This case is a very good example why manual penetration tests are valuable – the team achieved compromise without administrator access to the application, not using any known exploits or discovering injection/deserialization/other RCE flaws.
Building Test Architecture and Test Strategy in CRM project
The new development and testing strategy implementation in the financial project
In a management assessment the emphasis is mainly on leadership qualities. In this assessment the focus was on issues like independence, delegating and communication.
The most important factor that drives test automation is the short development cycle. Agile teams have only a few weeks to get a grasp of the requirement, make the code changes, and test the changes. If all testing were to be done manually, the time required would surpass the actual development time. Alternatively, testing would have to be hurried, thus compromising on quality.
The joint work of architects, developers, tester and managers made it possible to redesign the project in a short time (about 2 months), speed up the testing process several times and simplify the preparation of test data.