Continuous Testing: 6 Ways to Speed Up and Streamline Your QA Strategy
The new year is the perfect time to implement these improvements to your QA process by bringing in continuous testing and the benefits it offers.
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A new year likely means new goals, whether you want to ship features faster, boost quality or scale your team. Whatever your goals are, make sure to set your team up for success with the right QA strategy. Check out the complete run of our Continuous Testing webinar series on Brighttalk now for tips from testing experts on creating a more impactful QA strategy this year.
1. Take a Modular Approach to Testing
Even relatively small test suites are likely to recycle and reuse the same activity flows in multiple test cases. By using a system that allows you to create modular test cases, you'll be able to keep your suite up-to-date and accurate with drastically less management time. Watch this webinar on how modular testing helps improve the efficiency of your test suite over time to learn more.
2. Implement Version Control for QA
Version control is standard practice for development, but hasn't yet been widely adopted for QA. By using version control for software testing, your team will have better control over test cases and code quality. Get ahead of the curve and learn how to apply version control to your QA process.
3. Start Functional Testing Earlier
Don't hold back on functional testing. Teams that start writing tests as soon as a new feature is spec'd and begin running functional tests as early as possible benefit from shorter development cycles and fewer bugs in production. Learn how "shifting left" can be applied to functional testing to speed up development for your team.
4. Integrate Your Testing Workflow With Dev Tools
Fast-moving teams know that they must de-silo QA to keep up with the demands of fast-paced development cadences. Integrating QA with other critical development tools and processes helps streamline the testing and reduces the risk of anything slipping through the cracks. Check out this webinar to learn which development tools you should prioritize integrating into your QA process, and what a successfully integrated workflow looks like.
5. Rightsize Your QA Strategy to Your Quality Goals
It's common for teams to approach QA with a "test all the things" mentality, aiming for as many test cases as possible. Bloated test suites are hard to manage and can yield unreliable results, so they don't directly translate to better quality software. In this webinar, we discuss best practices for designing a QA strategy that fits your goals.
6. Find the Right Metrics to Measure Quality
Measuring the efficacy of your QA process helps your team celebrate successes and stay on track long-term. But many teams focus on the wrong measurements and, as a result, struggle to map their testing strategy to high-level business goals. In this webinar, learn the essential quality metrics that will ensure that your team can measure and communicate their progress effectively.
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