Supporting agile teams with a test analytics platform : a case study

Liechti, Olivier (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Pasquier, Jacques (Fribourg University, Fribourg, Switzerland) ; Reis, Rodney (Avalia System, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland)

Continuous improvement, feedback mechanisms and automated testing are cornerstones of agile methods. We introduce the concept of test analytics, which brings these three practices together. We illustrate the concept with an industrial case study and describe the experiments run by a team who had set a goal for itself to get better at testing. Beyond technical aspects, we explain how these experiments have changed the mindset and the behaviour of the team members. We then present an open source test analytics platform, later developed to share the positive learnings with the community. We describe the platform features and architecture and explain how it can be easily put to use. Before the conclusions, we explain how test analytics fits in the broader context of software analytics and present our ideas for future work.


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Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEIG-VD
Institute:
IICT - Institut des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication
Publisher:
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 20-21 May 2017
Date:
2017-05
Buenos Aires, Argentina
20-21 May 2017
Pagination:
7 p.
Published in:
Proceedings of 2017 IEEE/ACM 12th International Workshop on Automation of Software Testing (AST), 20-21 May 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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978-1-5386-1548-5
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