The NFR’s and technical requirements should be part of the user story. These can be added as constraints to the story or along with the definition of “done”. Most of these NFR’s can be tested with unit test framework or automated test scripts. Sometimes the process cannot be tested directly. Suppose software requires triple encryption of bank transactions or such things then it will be very difficult to check the state in between. You will have to test the results to verify the process. The ticket generation or the account balance after the transaction will give a correct picture. Performance testing can be integrated with Continuous integrations build or nightly builds.
The PDCA (Plan DO Check Act) cycle was made popular by Dr. W. Edwards Deming. This is a scientific cyclic process which can be used to improve the process (or product). This is cyclic in nature and usually time boxed. Plan This is the first stage of the process. During this step the team discusses the objectives, the process and the clear conditions of exit (conditions of acceptance). This stage sets the measurable and achievable goals for the team. DO Team works together to achieve the objective set in the planning phase. Team works with the set of agreed process. Check Once the implantation is done team regroups and verifies the output and compares it to the agreed conditions of acceptance decided during the planning phase. The deviation, if any, is noted down. ACT If any deviation in planned tasks is observed during the Check stage, a root cause analysis is conducted. Team brainstorms and identifies the changes required to prevent such deviations in future. Team also