Starting an Automated Regression Testing with Agile methodologies?
“Is it possible to use Agile methodologies in Automated Regression Testing?”,
“Can traditional tools be used”?
“How efficient open-source testing tools are?”
“What are the challenges of implementing regression test automation in Agile Environment”.
In this article, let us analyze some of the key challenges faced while implementing Regression Test Automation with Agile methodologies. Automated regression testing in the Agile environment stands a risk of becoming chaotic, unstructured and uncontrolled.
Agile Projects have their own challenges with respect to test automation. Vague project scope, numerous iterations, negligible documentation and early & frequent Automation requests mandate a lot of challenges to the Test Automation Team.
If all these challenges are addressed in a well-optimized manner, then Automated Regression Testing in the Agile environment is an excellent opportunity for QA to take leadership of the agile processes. It is better placed to bridge the gap between users and developers, understand both what is required, how it can be achieved and how it can be assured prior to deployment. Automation practice should have a vested interest in both the how and the result, as well as continuing to assure that the whole evolving system meets business objectives and is fit for purpose.