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What’s Your Leadership IQ?[presentation]
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Have you ever needed a way to measure your leadership IQ? Or been in a performance review where the majority of time was spent discussing your need to improve as a leader? If you have ever wondered what your core leadership competencies are and how to build on and improve them...

Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA Inc.
Design for Testability: A Tutorial for Devs and Testers[presentation]
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Testability is the degree to which a system can be effectively and efficiently tested. This key software attribute indicates whether testing (and subsequent maintenance) will be easy and cheap—or difficult and expensive. In the worst case, a lack of testability means that some...

Peter Zimmerer, Siemens AG
The Leadership Tutorial: Improving Your Ability to Stand and Deliver[presentation]
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How do you compare the productivity and quality you achieve with agile practices with that of traditional waterfall projects? Join Michael Mah to learn about both agile and waterfall metrics and how these metrics behave in real projects. Learn how to use your own data to move from sketches...

Michael Mah, QSM Associates Inc.
An Introduction to SAFe: The Scaled Agile Framework[presentation]
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Many organizations have achieved agility at the team level only to be unable to achieve it across teams. The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) provides both a vision and method for how to achieve this. SAFe is the first documented framework that can be used to scale agile throughout...

Ken Pugh, Net Objectives
ADC-BSC EAST 2013 Keynote: Reading the Tea Leaves: Predicting a Project’s Future[presentation]
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Is a project’s fate preordained? Does a project’s past suggest its likely future? Can anything be done to influence that future when the current signs aren’t promising? Payson Hall has participated in and reviewed many projects during his thirty-year career in software development.

Payson Hall, Catalysis Group Inc.
Security Testing for Test Professionals[presentation]
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Your organization is doing well with functional, usability, and performance testing. However, you know that software security is a key part of software assurance and compliance strategy for protecting applications and critical data. Left undiscovered, security-related defects can wreak...

Jeff Payne, Coveros, Inc.
Usability Testing in a Nutshell[presentation]
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Because systems are now more complex and competition is extreme, testing for usability is critical for ensuring our products not only stand out from the crowd but even exceed our customer’s expectations. As testers, we often encounter requirements such as “The system must be user-friendly.”

Julie Gardiner, The Test People
Agile Project Failures: Root Causes and Corrective Actions[presentation]
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Agile initiatives always begin with the best of intentions—accelerate delivery, better meet customer needs, or improve software quality. Unfortunately, some agile projects do not deliver on these expectations. If you want help to ensure the success of your agile project or get an agile...

Jeff Payne, Coveros, Inc
Requirements Engineering: A Practicum[presentation]
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Identifying, documenting, and communicating software requirements are key to all successful IT projects. Common problems in requirements engineering are “How do we discover the real requirements?”, “How do we document requirements?”, and “How do user stories fit into requirements?”

Erik van Veenendaal, Improve IT Services BV
ADC-BSC EAST 2013 Keynote: Worse Is Better—For Better or for Worse[presentation]
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More than two decades ago, Richard P. Gabriel proposed the idea that “Worse Is Better” to explain why some things that are designed to be pure and perfect are eclipsed by solutions that are compromised and imperfect. This is not simply an observation that things should be better but are...

Kevlin Henney, Independent Consultant
Twelve Risks to Enterprise Software Projects—And What to Do about Them[presentation]
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Every large software project is unique—each with its own complex array of challenges. When projects get into trouble, however, they often exhibit similar patterns, and succumb to risks that could have been anticipated and prevented—or detected sooner and managed better. 

Payson Hall, Catalysis Group, Inc.
Design Patterns Explained: From Analysis through Implementation[presentation]
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Ken Pugh takes you beyond thinking of design patterns as “solutions to a problem in a context.” Patterns are really about handling variations in your problem domain while keeping code from becoming complex and difficult to maintain as the system evolves. Ken begins by describing the...

Ken Pugh, Net Objectives
Understanding and Managing Change[presentation]
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Has this happened to you? You try to implement a change in your organization and it fails. And, to make matters worse, you can't figure out why. It may be that your great idea didn't mesh well with your organization’s culture or a host of other reasons. Jennifer Bonine shares a toolkit to...

Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA, Inc.
The Role of the Agile Business Analyst[presentation]
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The business analyst (BA) role seems conspicuously absent from most agile methods. Does agile make the BA role obsolete? Certainly not! But how does a BA exploit the short cycle times and collaborative nature of agile methods? Drawing from the principles of lean product development flow...

Steve Adolph, WSA Consulting
Agile Program Management: Networks, Not Hierarchies[presentation]
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When you think of program management, do you think of big lumbering organizational beasts that add little value, and people demanding “When will you be done?” or “Can we add this feature before the desired release date?” Agile program management encourages small-world networks of...

Johanna Rothman, Rothman Consulting Group Inc.

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