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Making Your Test Automation Transparent[presentation]
Slideshow

Business analysts, developers, and testers are sometimes not on the same page when it comes to test automation. When there is no transparency in test cases, execution, coverage, and data, review of automation by all stakeholders is difficult. Making automation scripts easily readable and...

Subodh Parulekar, AFour Technologies, Inc.
Executives’ Influence on Agile: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: An Interview with Steve Davi[interview]
Video

In this interview, Steve Davi talks about how executives can actually harm a company's agile transition. He covers how executives can and should take on a different role when agile is being adopted, and explains how employees can help the executive get engaged in the right way. 

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
Leveraging Automated Testing to Improve Product Quality[magazine]

Improving product quality is often a very difficult task for even the best software development organizations. Rajini says the additional benefits of automation include benchmarking, code scanning analysis, end-to-end test cases, and compatibility validation.

Rajini Padmanaban's picture Rajini Padmanaban
Overcoming Resistance to an Agile Process Rollout[article]

Many engineering leaders and agile coaches believe that transitioning to agile is simply a matter of process training and expert advice. But frequently, it means that deeply ingrained habits need to be changed. This article identifies eight steps that address the wider organizational shifts implied by agile and will help create buy-in from your team.

Jonathan Levene's picture Jonathan Levene
Bringing Quality into DevOps [magazine]

DevOps is represented by a set of principles and practices that help improve communication and collaboration between development and operations. Bob Aiello and Leslie Sachs have put together a great introduction showing how quality assurance needs to commence at the very start of a DevOps project.

Bob  Aiello's picture Bob Aiello Leslie Sachs
Mob Programming: A Whole Team Approach[article]

Mob programming is a software development approach where the whole team works on the same thing at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer. Collaborating like this can have great benefits for everyone involved. Here, Woody Zuill details some practices his team uses to make this collaboration work for them.

Woody Zuill's picture Woody Zuill
Test Automation in Agile: A Successful Implementation: An Interview with Melissa Tondi[interview]
Podcast

In this interview, ProtoTest vice president Melissa Tondi talks about why teams need to use both manual and automated testing. She explains the silver-bullet tool that often fails for companies, as well as how and when to use automation in an agile framework. 

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
Making Agile Work—with Eleven Product Owners: An Interview with Neal Huffman[interview]
Video

Neal Huffman speaks about his upcoming presentation at Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference East 2014, covers what peaks and valleys can be expected when making the agile transition, and tells you how to know when you and your company have finally become agile.

Cameron Philipp-Edmonds's picture Cameron Philipp-Edmonds
Monetization 2.0: The Evolution of Software Licensing [magazine]

The cloud and the rapid migration to mobile devices and the Internet of Things have made traditional software licensing schemes obsolete. Omkar describes new software monetization based on business, pricing models, and usage.

Omkarnath Munipalle's picture Omkarnath Munipalle
Slipping into ScrumBut[article]

ScrumMasters don't like to talk about their own troubles or failures, even though they say it’s good to fail. They don’t like to admit it happens to them, too. Sometimes it just creeps up. If you've started relaxing your Scrum principles and feel yourself slipping into ScrumBut, take hope: You and your team can recommit.

Natalie Warnert's picture Natalie Warnert
Why Agile Fails in Large Enterprises—and What to Do about It: An Interview with Mike Cottmeyer[interview]
Podcast

In this interview, LeadingAgile president and CEO, Mike Cottmeyer, discusses how agile can fail in large enterprises. He explains why big businesses struggle to make the transition, as well as details the most common challenges people face when moving to agile. 

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
Never Send a Human to Do a Machine's Job: An Interview with Steve Povilaitis[interview]

In this interview, Steve Povilaitis of LeadingAgile talks about some best practices surrounding continuous delivery, how the movie The Matrix sparked the idea behind his upcoming presentation, and why famous boxer Mike Tyson can be considered a follower of the agile mindset.

Cameron Philipp-Edmonds's picture Cameron Philipp-Edmonds
The Curious Case of Waterfall Sprints[magazine]

It isn't unusual for a project team to believe that adopting a mix of waterfall and Scrum can deliver the best of both worlds. According to Steve, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, Steve retraces a real project that quickly disintegrated into an absolute disaster.

Steven Zachary's picture Steven Zachary
Why Communication Is Key to the Agile Process[article]

We should all be much more active about improving our communication skills to be better at our jobs, but also (and more importantly) to make the most of the people around us. Whether you’re giving or receiving information verbally or through writing, no matter what your job is, communication is key.

Emma Armstrong's picture Emma Armstrong
Management Myth 33: We Need a Quick Fix or a Silver Bullet[article]

A new approach to projects or a new tool is not a quick fix or a silver bullet. Too often, you have ingrained, systemic problems that require a cultural change. That doesn’t mean a new approach or a new tool won’t help. It can. But you also need to adjust the environment that caused the problems in the first place.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman

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