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The Four Dimensions of Performance Improvement[presentation]
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Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a team dealt with unrealistic deadlines, impossible stakeholders, and demotivated testers, who had  no time to do things smarter and faster, just hammering away on the project “hamster wheel.” Then one day, as if heaven sent, a magical, but...

Marisa Müller, Micro to Mainframe (Pty) Ltd.
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
Agile Requirements Is Not an Oxymoron[presentation]
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Misconceptions abound about the way requirements fit—or don’t fit—into agile projects. Is “agile requirements” an oxymoron—two contradictory terms joined together? How is it possible for requirements to be agile? Do agile projects even need requirements? In reality, requirements are...

Paul Reed, EBG Consulting
An Interview with Michael Mah: 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. 

Michael Mah, QSM Associates Inc.
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
The Agile Tester’s Mindset[presentation]
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On traditional projects, testers usually join the project after coding has started—or even later when coding is almost finished. Testers have no role in advising the project team early regarding quality issues but focus only on finding defects. They become accustomed to this style of...

anet Gregory, DragonFire, Inc.
Agile Release Planning, Metrics, and Retrospectives[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.
Testing Cloud-Based Applications: What’s Different, What’s the Same[presentation]
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Cloud platforms are being rapidly adopted because of their beneficial properties including scalability, multi-tenancy, and self-managed functionality. As a result, more and more organizations are moving applications and services from traditional hosting to the cloud. This change in...

Bindu Laxminarayan, Rackspace
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.
An Interview with Dawn Haynes: 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. 

Dawn Haynes, PerfTestPlus Inc.
How to Survive the Coming Test Automation Zombie Apocalypse[presentation]
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Test automation is software development. To automate tests well, you have to have brains. Unfortunately, the very brains that make you good at your job also make you highly attractive to zombies. Like all zombies, test automation zombies are brainless, insatiable, and relentless.

Dale Emery, DHE
Six Free Ideas to Improve Agile Success[presentation]
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Free? Is anything free these days? Based on her experience working with organizational leaders and her research into what drives organizational performance, Pollyanna Pixton shares six ideas—and the keys to their effective implementation—to help assure the success of your agile teams.

Pollyanna Pixton, Accelinnova
Leading the Creation of an Agile Culture[presentation]
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Even today, to the detriment of agile success, most organizational cultures remain delivery date-driven—resulting in delivery teams that are not focused on creating value for the customer. So how can we redirect stakeholders, the business, and the project team to concentrate on delivering...

Pollyanna Pixton, Accelinnova
Keynote: Magnificence: Culture Hacking, the Common Platform, and the Coming Golden Era[presentation]
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A culture is the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that both describes and shapes a group. The unique challenges of creating software have demanded totally new types...

Jim McCarthy, McCarthy Technologies Inc.
Design Patterns Explained: From Analysis through Implementation[presentation]
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Alan Shalloway 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. Alan begins by describing...

Alan Shalloway, Net Objectives

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