03. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – Test Automation

Automate your testing effort, or better your test execution, is a must to get your testing done during the sprint. Automate your test execution shrinks the time needed to execute the tests, which leaves more time for the team to specify new test cases. On the other hand it also brings some inflexibility in your testing, you need to maintain the test automation code and update it when functionality change, which again cost time which the team better could use to specify and execute test cases. How to. So, there need some strategy what to automation and how to automate. The decision what test cases are candidate for automation depend on several decisions. For sure the regression set is a go... [More]

02. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – Regression Test Sets

Some teams rerun every test every sprint, this is time consuming and isn’t worth the effort. Having a clear understanding what tests to execute during regression testing raises the return of investment of this testing effort and gives more time to specify and execute test cases for the functionality implemented during the current sprint. How To. So, collecting a good regression set is important. There area lot of approaches how to get this regressions set, most of them are based on risk classifications and business value (see TIP 07. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – Risk and Business driven Tests). From “A good regression test is invaluable.” The principle is that from each test ... [More]

01. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint - The Team and Activities

Every Agile ALM presentation the same question is asked: How do I get testing done in a sprint? There isn’t a one solution/ practices/ to do/ how to fits all for this. So, I made a small list of tips you could do (or recommended to do, or must do… ), which can help to get testing done in a sprint.  Tip 1: Have testing knowledge in the team. Actually not a tip, it is a must. This is a kind of obvious but not common and I think the hardest thing to accomplish. It is: get testing knowledge available in your team. When you don't have it, you will fail. How to Now, it isn’t that easy to accomplish this collaboration. Test and dev are different, a nice quote from this ‘test’blog: ... [More]

Teams and TFS Groups in TFS11, the backlog, board and security settings.

Back to the ‘teams’ topic, it is new in TFS11 … (see below the previous posts about this topic) http://www.clemensreijnen.nl/post/2011/10/09/Teams-in-VS11.aspx http://www.clemensreijnen.nl/post/2011/10/10/Teams-in-Visual-Studio-11-feature-teams-and-backlogs.aspx http://www.clemensreijnen.nl/post/2011/10/12/Teams-in-Visual-Studio-11-CTP-the-Bug-Backlog.aspx Beside using the new team concept in TFS11, you also just can do it the ‘old’ way. Put all your team members in the different TFS Groups (readers, contributors, … ) and give them access to the team project. Just as you did the past decade. But, you have to understand what happens when you do it. You also can mix things, crea... [More]

TFS11 Scrum board update remaining work without opening the work item…

Very nice MSFT added the capability to update the remaining hours without having to open the work item. and even more nice it has some intelligence behind the drop down, because it populates the dropdown list with values in range.

TFS11 on Azure January 2012 update – request feedback

The latest update on TFS ( see: Team Foundation Service Planned Maintenance Tues Jan 17th ), fixed an issue with builds, they look stable again. And my Azure build service executes them happy. Now its time to expand this scenario with test controllers and test agents for automatic test execution and test environment provisioning.   But, I want to point to the new menu item ‘request feedback’ … it is the feature for getting early feedback about your product, for example during the sprint review. It is a really nice feature supported with a tool similar as the Test Professional, Test Runner.    More explained with a walkthrough for the dev preview can be found in... [More]

Deck: The agile cloud development scenario in 10 acts…

The presentation from last SDN event … about Hosted TFS   TFService 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.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Coded UI Test Automation Practices Deck

Had a great time in Munchen during the Microsoft Visual Studio ALM Days 2011, below the deck I used during my session. Coded UI - Test automation Practices from the Field View more presentations from Clemens Reijnen the \final notes slide\ is a scrolling screen… her are the topics keep it simple DRY start automating from the beginning developer and test engineer in same room don’t automate everything know what already have been verified run them always fail fast fail often learn as a team tools will help you code rules for better testability test automation in the same sprint start from scratch or tune your manual tests make cl... [More]

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Build Service on Azure connected with Hosted TFS Service on Azure.

Just because it is possible… and that it feels as a good solution. I created an Azure VM Role with a build service (VS11 CTP), configured against the Hosted TFS service.

For example when your team only exists of distributed team members with no central server it now can use the TFS service environment with a build without having to know where it lives. It just feels strange when you’re using a cloud based solution and you still have to install something on premise on a server.


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