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Getting to WOW! Gathering User Feedback for Better Designs[presentation]

Today's users are savvier than ever-you can't hide poor design behind fancy features. A good user experience isn't optional anymore-it's mandatory.

Scott Plewes, Macadamian Technologies
Guiding Your Personal Life: "Plan-driven" or "Agile"[presentation]

Some interpreters of history believe that the Industrial Age could not have happened without coffee and tea.

Linda Rising, Independent Consultant
Integrating Security Testing into the QA Process[presentation]

Although organizations have vastly increased their efforts to secure operating systems and networks from attackers, most have neglected the security of their applications-making them the weakest link in their overall security chain.

Mike Hryekewicz, Standard Insurance Company
Creating a 'Digital Cockpit' for Software Delivery[presentation]

In many organizations, developing and delivering software has long been described as a "black box"-requests go in and many months later something comes out. But is it what was needed? Did it provide value to the organization?

Nicole Bryan, Borland Software Corporation
Successful Teams are TDD Teams[presentation]

Test-Driven Development (TDD) is the practice of writing a test before writing code that implements the tested behavior, thus finding defects earlier.

Rob Myers, Agile Institute
Agile, Lean, and the Project Management Office[presentation]

PMOs usually think they are out of business when agile rolls into town. But the reality is that the PMO can play a pivotal role in successful agile adoption in large organizations.

Jean Tabaka, Rally Software Development
Successful Software Management: Seventeen Lessons Learned[presentation]

Wouldn't it be nice to know what your staff is doing without looking like a micromanager? Have you wondered how to treat people fairly while still giving them what they need?

Johanna Rothman, Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.
Managing Software Debt[presentation]

In Scrum, the product backlog is used to prioritize feature implementation based on business value. The product owner manages the product backlog to direct implementation for the greatest possible business value.

Chris Sterling, SolutionsIQ
Learning to Learn: What You Didn't Learn in School and Why[presentation]

From taking our first steps and saying our first words, through kindergarten, grade school, and college, we are praised, rewarded, and judged on our ability to learn.

Dan North, ThoughtWorks Inc
Getting Started with Static Analysis[presentation]

Static analysis is a technique for finding defects in code without executing it. Static analysis tools are easy to use because no test cases or manual code reviews are needed.

Paul Anderson, GrammaTech, Inc.
Quality Metrics for Testers: Evaluating Our Products, Evaluting Ourselves[presentation]

As testers, we focus our efforts on measuring the quality of our organization's products.

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
The Many Styles of Pair Programming[presentation]

Joining an agile team can be very challenging-new programming styles, new coding standards, new check-in requirements, new leadership styles, and more.

Paul Julius, Willowbark Consulting
Becoming a Lean-Agile Enterprise[presentation]

Many companies have adopted agile by using Scrum on one or more of their projects. Unfortunately, they may be missing the point that agility should be aimed at the enterprise, not merely at the team.

Alan Shalloway, Net Objectives
Introducing Change, Avoiding Dysfunction[presentation]

Change can be painful, but staying stagnant can hurt even more. As a manager, how do you decide what should change and how do you know if your organization is ready?

Michael Mah, QSM Associates, Inc.
Demystifying Virtual Lab Management[presentation]

The benefits of a virtualized lab environment for development and test teams are compelling and quantifiable-rapid provisioning and tear down of environments, faster test cycles, and powerful new capabilities to resolve defects.

Ian Knox, Skytap Inc

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