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A UX Strategy for Persona Research[presentation]

Research into your users’ personas can provide deep insights into their needs and validate your product design. This research doesn’t have to take months; it can often be done in two weeks, during sprint 0. Unfortunately, many companies using agile methods don’t invest in personas and a...

Nellie LeMonier, Perforce Software, Inc.
An Interview with Sanjiv Augustine: ADC-BSW 2013 Interview Series[presentation]

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. 

Sanjiv Augustine, LitheSpeed
Non-Pathological Software Metrics[presentation]

As semi-scientific software professionals, we like the idea of measuring our work. In some cases, our bosses like the idea much more than we do. Yet, meaningful software development metrics are notoriously challenging to define, and many people have given up trying because metrics often...

Stephen Frein, Comcast
Eight Steps to Kanban[presentation]

Because transitioning to agile can be difficult—and often wrenching—for teams, many organizations are turning to kanban practices. Kanban, which involves just-in-time software delivery, offers a more gradual evolution to agile and is adaptable to many company cultures and environments.

Alan Shalloway, Net Objectives
Lean Management: Lessons from the Field[presentation]

Agile development methods such as Scrum, XP, and kanban have achieved notable success in improving speed to value, reducing waste, and raising customer and team satisfaction. Successful practitioners worldwide have cut development times, improved product quality, and reduced development cost.

Sanjiv Augustine, LitheSpeed
The Evolution of Agile: Dealing with the Growing Pains[presentation]

Agile development has evolved into a lifecycle that not only affects the IT department but the overall business as well. Forward-thinking enterprises recognize this and benefit from the software efficiency that agile development delivers. Through real-world examples, Jonathan Thorpe...

Jonathan Thorpe, Serena Software
Twelve Heuristics for Solving Tough Problems Faster and Better[presentation]

As infants, we begin our lives as problem-solving machines, learning to navigate a strange and complex world in which others communicate in ways we don’t understand. Initially, we hone our problem-solving talents. Then many of us find our explorations thwarted and eventually stop using...

Payson Hall , Catalysis Group Inc.
Enhancing Developer Productivity with Code Forensics[presentation]

Imagine an engineering system that could evaluate developer performance, recognize rushed check-ins, and use that data to speed up development. “Congratulations Jane. You know this code well. No check-in test gate for you.”  Anthony Voellm shares how behavioral analysis and developer...

Anthony Voellm, Google, Inc.
Continuous Delivery: Rapid and Reliable Releases with DevOps Practices[presentation]

DevOps is an emerging set of principles, methods, and practices that empower teams and organizations to rapidly deploy systems and application updates while maintaining—and even improving—quality. By lowering barriers between development, testing, and operations, DevOps practices can add...

Bob Aiello, CM Best Practices Consulting
Agile Development in a Regulated Environment[presentation]

There is no doubt that agile is an accepted development methodology. However, if you work in a regulated industry like health care where you have to comply with its standard operating procedures, heaps of paperwork, and frequent audits, don’t these conflict with agile’s core tenets?

Chris Ampenberger, PHT Corporation
An Interview with Jennifer Bonine: ADC-BSW 2013 Interview Series[presentation]

Committed to covering the latest tools, trends, and issues regarding software development approaches, plan-driven development methods, and process improvement programs, Agile Development & Better Software Conference West offers their 2013 interview series.

Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA Inc.
Agile Estimation and Planning: Scrum, Kanban, and Beyond[presentation]

If you are new to agile methods—or trying to improve your estimation and planning skills—this session is for you. David Hussman brings years of experience coaching teams on how to employ XP, lean, Scrum, and kanban. He advises teams to obtain the estimating skills they need from...

David Hussman, DevJam
Agile Testing: It’s a Team Sport[presentation]

Who is responsible for testing on agile teams? The answer is “Everybody”—and yet this is rarely the case. Often the testers write their test cases in isolation and execute them after development is finished. Developers write their code without talking to the testers except to understand...

Jeff "Cheezy" Morgan, LeanDog
Turbocharge Your Team’s Productivity: Increase Your Ability to Deliver[presentation]

Many factors impact a team’s productivity. Some are well understood—collocation, size, common purpose. Others are less well known including social capital—the value of social networking. Rob Maher describes techniques that have been successfully used within organizations to enhance team...

Rob Maher, Rob Maher Consulting
The Developer’s Guide to Test Automation[presentation]

Your shrinking project deadlines are increasing the need for automated tests—but, simultaneously, reducing the time available for writing them. The system requirements are continually changing. The implementation is changing. You spend more and more time maintaining old tests, leaving less...

Dale Emery, DHE & George Dinwiddie, iDIA Computing, LLC


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