Although SAFe® offers a lot of detailed descriptions, it is not very elaborate on how testing and quality practices fit in. This raises new challenges for testers, Q&A and test managers, test architects, test specialists and people in similar roles together with the entire organisation.
During an expert session industry leaders discussed quality measures and actions that test professionals could take in order to ensure quality when using SAFe® throughout the Software Development Life cycle (SDLC). The expert session was held at the 22nd Testing Retreat (2017, Hereford UK). The Testing Retreat is a peer-conference where leaders in the testing and quality profession share their experiences and insights.
In our e-Book we describe the outcome of this session, the guidance that SAFe® actually provides and make additional suggestions of how testers can contribute with their special knowledge and expertise.
During the testing retreat we had a brainstorm and put post-its on the SAFe® big-picture.
Key takeaways from the book are:
- Test and QA professionals can add value at all organisational levels in ways that are not described in SAFe®.
- Defining a quality strategy is key to handle typical issues with test and QA activities spanning multiple teams and even multiple Release Trains.
- Getting quality and testing anchored on Portfolio Level ensures that quality can be built-in from top to bottom
We are proud of the results and the contributions from various testing practitioners that enrich the book.
We thank EuroSTAR Conferences for publishing the book.
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