MTM Coded UI Test automation investment, when to use what.

All validation (test) activities cost money. So, every activity to test a system should be executed as efficient as possible (see also the ‘testing in sprint’ series on this blog). Adding automation to the execution of these validation saves execution time, which saves money. But, specifying, creating and maintaining these automation cost money. So, the hard question is where is the balance, where the break-even point of test automation. Not that easy to answer question but lets give it a try. All quadrants in the ‘Agile Testing quadrant’ have some kind of Visual Studio tool support (No automation with out tool support).   For the technology focused tests, the ROI of test automatio... [More]

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11. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint - The Customer Test Team

I don’t mean the acceptance test team, although many think and organize it as if it is the same. On a test conference a few weeks ago I heard the story of moving testing out of the sprint, or adding a specific test sprint after a development sprint. Both ‘worksrrounds’ I dislike, you lose the flexibility and feedback loop. It was something like the ‘IndependentParallelTesting’ story, also not my favorite solution. During the conference I posted a tweet, and got replies from Sander and Marcel. Lucky me I’m not alone (I like the last comment from Sander, the process just should support and embrace it, see: The most clear characteristic of the customer te... [More]

Sogeti Windows 8 Metro Application Demo

cross post from: Darren W Baker This video is a compilation of Windows 8 Metro Applications that Sogeti consultants are working on world wide. Sogeti was asked to put together a small video to be played at WPC 2012 during one of the Keynotes, and we are all very excited to see our hard work on the big screen.<<read more>> Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Test Automation Day Deck - Agile ALM - Getting testing done in a sprint

Below my presentation (demo’s will follow next week on my YouTube channel). Agile teams find it hard to get the testing effort in sync with the other development activities. Not only development tests are executed during sprints, all other kind of testing activities are part of done. This session will give guidance how Microsoft Visual Studio ALM tools can support agile teams. How to run sprints and get testing done in a sprint.   ALM - Getting Testing done in a Sprint View more presentations from Clemens Reijnen.   Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.s... [More]

10. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – the Definition of Done

Are we done? When this is unclear the team will do too less or too much. Both are bad. The Definition of Done helps to define when you are done, the same as a master test plan helps to define the test levels. A good definition of done specific for your team and project will definitely help knowing when you're ready and to get testing done in a sprint. Mainly because you know when you're done. Making a good definition of done is a trivial task and books are written about it. A good starting point are these posts: How Do We Know When We Are Done? Definition of Done: A Reference An Exercise for Defining Done for Scrum Teams What is Done? - A ... [More]

09. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – Test Tasks on the Board

It seems obvious that you need to have activities in the sprint for your testing activities. At least when you have something in your Definition Of Done what covers testing, like: Test Complete Integration tested done Functional testing done Regression testing done Performance testing done Acceptance testing done See: When there is totally no risk or business value in the system you are creating it can be that you don’t have to test it. (read: Risk and Business driven Tests), for all other systems… you need test tasks on the scrum board. I’ve seen multiple teams working with a scrum board wh... [More]

TMap 4 TFS WP7 App – Connect 2 TFS video explanation

For all the people who don’t own a windows phone and want to see how the TMap for TFS App works… see this video.

TMap for TFS Windows Phone 7 App available in the marketplace.

TMap (Test Management Approach) is a method for structured testing of software. An essential part of the method is the Life Cycle.         The TMap Life Cycle app describes the different phases of the TMap Life Cycle and has the capability to create TMap Test Tasks in your Team Foundation Server project. The TMap app also offers various downloads for checklists and templates supporting the TMap process. As well as the possibility to download books and papers.   TMap for TFS menu’s The TMap for TFS App has four main menu’s; TMap, TFS, Sogeti and Books. TMap is the entry point to the TMap Test Lifecycle. In this menu you can find the diffe... [More]

08. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – Write Logical Acceptance Tests

During release planning meeting. Capture acceptance criteria and immediately add the as logical test cases to the PBI. It will help the team to understand, clarify the discussion and more important for this topic, it helps testers be involved, and be important at the early stages of the software cycle. Within VS11 | TFS11 this is very easy to accomplish: add the PBI to the backlog. add logical test cases, from the backlog item work item. and only add the test case title. Start planning and execute the sprint open Microsoft Test Manager, add a test plan for the current sprint. Add the Backlog items as Requirement Suites to the plan and see th... [More]

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