Traditional Testing Vs Agile

[Me]:- Guruji, there has been a lot of talks in the industry now on agile testing. Can you tell me what’s the difference between the traditional models of testing Vs the Agile model?

[Guruji]:- “Agile” is the buzzword that’s doing rounds now a day. But its more than buzzword – The agile methods has become an umbrella term for a collection of methodologies that increase agility, including Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum, Crystal, and Lean Development.

Agile teams test early, often, and relentlessly. Many Agile teams perform extensive unit testing and collaborate with users on creating automated acceptance tests. Some teams even write automated unit tests before writing the code those tests will exercise.

To know the differences,


Traditional Wisdom

Agile Perspective

Strict change management

Change is inevitable.

Comprehensive documentation

Working software is more important. And

face-to-face communication is better


Up front planning

Plan to the next iteration.

Formal entrance and exit criteria with


Collaborate, don’t hand off.

Comprehensive system-level regression


Detect defects earlier with automated unit

tests and continuous integration.


Vinay Jagtap

A hard core Technocrat with over a decade of extensive experience in heading complex test projects coupled with real time experience of project management and thought leadership. Extensive experience in Performance, Security and Automation Testing and development of automation frameworks and ability to setup and execute Global service centers and Center of Excellences for testing.

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