Category Archives: Testing


Quality requirements, also known as non-functional requirements (NFRs), quality of service (QoS) or technical requirements, address issues such as reliability, availability, security, privacy, and many other quality issues.  The following diagram, which overviews architectural views and concerns, provides a great Read more…


We have recently published a new Inception process goal, Develop Initial Test Strategy.  The potential need for this goal was identified a little over a year ago by an organization that we were actively working with and since then we Read more…


A common question that we get from teams who are new to agile is whether you should assign points (sizes) to defects.  From a Disciplined Agile point of view we know that the answer will vary depending on the context Read more…


The majority of testing, and in simple situations all of it, is performed by an agile delivery team itself. This is because we strive to have cross-functional “whole teams” that have the capability and accountability to perform the activities of Read more…


by Danial Schwartz In Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), testing is so important we do it all the way through the lifecycle. One approach that your team will need to consider performing is recovery testing, which is used to see the Read more…


In addition to the general strategies described in a previous posting, there are several common development practices that support Disciplined DevOps: Canary tests.  A canary test is a small experiment where new functionality is deployed to a subset of end users so Read more…


One of the process goals that a disciplined agile team will want to address during construction is Accelerate Value Delivery.  Ideally, in each construction iteration a team will move closer to having a version of their solution that provides sufficient Read more…


Early in the lifecycle, during the Inception phase, disciplined agile teams will invest some time in initial requirements envisioning and initial architecture envisioning. One of the issues to be considered as part of requirements envisioning is to identify non-functional requirement Read more…

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