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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.
Hybrid Security Analysis: Bridging the Gap between Inside-Out and Outside-In[presentation]
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With the rising adoption of the cloud and the mobile revolution, software security is more important and complex than ever. The efforts of developers and testers are frequently disconnected, wasting time and reducing effectiveness. Arthur Hicken describes how hybrid security analysis...

Arthur Hicken, Parasoft
Measurement and Metrics for Test Managers[presentation]
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To be most effective, test managers must develop and use metrics to help direct the testing effort and make informed recommendations about the software’s release readiness and associated risks. Because one important testing activity is to “measure” the quality of the software, test...

Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering
The 21st Century Needs Radical Management[presentation]
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Most management methods in use today have been around for more than fifty years. During that time, the work has changed dramatically and so have the types of workers. The new ways of working that have emerged do not align well with the old ways of managing. In the 21st century, management...

Bob Hartman, Agile For All
An Interview with Jim McCarthy: ADC-BSW 2013 Interview Series[presentation]
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Committed to covering the latest trends and approaches for anyone investigating or implementing agile development practices, processes, technologies, and leadership principles, Agile Development & Better Software Conference West offers their 2013 interview series. 

Jim McCarthy, McCarthy Technologies Inc.
The Leadership Tutorial: Improving Your Ability to Stand and Deliver[presentation]
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In this highly interactive tutorial, Andy Kaufman helps you wrestle with real-world leadership issues we all face—influencing without authority, motivating your team, and dealing with conflict. Explore the difference between leadership and management—and why it matters—and get a clear...

Keynote: The Art of Change: Influence Skills for Leaders[presentation]
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An organization’s ability to make improvement, whether for greater agility or other goals, involves two components—a technical component and a people component. The technical component is generally logical, linear, and relatively straightforward, and the technical change agents are...

Dale Emery, DHE
How to Jumpstart Enterprise Agile Adoption[presentation]
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Want to get a jumpstart on agile adoption in your organization? Begin by leveraging a roadmap that Intuit has used for rolling out enterprise agile to its business units. While there is no single way to bring enterprise agile into your organization, Alan Padula describes a model that has...

Alan Padula, Intuit
Find Requirements Defects to Build Better Software[presentation]
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Requirements defects are often the source of the majority of all software defects. Discovering and correcting a defect during testing is typically twenty-five times more expensive than correcting it during the requirements definition phase. Identifying and removing defects early in the...

John Terzakis, Intel
Scaling Agile with the Lessons of Lean Product Development Flow[presentation]
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While first generation agile methods have a solid track record at the team level, many agile transformations get stuck trying to expand throughout the organization. With a set of principles that can help improve software development quality and productivity, lean thinking provides a method...

Alan Shalloway, Net Objectives
An Interview with Dean Leffingwell: ADC-BSW 2013 Interview Series[presentation]
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Committed to covering the latest trends and approaches for anyone investigating or implementing agile development practices, processes, technologies, and leadership principles, Agile Development & Better Software Conference West offers their 2013 interview series. 

Dean Leffingwell, Leffingwell LLC
Quality Debt: Is Your Project Going Bankrupt?[presentation]
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Every decision made during the course of a project can affect the quality of the final product.  Compromises in functionality, design, or implementation invariably come with a cost, which must be paid. Without an adequate measure of the debt a product is carrying, no strategy to repay...

Jordan Setters, Planit Software Testing, Ltd.
Essential Test-Driven Development[presentation]
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Test-driven Development (TDD) is a powerful technique for combining software design, unit testing, and coding in a continuous process to increase reliability and produce better code design. Using the TDD approach, developers write programs in very short development cycles: first the...

Rob Myers, Agile Institute
Scrum for Global-Scale Development[presentation]
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A global development organization—in seven cities on three continents—has developers all using agile practices to develop complex applications. In addition to the common problems faced by distributed teams, they must deal with attrition rates in excess of 50 percent, possible loss of...

James Lynn, SUTO Consulting
Keynote: Know the Way, Show the Way, Go the Way: Scaling Agile Development[presentation]
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Tired of the claims that Scrum, XP, and kanban don’t scale beyond a few teams? Overwhelmed by management’s resistance to the organizational changes needed to really follow agile principles? Concerned with the lack of proven practices required to scale agile methods to the next level?

Dean Leffingwell, Leffingwell LLC

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