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Ignition Guide to Creating a Software Quality Assurance Process for Agile Development

Published: 22 February 2017

ID: G00363939

Analyst(s): Quality Research Team


This guide includes documents that will help you evaluate the current state of quality assurance (QA) in Agile development, prioritize QA activities, and secure executive and team buy-in for the new QA process.

Table Of Contents



Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 1 of 3: Determine the Current State of QA in Agile


Step 2 of 3: Define the New QA Process for the Agile Environment


Step 3 of 3: Assist Agile Teams in Adopting the Process


Review Your Performance

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