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Making Numbers Count: Metrics That Matter: An Interview with Mike Trites[interview]
Podcast

In this interview, Mike Trites, a senior test consultant, talks about his upcoming presentation at STAREAST 2014, the future of metrics, the importance of improving the efficiency of your metrics, and even an interesting take on the old phrase that numbers never lie.

Cameron Philipp-Edmonds's picture Cameron Philipp-Edmonds
The Three Amigos Strategy of Developing User Stories[article]

Developing software correctly is a detail-oriented business. George Dinwiddie writes on how using the Three Amigos strategy can help you develop great user stories. Remember, the goal is to have the work done just in time for planning and development. It should be complete enough to avoid stoppages to build more understanding, but not so far in advance that the details get stale.

George Dinwiddie's picture George Dinwiddie
The Rules for Writing Maintainable Code[magazine]

We've all been burned working with software code that, if not designed for long-term maintainability, results in expensive support over a product's lifetime. Kaushal explores three approaches that provide guidelines to ensure that software is designed with maintainability in mind. If you're a software developer, read this!

Kaushal Amin's picture Kaushal Amin
How Depersonalizing Work and Managing Flow Can Humanize the Workplace[article]

Using metrics such as cumulative flow to monitor throughput and quantitative thinking may not seem very humanistic, but by depersonalizing the work being done, we can focus our energies on solving actual problems instead of conducting a daily witch-hunt and shaming people into high performance.

Adam Yuret's picture Adam Yuret
Navigating Your Agile Testing Transition: An Interview with Mary Thorn[interview]
Video

Mary Thorn sits down to talk about her presentation at STAREAST 2014, her affinity for agile testing methodologies, common problems facing teams transitioning to agile, her decision to become a ScrumMaster, and her testing background that spans automation and web-based systems.

Cameron Philipp-Edmonds's picture Cameron Philipp-Edmonds
Should QA Perform Unit Testing?[magazine]

In this FAQ column, Linda Hayes addresses the question: "Should QA Perform Unit Testng?"  Detailing why and who should perform unit testing to ensure the best possible outcome.

Linda Hayes's picture Linda Hayes
The Evolution of z/OS Development[article]

Kristin Cowhey explains how z/OS development has evolved throughout the years and what that means for developers and tech personnel. With legacy developers leaving the workforce, there’s a dire need to replace the knowledge in order to maintain the mainframe systems and applications that are still in use today. 

Kristin Cowhey's picture Kristin Cowhey
Writing in an Agile World[article]

Sarah Johnson explains the role of writing in an agile world and how to educate your team members. Remember, agile takes into account that each situation is unique, and you need to determine what makes the most sense for your particular Scrum team.

Sarah Johnson's picture Sarah Johnson
How Configuration Management Is Changing: An Interview with Joe Townsend[interview]
Video

Joe Townsend has been working in the configuration management field for fifteen years and is a regular contributor to CMCrossroads. In this interview, Joe discusses how configuration management has changed over the years, the trouble with tools, and trends in IT.

Jonathan Vanian's picture Jonathan Vanian
Do You See What I See?[presentation]
Slideshow

Managing a software project is challenging. Managers often need to deal with overwhelming amounts of data and detail but they must also be able to see the big picture at a glance...

Michael Bolton, DevelopSense
How Metrics Programs Can Destroy Your Soul[presentation]
Slideshow

Testers are often evaluated by metrics that don’t really quantify the value of their work. Metrics such as tests planned, tests executed, coverage achieved, and defects reported all...

Scott Barber, SmartBear
Become a Big Data Quality Hero[presentation]
Slideshow

Many believe that regression testing an application with minimal data is sufficient. However, the data testing methodology becomes far more complex with big data applications. Testing...

Jason Rauen, LexisNexis
A Guide to Cross-Browser Functional Testing[presentation]
Slideshow

The term “cross-browser functional testing” usually means some variation of automated or manual testing of a web-based application on different mobile or desktop browsers...

Malcolm Isaacs, HP
Test Automation for Mobile Applications: A Practical Guide[presentation]
Slideshow

The world of information technology is undergoing revolutionary changes. Advancements in mobile computing, fueled by mobile applications, are playing an important role in driving these...

Kunal Chauhan, QA InfoTech
Test Design Techniques in Exploratory Testing[presentation]
Slideshow

Not all testers are lucky enough to get a good foundation for their testing—detailed requirements and system specifications. That, combined with the harsh reality of not having...

Gitte Ottosen, Sogeti Denmark

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