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machele
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Regression testing in Agile project
      #719328 - 11/05/12 02:04 PM

How are regression tests handled in Agile? Are they their own task within a Story?

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Richard_Hunter
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Re: Regression testing in Agile project [Re: machele]
      #719377 - 11/06/12 07:08 AM

I am afraid the answer is "it depends".

They way my previous shop did this was to identify all tests that are needed for a story, be it new, regression, manual or automated, and created a test case for each one, and linked them to the overall task for that story.

That is one way, but only the way that made sense to us rather than a 'best practice'.

I would say the goal is to list all the activity you are doing for a sprint, and record progress against it. How you do that is up to you

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Tony Davis
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Re: Regression testing in Agile project [Re: Richard_Hunter]
      #719385 - 11/06/12 08:19 AM

To continue with the "it depends" thought

We have multiple agile teams and the prevailing thought around regression testing is an activity sprint on its own.

We have 3-6 sprints where working functionality is delivered to QA in the sprint releases to work on automation of regression tests, and determination of the manual tests going forward.

After enough sprints are completed to provide enough business releasable functionality (due to impact to schedule around releases and not the functionality flushed out), it is sent to automation/regression teams for a sprint tracking around regression testing. This does not stop momentum in the main sprints as they can continue while a subset of the team, or a different team all together, performs the regression prior to release to production.

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