Selenium test automation teams already feel burdened with the responsibility of keeping the tools and scripts updated. Thus, as the number of Selenium automated tests for checking particular elements increases, the teams can become more and more overwhelmed with work.
In the case of a traditional waterfall framework, external teams handle the maintenance of test scripts. Thus, they relieve the developers from doing the same.
However, an agile framework eliminates the need for external teams. The agile methodology comprises a cross-functional team of developers and an agile tester. If a check fails, it’s the responsibility of the development team. They can build, perform automated browser testing, fix, and retest, in other words, experience the feedback cycle as a whole. The best part is that they don’t have to sit around waiting for input from some external team.
The resulting feedback cycle in agile companies is tighter than those with siloed development and testing teams. The agile tester is aware of what requires an update. They also know various bug fixes and what’s causing an issue. They can also question programmers about a change in the code that’s affecting the test. This way, test information becomes available immediately. Thus, you can easily act on it as soon as you receive it, instead of keeping the info in a queue.