Empirical Study of Test Driven Development with Scrum

  • Vikas Aggarwal
  • Anjali SinghalEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1046)


Now days, Agile development methodologies are becoming popular in various IT industries. This methodology is combination of different stages in repetitive and incremental manner. Its main focus is to increase the adaptability in process, which in turn increases customer satisfaction. There are various development frameworks in agile methodology like Scrum and Kanban. There is also another programming practice known as Test Driven Development. It starts with developing test for a feature, before its implementation. It is also known as test first programming. The main objective of this paper is to adopt an approach in which TDD can be merged with Scrum to add benefits of TDD in Scrum and also to provide a comprehensive review of this approach.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Central Research LabBELGhaziabadIndia
  2. 2.Inderprastha Engineering CollegeGhaziabadIndia

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