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Title: Redefining the Role of Testers in Organisational Transition to Agile Methodologies
Authors: Čaušević, Adnan
Sajeev, A.S.M.
Punnekkat, Sasikumar
Keywords: Agile processes
Process transition
Role of Testers
Quality Assurance
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Demetra EOOD
Citation: Čaušević, Adnan, Sajeev, A.S.M., Punnekkat, Sasikumar (2009), Redefining the Role of Testers in Organisational Transition to Agile Methodologies, Proceedings of International Conference on SOFTWARE, SERVICES & SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES, October 28-29, 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria, ISBN 978-954-9526-62-2, p. 144
Abstract: Many challenges confront companies when they change their current software development process to an agile development methodology. Those challenges could be rather difficult but one that requires considerable attention is the integration of testing with development. This is because in heavyweight processes, as in the traditional waterfall approach, testing is a phase often conducted by testers as part of a quality assurance team towards the end of the development cycle whereas in the agile methodology testing is part of a continuous development activity with no specific “tester” role defined. In this paper we consider several options for testers when an organisation transit to agile methodology, and propose a new project mentor role for them. This role aims to utilize the knowledge that testers already have in both the business domain and the development technology together with their expertise in quality practices. This role will enhance the stature of testers as well as enable the company to effectively deploy the testers in the new environment. Motivations and benefits for this role are presented in this paper together with our plan for evaluation of this proposal.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10506/669
ISBN: 978-954-9526-62-2
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