test management

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How to do away with traditional Testing process

Scenario: I am working for a Product based company where schedule is very tight and we usually do not get much time between releases to create proper test cases, update and manage test suite, revisit the existing ones. Hence even though we have quite a large amount of TC repository, most of the testing goes adhoc and so are the defects, rendering those cases un-fruitful.
Following traditional testing process consumes lots of test execution time which affect quality.
Our process does not follow proper agile methodology or waterfall. Even though we have dates timelines, estimations from Dev, QA etc but 99% of times they tend to extend due to last minute change request (decision: upper management).
Overall, since we are not following any proper methodology, following traditional testing method of creating ground level cases with steps/ updating on test management tool/ executing and then following defect management etc takes a toll.

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