurance and testing field for more than 20 years. He is a founder and chairman of imbus AG, one of the leading service and product providers in this sector. In addition to his work at imbus, Linz focuses on vocational education and training opportunities for test experts. He helped initiate the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) and served as its president from 2002 to 2005. In 2002 he also founded the German Testing Board e.V. (GBT), where he was chairman on a voluntary basis until 2013. He is a co-author of Software Testing Practice:Test Management and four editions of Software Testing Foundations, and is the author of Testing in Scrum (to be released in 2014). He is ranked among the most renowned experts in the field of software testing.