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From Curmudgeon to Kanban[magazine]

It didn't take long for Stacia Viscardi to realize that as effective as agile can be, a plan-driven mindset may not be the best approach for every project or every team. Breaking the rules and embracing whatever it takes to motivate the team to get a project to doneness—and delighting the customer along the way—is a much better approach, even if it means breaking away from fixed iterations.

Stacia Viscardi's picture Stacia Viscardi
The Case for #NoEstimates[article]

The #NoEstimates movement isn't really about no estimates. It’s about working in a sufficiently agile way that you don’t need estimates. When you break down your work into smaller chunks, you provide more value by delivering working product than you do by estimating. What would it take for you to work that way?

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Scaling DevOps at the Enterprise Level[magazine]

DevOps for the enterprise is the set of activities that support development and testing being managed within a framework for delivering the software into a stable production environment. Kim Megahee believes that DevOps can be successfully deployed with the adoption of Akaizen.

Kim Megahee's picture Kim Megahee
How Do Your Estimates Provide Value?[article]

If you are agile, you might spend some time estimating. If you’re using Scrum, you estimate what you can do in an iteration so you can meet your “commitment.” But estimation is a problem for many agile projects. The larger the effort, the more difficult it is to estimate. You can’t depend on ideal days. Do your estimates provide value? To whom?

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Mobile Performance Testing Crash Course[presentation]

With more and more web traffic coming from mobile devices, performance on tablets and smartphones has a profound impact on user experience and, ultimately, your company’s bottom line. Dustin Whittle shares the latest performance testing tools and insights for web developers. Dustin...

Dustin Whittle, AppDynamics
Mobile Application Dev and QA Testing with Simulated Environments[presentation]

Do you know that 63 percent of your users would be less likely to do business with you if they experience problems with your mobile application? To ensure top-notch user experience, you need to conduct thorough testing on unpredictable network conditions—even if testing components...

Wayne Ariola, Parasoft
A DevOps Approach for Building 100 iOS Apps[presentation]

Apple and IBM forged a global partnership to transform enterprise mobility, which includes delivering 100 applications built exclusively for iOS devices. There are myriad challenges involved in producing that many mobile apps quickly—and with excellent user experience and quality. The team...

Leigh Williamson, IBM
The Perfect Storm: Mobile Application Quality[presentation]

Mobile applications are fraught with risk. The unique, portable nature and multiple uses of mobile devices bring a wide variety of critical quality properties into play: reliability, usability, security, availability, and maintainability. Allocating the effort to identify and ensure these...

Jeffery Payne, Coveros, Inc.
Software Attacks for Embedded, Mobile, and Internet of Things[presentation]

In the world of embedded systems, mission-critical mobile apps, and the Internet of Things (IoT), developers and testers must do more than just look for feature bugs. To find potential failures and serious security errors, their arsenal should include attack-based exploratory testing. In...

Jon Hagar, Independent Consultant
Wearables and Contactless Technology—for Payment Processing and Much More[presentation]

The emergence of wearable devices like Google Glass, Apple Watch, and many others—combined with contactless technology such as near field communications—are being combined in new applications for payment processing, banking, and much more. Adopting wearables for contactless...

David Meyer, FIS Mobile
Mobile Testing Trends and Innovations[presentation]

As organizations implement their mobile strategy, testing teams must support new technologies—while still maintaining existing systems. Melissa Tondi describes the major trends and innovations in mobile technology, usage patterns, tools, and test equipment that you should consider when...

Melissa Tondi, Denver Automation and Quality Engineering
Thought: The Future of Mobile and Embedded Application Input[presentation]

Control of complex machines by human thought has been a mainstay of science fiction writing and films for years. In the movie Firefox, Clint Eastwood steals a highly advanced Russian fighter jet that is controlled by the pilot’s thoughts. But real devices are now appearing that purport to...

Jim McKeeth, Embarcadero Technologies
Real-Time Contextual and Social Relevance in Mobile[presentation]

Personalized mobile user experience is a hot topic today because a smarter app will delight users, keep them coming back, and make your business stand out from the crowd. The extreme version of personalization is real-time contextual and social relevance. According to Jason Arbon...

Jason Arbon,
Windows Azure: Connecting the Dots for a Mobile Workforce[presentation]

We live in a mobile bring-your-own-device kind of world with a proliferation of devices—smart phones, tablets, and UltraBooks running iOS, Android, and Windows. People are working in online and offline modes, and moving from device to device. How do you build applications that provide...

Mike Benkovich, Imagine Technologies, Inc.
The Coming Avalanche of Wearable Mobile Apps[presentation]

For better or for worse—like it or not—mobile wearables are already changing our lives. Mobile wearable devices form a new generation of personalized technology that knows us better than our closest friends do. How many of your friends know how far you walked or what you ate? The challenge...

Philip Lew, XBOSoft


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