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Agile QA Vs Regular QA

 
Vinayagam Kulandaivel
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Folks,

Agile QA - The more active QA

Regular QA - Comparatively less with agile QA

any thoughts?

Thanks & Regards
Vinayagam
 
James Shore
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Hi Vinayagam,

The opposite is actually true, in my experience. Many shops use manual regression testing, which is incredibly slow and expensive. Ratios of 1 tester to 2 developers, or even 1:1 or greater are common.

XP, in contrast, has automated regression tests that are created by the programmers. The regression testing burden is much smaller, which reduces the number of testers you need and also frees the testers up to contribute in more sophisticated ways. I've ratios of 1:4, 1:6, and lower.

See my post about how testers fit in and my post about staffing ratios for more.
 
Vinayagam Kulandaivel
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Hi Jim,

Thanks for the reference.

Vinayagam
 
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