Test Automation is Essential for Agile Development!
Icon provides consulting, training, and coaching in software development process, best practices, and automation. Our mission is to improve the performance of your Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) by providing the guidance and practical experience to allow you to successfully adopt modern software development practices. We develop short and long-term, practice-based improvement strategies that focus on improving the productivity and skill levels of your people.
Key Advantages of Icon "Test Automation Accelerator" Services
As an IBM Business Partner, Icon:
- Transitions YOU quickly and efficiently to take advantage to test automation
- Provides critical skills training and process tailoring to maximize your effectiveness
Continuous testing is indispensable to ensure quality within the iterative development style of Agile development teams. Without test automation, teams find it difficult or impossible to keep up with the ever-increasing scope of application functionality. Eventually testers become separated from the rest of the agile team as they struggle to complete testing for each build. Once those test professionals fall behind, the entire agile team loses the benefit of early testing. You need to have a test automation solution to maintain your velocity!
With test automation you:
- ENABLE test case development concurrent with requirement definition
- ENABLE side-by-side coding and testing
- ENABLE the whole team to contribute to testing
- ENABLE comprehensive and continuous automated regression testing
- ENABLE collaboration for acceptance-test driven development
- ENABLE integration with the newest Rational Jazz® tools, including RQM
- Assess current test automation capability and team automation skills
- Observe current test processes
- Review of test inputs and outputs
- Review current manual test cases
- Review automated test cases
- Get a deeper understanding of the need
- Facilitation of meetings to identify and resolve test automation considerations
- Recommendations for future state
- Insertion and customization of best practices
- Develop recommendations and gather consensus
- A roadmap for improvement in test automation
- Training to expand test team skills and knowledge on IBM's RFT (and RQM)
- We will work with team(s) to tailor training (if necessary)
- Guidance to ensure successful adoption of the new skills and best practices
- Leadership (doing, showing, helping) to maximize the benefits of RFT's functionality
- Mentoring to fully develop your test automation framework
- Ensure that skills learned in training can be applied to real work products
- A testing solution that will support testing each incremental delivery as well as regression testing
Icon looks forward to working with you to provide services and mentoring to implement a full test automation framework to support current and anticipated future test automation needs, including long-term on-site test automation and test case development if desired.