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ALM and agile testing

Posted in Software testing by testing in London on September 27, 2009

From Dr Dobbs

In an Agile environment, it’s helpful to think of the ALM process not at as sequential phases or steps, but rather as a series of short work increments, each including just enough analysis, design, development, testing, and deployment to deliver a bit of business value. The right processes and best practices are continuously discovered and improved.

In an Agile world, the traditional “phases” of ALM are much shorter and much more tightly dependent upon each other. The application of good engineering practice to all aspects of development, testing, build, deployment and release management is highly critical as this is what makes projects and systems reliable and predictable regardless of stage in the life cycle. It is also critical that your chosen ALM tool holistically supports good engineering practice across each of these areas.

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