In-Sprint Automation

In-sprint automation is critical in modern digital application development lifecycles as it enables QA teams to achieve scale with fewer risks and at a faster pace. In modern software development, testers work in compressed cycles and automate regression tests to save costs, time, and effort.

In-sprint test automation provides an ideal scenario wherein the entire process, from creation to software product implementation, happens in one sprint. Here, automation is utilized for end-to-end testing, including test case planning, creation, execution, and reporting, all in a single sprint.

In-sprint test automation fills the gap between development sprint and test automation by incorporating QA early in the life cycle. The process becomes smoother, and communication with the development team for the items in scope is highly efficient.

In-sprint automation adequately addresses some of the inherent issues of the more traditional one-step-behind test automation techniques by eliminating delays and making testing and test automation more consistent. In most software development projects, the Scrum Master divides work into sprints with a fixed time box during which all tasks for a deliverable are planned and executed. After each sprint, the target is to complete as many planned tasks as possible and develop a deliverable.

A recommended approach for considering a user story complete is when the corresponding feature that was being developed is tested and automated.

If you want to start (or) improve the In-Sprint automation efficiency, this whitepaper is for you. It presents a detailed view of In-Sprint automation, its importance in SDLC, the benefits a team can gain from it, and the execution process with a few best practices to overcome challenges.

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