Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference East 2013

PRESENTATIONS

By
Tricia Broderick, Santeon Group

We’ve all heard of the evils that can result from organizational silos—bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and the “us vs. them” mentality. Perhaps you’ve been a victim. As Tricia Broderick repeatedly experienced value from busting individual project team silos, she naturally wanted to expand her...

By
Bill Wilder, Development Partners Software Corporation

With so many technologies branded as “cloud” products, it can be difficult to distinguish good technology from good marketing. The resulting confusion complicates the work of software development teams who are trying not only to architect software effectively but also trying to accelerate...

By
Ken Pugh, Net Objectives

Scrum has become very popular in agile development shops, but most organizations that adopt Scrum run into challenges when they expand beyond a few teams. Ken Paugh believes that you can overcome the challenging patterns of scaling Scrum by focusing on lean-flow.

By
Paul Fratellone, uTest

Companies often go to great lengths to collect metrics. However, even the most rigorously collected data tends to be ignored, despite the findings and potential for improving practices. Today, one metric that cannot be ignored is customer satisfaction. Customers are more than willing to...

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Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering

To be most effective, test managers must develop and use metrics to help direct the testing effort and make informed recommendations about the software’s release readiness and associated risks. Because one important testing activity is to “measure” the quality of the software...

By
Benny Paul, Cognizant Technology Solutions

The past few years have seen a rapid increase in business efficiency through Web-based applications. Unfortunately, a dramatic increase in the number of web application vulnerabilities has followed. Insecure web applications can be disastrous for mission critical businesses and users'...

By
John Lynch, Clashmore Software Solutions

Your organization is embracing agile. When it comes to adopting the process, your team seems to be doing all the right things. Yet deep down, something still doesn’t seem quite right. As their leader, it could be that you haven’t figured it out either. Perhaps your team is lacking some...

By
Janet Gregory, DragonFire Inc. & Matt Barcomb, odbox

A lot of talk goes on in agile about how collaboration among team members helps drive a shared responsibility for quality—and more. However, most teams don't do much more than just hold stand-up meetings and have programmers and testers sit together. Although these practices improve...

By
Howard Deiner, BigVisible Solutions

Many organizations struggle with transforming from the old-style specialized silos of skills into agile teams with generalized specialists. Without this pivot, we get sub-optimal agile/Scrum environments. Howard Deiner describes what can go wrong when integrating testers properly into an...

By
David Hussman, DevJam

Planning is a tool and, like all tools, can be used for good or ill. Too much planning can be wasteful; too little planning can breed chaos. Successful teams gravitate toward “just enough planning.” Building on his years of coaching XP, Scrum, kanban, and lean, David Hussman pragmatically...

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