Agile Methodology has been empowering testing programs to bring flexibility in the overall QA approach. When it comes to agile approach, the entire team gets responsible for the outcome. Testing teams and development teams work cohesively into units to evaluate the code and commit.
It leads to better communication, where both the tester and developer work together resolve bugs. Additionally, daily scrum sessions help in resolving issues quickly.
Testers work with developers on the same team, as a result, they get immediate feedback and then the developer is able to fix the bug, while the code is fresh on the list.
The time gap between coding and testing is less, so the developer will not have time to add new code, making it easier to find the bug.
Agile segments the teams into shorter sprints with a goal and small sets of features. So, the turnaround time is faster and there is possibility of adding new features during the process.
Agile works on user stories that have a business focus. When the focus is on the needs of the real users, it adds value and the process remains feedback-based.
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Agile is known for enhancing quality, as it works for projects that need constant innovation and where the goals are normally not set. This helps provide key business benefits, especially for the retail sector, where the applications are dynamic and change is the way of making things better for the end customers.
These are Gartner’s four retail key initiatives that work cohesively to determine the future of Digital Retail. These four factors in all possible ways encapsulate the overall challenges and opportunities surrounding the retail segment.
We did some industry analysis, spoke to our clients in the segment, studied some Analyst reports, and thus could gather what industry leaders and retail specialists consider as challenges for the Retail sector.
Data and Data management: The concern is, how can such large volumes get integrated and work synchronously for the retailers.
Accessibility! Retail experts have analyzed that retailers are struggling with ways to maximize inventory and ensure that the inventory is accessible at the right time and in the right volumes.
Technology adoption and investment: Various technologies and system upgrades are creating challenges for the IT departments, leading to confusion and a complete mayhem in terms of its acceptance.
Real time retail: Retail models keep changing and it is very much necessary to adopt them in order to determine growth. The idea is to offer holistic experience.
Empowering within: Whether it is online or offline, empowering the internal staff or store associates with the technology tool is absolutely important and remains an absolute challenge.
Point of Sale Security: How do we ensure that the data shared at PoS terminals is secure and cannot be misused for any malicious reasons? Ecommerce/M-commerce is getting popular, which is intensifying this scare.
Sustaining employee efficiency: Digital Transformation calls for exhaustive investments and human effort.