How Agile Adoption Will Improve App Testing

How Agile Adoption Will Improve App Testing

How Agile Adoption Will Improve App TestingHow Agile Adoption Will Improve App Testing

As business user demand for high-functioning business apps grows rapidly, CIOs and their IT teams seek to incorporate more agile approaches into testing.

Essential ElementEssential Element

67% of the IT testing decision-makers surveyed said quality assurance (QA) and testing are very important or critical to their organization’s strategy.

Business-MindedBusiness-Minded

74% said they strive to understand business requirements when testing, and 65% said they seek to create a better customer experience.

Nimble ApproachNimble Approach

55% of the IT testing decision-makers said enabling the continuous delivery of change in their testing is a priority, and 53% seek to make their organization more agile.

Under the Gun, Part IUnder the Gun, Part I

76% said it’s critical to remove and/or eliminate defects and incidents while testing business apps, and 62% said it’s critical to release them on time.

Under the Gun, Part IIUnder the Gun, Part II

58% said it’s critical to validate use cases and requirements while testing business apps, and 55% said the same about minimizing testing costs.

Hands-OnHands-On

On average, the IT testing decision-makers said 54% of their organization’s functional testing is conducted manually.

Automated ResponseAutomated Response

47% said continuous delivery and agile adoption will result in testing automation accounting for the vast majority of all testing.

Evolving NeedsEvolving Needs

35% said continuous delivery and agile adoption will result in business and domain expertise being required for testers, and 31% said these changes will lead to the merging of QA and developer roles.

Top Test Evaluation ChallengesTop Test Evaluation Challenges

Need for more business-oriented reports: 40%,
Inability to understand test progress on the business process level: 39%,
Dashboards don’t summarize data as needed: 34%,
Difficulties in evaluating requirement-related defects: 34%,
Reports are too technical, with no analytics for business: 30%

Biggest Defect Management ChallengesBiggest Defect Management Challenges

Recreation of the defect: 44%
Duplicated defects reporting: 43%
Need to track defect lifecycle: 38%

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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