Agile with Test Driven Development (TDD)/BDD

I would like to share my new experience in Agile Development which follow the Test Driven Development model. Even after having longer experience in software testing always facing some new challenges when you adopt the new environment, new team and different approach of following development and testing life cycle. But new things always gives new challenges and new challenges always gives your opportunity to learn new things and make you more confident day by day.

In the Scrum team Product Owner, BA, QA, Dev will invovled

Approaches like TDD/BDD are used to understand the requirements clearly without any ambiguities and help to write tests in a way that makes code execution successful. These methods enable testers to think of solutions using a bottom up approach that helps prevention of defects in the later stages.This approach also helps clarify any ambiguities in the requirements early on in the software development lifecycle, before coding actually begins.With an increased level of understanding of the features and requirements, developers know what exactly needs to be coded, as also what needs to be included or excluded in the code, thereby preventing leakage of defects into the code in the later phases of development lifecycle.

However, it has been realized that implementation of TDD/BDD practices in the initially slowing down the software development process. but it helps in the maintenance of the code, increases the defect removal efficiency, and also reduces the time to market of the product. The TDD/BDD approach is also best suited for applications where the requirements undergo progressive elaboration. The frequently tested code has lesser defects and enables faster delivery of working software to the clients.

A seamless implementation of both approaches identifies defects early on in the SDLC process, reduce risks, and reduce cost of rework which is a significant cost in software development process. Requirement traceability is also enhanced when test cases are traced back to the requirements giving a picture of test coverage functionally.

Major Benefits

  • Reduce issues/surprises/incidents in the production
  • Help teams stay focused on Continuous Delivery
  • Help teams stay focused on Continuous Delivery

About samp79

Professional Automation Tester
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