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The Essential Product Owner—Championing Successful Products: An Interview with Ellen Gottesdiener[interview]
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In this interview, Ellen Gottesdiener talks about her presentation at Agile Development Conference and Better Software Conference West 2014, the importance of having context for requirements, good ways to set value considerations for requirements, and the common mistakes of product owners.

Implementing DevOps in Large Complex Organizations: An Interview with Mike Baukes[interview]
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Mike Baukes talks about his definition of DevOps and why it's hard for organizations to get it right, common failues organizations experience when implementing DevOps, and the importance of visibility across the organization, and he even covers some of the great tools available today.

Jonathan Vanian's picture Jonathan Vanian
Is Software Configuration Management Technology Regressing?[magazine]

There are ever-growing ways to organize your project assets with public domain configuration management tools. There's a mistaken belief that these free software configuration management (SCM) alternatives can be just as powerful as leading commercial tools.

Joe Farah's picture Joe Farah
The Organization Must Change Before Going Agile: An Interview with John Holmes and David Nielson[interview]
Podcast

In this interview John Holmes and David Nielson talk about their upcoming presentation, what it takes for your organization to really go agile (and to stick with it), the role of technology in organizational changes, and the importance of marrying your agile and Scrum with change management.

Need to Learn More about the Work You’re Doing? Spike It![article]

How do you estimate work you've never done before? One proven method is to spike it: Timebox a little work, do some research—just enough to know how long it will take to finish the rest of the work—and then you can estimate the rest of the work. You don’t waste time, you can explore different avenues of how best to complete the task, and your team learns together.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Management Myth 29: I Can Concentrate on the Run[article]

Busy managers get used to making decisions on the fly. But, some decisions require more thought and consideration than others. Johanna offers some tips for knowing when you need to slow down, take a seat, and give a problem your undivided attention.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Avoiding the Prioritization Trap[magazine]

With incoming priorities being requested by just about everybody, how in the world can you and your team prioritize? Brandon shows you some innovative techniques that you can use to turn chaos into order.  One surprising approach is simply handling priorities on a first-in, first-out basis.

Brandon Carlson's picture Brandon Carlson
We Value Your Feedback - Editor's Note[magazine]

Better Software magazine editor Ken Whitaker introduces the May/June 2014 issue, highlighting the feature articles and detailing how readers can provide their feedback.

Ken Whitaker's picture Ken Whitaker
Accelerate Testing in Agile through a Shared Business Domain Language[presentation]
Slideshow

In agile projects, when the cycle from ideas to production shortens from months to hours, each software development activity—including testing—is impacted. Reaching this level of...

Laurent Py, Smartesting
The Art of Testing Transformation: Blending Technology with Cutting-Edge Processes[presentation]
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Technologies, testing processes, and the role of the tester have evolved significantly over the past several years. As testing professionals, it is critical that we evaluate and evolve...

Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA, Inc.
Top Practices for Successful Mobile Test Automation[presentation]
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Mobile apps bring a new set of challenges to testing—fast-paced development cycles with multiple releases per week, multiple app technologies and development platforms to support...

Fred Beringer, SOASTA
Leveraging Open Source Automation: A Selenium WebDriver Example[presentation]
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As online activities create more revenue than ever, organizations are turning to Selenium both to test their web applications and to reduce costs. Since Selenium is open source, there...

David Dang, Zenergy Technologies
Video: 42 Hundred Testers Under the Sea[presentation]
Video

This true story tells the tale of a company that’s dedicated to unleashing innovation by simplifying IT. But in order to bring these innovations to customers, many thousands of...

Mikael Fries and Mazen Arar, Oracle
Patterns of Automation: Simplify Your Test Code[presentation]
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Many organizations are introducing test automation only to discover it is more difficult than they anticipated. The fact is that good test automation requires good coding practices...

Jeff "Cheezy" Morgan, LeanDog
Mobile Testing in the Cloud[presentation]
Slideshow

Today, organizations are rapidly deploying mobile versions of their customer-facing and internal applications. With the prevalence of more agile-based approaches and the challenge of an...

Rachel Obstler, Keynote DeviceAnywhere

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