Michelle Wu, Parametric Portfolio Associates
Victor La, Parametric Portfolio Associates
At the Agile Open Northwest conference in February this year, I conducted a session on quality assurance in an agile development team environment to share our experiences as QA in an agile development team. Since the feedback was pretty positive, I would like to present on a similar topic at the Pacific NW Software Quality Conference. I am hoping to share our experiences regarding the role a QA plays in the agile development team with a larger audience.
Our company has been using the Agile Development process for almost 10 years. Our QA team plays an important role in making the development process successful. During these 10 years, we have been experimenting with various processes and approaches to make our development process more efficient; some work well for us, some do not work at all, and some need to be modified to fit our needs. In this paper, I would like to discuss what role our QA team plays in different stages of the software development lifecycle. What are the challenges we have encountered and how we have resolved them?