The Agile approach for software development focuses on two key aspects of releasing software- quality and speed. It encourages collaboration, transparency, and responsiveness to feedback in an integrated team, facilitating rapid software development and testing efforts. Rigorous software testing is central to achieving the goal and ensuring the end product lies high on the quality scale.
How can an agile testing effort be evaluated? This is where metrics come in- they help assess the efficiency of agile testing. In traditional software development environments, metrics evaluate each department independently. This scenario drastically changes when working in an agile environment since the departments are no longer ‘siloed,’ and the development cycle is unified.
If teams don’t track test metrics, they can’t gain an insight into the problems related to the testing process. In this paper, we try to answer what agile software testing metrics should capture.