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Posted by Diego Lo Giudice on June 28, 2013
I just finished my new report on the Agile testing tools landscape. I’ll point Forrester readers to it as soon as it publishes. But there are few things that have struck me since I took over the software quality and testing research coverage at Forrester and which I would like to share with you in this preview of my findings of the testing tools landscape doc.
My research focus area was initially on software development life cycles (SDLCs) with a main focus on Agile and Lean. In fact, my main contribution in the past 12 months has been to the Forrester Agile and Lean playbook, where all my testing research has also focused. Among other reasons, I took the testing research area because testing was becoming more and more a discipline for software developers. So it all made sense for me to extend my software development research focus with testing. But I was not sure how deep testing was really going to integrate with development. My concern was that I’d have to spend too much time on the traditional testing standards, processes, and practices and little on new and more advanced development and testing practices. After 12 months, I am happy to say that it was the right bet! My published recent research shows the shift testing is making, and so does the testing tool landscape document, and here is why:
I'll stop here. You will read Part 2 of this blog once my research, “Navigating The Agile Testing Vendor Landscape,” publishes, and will add some more takeaways from my research. I’m also completing the “Agile metrics that count” research and will be blogging about that too. BTW, the “agile metrics that count” doc will complete our Agile and Lean playbook!
I’d love to talk to folks or hear from those that are having a good or bad experience with service virtualization tools in Agile contexts.
As always, your comments are welcome!
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