Optimising Manual Test Scripts For An Agile Environment - Matt Archer

About This Course

As organisations move to a leaner way of working it’s not uncommon for teams to blend both traditional and agile practices to create their own unique software delivery pipeline. From a software testing perspective, this can sometimes mean continuing to use manual test scripts.

This bringing together of new and old is often accompanied by a fresh set of challenges and risks. For many teams, gone are the days when hours or even days can be spent creating and maintaining manual test scripts. The pace of agile software delivery will rarely tolerate it.

And here lies the problem. If it is the desire of your organisation or team to use manual test scripts, how can you do so in a way that is compatible with the values and pace of agile software delivery?

This online video course explores how this incompatibility risk can be minimised by challenging you to think about what information is included in your manual test scripts, the language used to describe that information and whether a manual test script is the right location for this information.

What You'll Learn:

In this course you will learn how to

  • Highlights the risks associated with test scripts allowing you to evaluate whether these risks are likely to become a reality for you and your project team
  • Apply the YAGNI principle is applicable to software testers and how to apply this principle to removing the unnecessary information from your test scripts
  • Refactor duplicate steps in your test scripts into a single common location
  • Optimise your test scripts by merging and generalising less important steps while identifying more important steps, allowing you and others in your team to quickly understand the purpose of your tests

Who's This Course For:

Agile testers looking to update legacy test cases into a more agile based context



Meet the Instructor

Matthew Archer

Matthew Archer

Course At A Glance

Level - Beginner
Duration - 30 minutes
Lessons - 6
Type - Self-Paced
Topics - Test Cases, Agile
First Published - November 2018
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