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While test management can also be used as a barrier for Agile teams, there is a range of test management advantages that can not be overlooked. This is particularly true for teams that wish to maximize their effectiveness and escape expensive setbacks.

Test management helps to prioritize better by improving performance and minimizing duplication in the testing phase while simultaneously reducing the time teams spent on issues after the software is shipped.

In an agile environment, here’s a closer look at the benefits of test management:

Deciding whether the product should be delivered

Test management helps you to assess consistency accurately and monitor improvement.

Historical trends will allow you to understand the effectiveness of your activities and to demonstrate the specific business value of your research efforts in return.

When making such a business decision, information such as test results over the past seven days and tests per need, as per priority, may be useful.

Enhancement of cooperation

The success of an Agile team is primarily based on multi-stakeholder collaboration. Test management ensures that the Dev and QA departments are all on the same page, as diverse testing assets are easy to navigate as and when necessary.

It serves to decrease the communication silos that occur between multiple departments and provides people with the same information anytime they need it.

Prioritization of your tests

In an agile system, testing many combinations and variants of tests is not a choice. That’s why it is critical for teams to prioritise testing for risky areas before bringing a product into the marketplace.

Finding dangerous places can be a simple process. 

Getting better manual test coverage

It is also difficult and inefficient to run a manual test across various data sets as it requires manually testing different sets of data for particular test measures. The task of iterating an ongoing manual test across a number of data sets can be made very simple by a test management process, thus expanding the coverage of current manual tests.

The avoidance in data replication

The duplication of information that usually exists when a silo manages requirements, tests, or faults can be minimised by a test management tool. It ensures that everybody, from industry experts to developers, critics, and QA administrators, has one viewpoint on the progress being made. It provides team members with an end-to-end view of requirements, assessments, and defects, ensuring that adequate coverage is possible.

It provides members of the team with an overall view of requirements, assessments, and defects, ensuring that adequate coverage is possible. It will become difficult to establish traceability between both the specifications and faults posed in communication as you compose more automated (GUI and API) checks, as well as manual tests over time.

Test management frameworks can simply guarantee that there are sufficient API and usable GUI test coverage for specifications.

Regulation with compliance

In the case of regulated businesses, such as medical instruments, a variety of test-related specifics are also expected to be recorded.

In such a case, a performance monitoring tool can be helpful as it can continuously preserve a log of this information for different tests performed at different periods.

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