There are lots of methodologies and models that are used for software development and testing. As an experienced and modern-thinking software testing company, TestFort implements the most efficient and future-proof testing methodologies to allow our clients to choose the most suitable one for their testing needs.
Agile Methodology uses iteration approach. We implement Agile methodology to be able to respond and adapt smoothly to all changes that emerge during the software development and testing process. When using agile methodology, your software development process will be divided into numerous short cycles or iterations that help to minimize the risks.
As a result, your software development process will consist of several releases, each of which will be built on a previous version. Testing process is carried out for each release.
Agile methodology is based on the following principles:
- Face-to-face communication is a must.
- Response to changes is more important than strict compliance with a plan.
- Interactions between individuals are more important than processes and tools.
- Changes are always welcome.
Each iteration of the Agile Methodology involves all team members cooperating through a full software development cycle, including planning, requirement analysis, design, coding, testing etc.
The main criterion of agile efficiency is working software.
Scrum is the most popular and common Agile approach used specifically to manage software development process.
Scrum is an iterative Agile process which fosters flexibility and encourages team members to self-organize by everyday communication and cooperation.
As one of Agile methodologies, Scrum process aims at swift and effective responses to changes.
In Scrum methodology a sprint is the basic unit of software development. It is a fixed period of time during which a specific portion of work should be completed. It lasts from 1 to 4 weeks. Its exact duration and the amount of work it has to cover are identified before the sprint starts.
Each sprint starts with a planning meeting during which the tasks and goals are defined. Each sprint ends with a retrospective meeting during which the progress is discussed. Each sprint results in a completed portion of a product. If a big amount of work has to be done but you can’t do precise upfront planning and estimation, and you expect that many changes will be introduced into the requirements during the development process, Tesfort experts highly recommend you to go for the Scrum methodology.
Waterfall model consists of the following phases:
- Requirements analysis
These phases can be adjusted and changed in accordance with the approach that is used by a company or a customer. You can proceed to the next phase only when the previous phase is fully and successfully completed.
TestFort recommends using Waterfall model for large projects where sophisticated documentation is required.