Making Every Sprint Count

Agile Testing Services


Sixsentix Services Improve Testing Outcomes

Sixsentix customers follow many types of approaches including:

  • a. Classic Waterfall approach to testing
  • b. Software Agile Testing
  • c. In-House developed approaches which may be a hybrid or adapted approach to a. or b.

QA Visual Analytics & Dashboards Make Testing More Visible

Sixsentix helps all members of the testing team deliver the business value that is required by the customers at frequent intervals or sprints. With our QA visual analytics and dashboards, teams can work at a sustainable pace and deliver the requisite Quality on-time and with the most efficient use of resources. We leverage QACube, a QA software platform to dynamically deliver reporting and dashboards with every sprint.


What to Test? Structuring Business Requirements

One of the important aspects of high quality testing is to have structured requirements on which to base the test cases and to determine which tests lend themselves to automation, partial automation or manual testing. Testing of the System under Test along with End-to-End Software Testing of the User Interface and the integration of all of the systems can be complex and time-consuming. Sixsentix provides highly efficient and repeatable ways to reduce the risk of testing with advanced methodologies.


Quickly Adapt

The goals of Agile Testing are to minimize overall risk and enable the project to quickly adapt to changes. This involves software testing early and often in the sprints and catching high risk or critical errors as early as possible.


Supporting the Agile Process

Agile environments have 4 things in common:

1. Iterative & Incremental They typically break tasks into small increments with minimal planning and short time frames lasting from 1-4 weeks. Each iteration ends up with a working product that is demonstrated to the stakeholders. Here risk-based testing along with visualized reporting paves the way for what to test when in order to efficiently test where the risk is the greatest earlier in the process. This reduces costs considerably and helps to ensure that there are "no suprises" close to or after the GoLive.

2. Efficient with Face2Face Communications The business or customer representative meets with development to answer questions and consult with the team. Most organizations have many software initiatives taking place at the same time so it's imperative to be able to view the status of projects across software ALM tools, clusters, departments and geographies or across borders.

3. Short Feedback Loop & Adaptation Daily status meetings or stand-ups are brief sessions of what the team intends on working on each day, what was done and what the obstacles are. Having software devops reports that show the heartbeat of what is being worked on where, agile teams are enabled to get to the root source of the problem and unblock potential "long jams"

4. Software Quality Focus Specific approaches including risk-based testing, test automation, software testing methodology, test-driven development and other techniques serve to improve software quality and enhance agility as enterprises seek to keep pace with application changes.

Sixsentix can help!