Agile and Scrum Methodologies from a Testing/QA Perspective

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If you enjoy being involved in product decision making, helping to shape how a product looks and works, and working in a collaborative environment that encourages team work and peer to peer relationships with your development counterparts, you will enjoy working on an agile project. On the down side, agile software development can be a little bit intimating at the beginning. Agile is all about embracing and rapidly adapting to changes–which might be hard to accept at the beginning–plus there are new processes, and new communication styles in place, so you might feel a little reluctant about it. However, once you get into the dynamics of agile software development, it can be a very fun and empowering experience!

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Payilagam Chennai's picture

I have a question on Agile.  In the Planning meeting, if the Product Owner is absent all of a sudden, do we need to conduct the planning meeting without Product Owner or should wait for him.  Please answer

April 15, 2015 - 3:54am
sridhar bandha's picture

It depends actually. If your product owner has already prioritized all stories then all rest of team has to do is decide what all stories they can complete in that sprint. But then Product owner has to informed about the scope of the sprint (in terms of stories) and he should be fine with that. So my take if you have your stories prioritized then go ahead and decide based on priority and then later have a chat with Product owner get his feedback before actually starting the sprint.

May 4, 2015 - 9:48am
Sanat Sharma's picture

A real time scenario which I am facing now a days in Agile - Product owners are not interested in the product and wants to kill the products. But on the other side, there is a full fleshed Product backlog items list that can be implemented in the product.

There is a deadlock on this and Engineering team have spent 3 weeks (doing nothing) without even finalizing the release requirements to be implemented in the further release.

October 6, 2015 - 6:45am

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