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Test Automation in Agile: A Successful Implementation: An Interview with Melissa Tondi[interview]
Podcast

In this interview, ProtoTest vice president Melissa Tondi talks about why teams need to use both manual and automated testing. She explains the silver-bullet tool that often fails for companies, as well as how and when to use automation in an agile framework. 

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
Making Agile Work—with Eleven Product Owners: An Interview with Neal Huffman[interview]
Video

Neal Huffman speaks about his upcoming presentation at Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference East 2014, covers what peaks and valleys can be expected when making the agile transition, and tells you how to know when you and your company have finally become agile.

Cameron Philipp-Edmonds's picture Cameron Philipp-Edmonds
Monetization 2.0: The Evolution of Software Licensing [magazine]

The cloud and the rapid migration to mobile devices and the Internet of Things have made traditional software licensing schemes obsolete. Omkar describes new software monetization based on business, pricing models, and usage.

Omkarnath Munipalle's picture Omkarnath Munipalle
Slipping into ScrumBut[article]

ScrumMasters don't like to talk about their own troubles or failures, even though they say it’s good to fail. They don’t like to admit it happens to them, too. Sometimes it just creeps up. If you've started relaxing your Scrum principles and feel yourself slipping into ScrumBut, take hope: You and your team can recommit.

Natalie Warnert's picture Natalie Warnert
Why Agile Fails in Large Enterprises—and What to Do about It: An Interview with Mike Cottmeyer[interview]
Podcast

In this interview, LeadingAgile president and CEO, Mike Cottmeyer, discusses how agile can fail in large enterprises. He explains why big businesses struggle to make the transition, as well as details the most common challenges people face when moving to agile. 

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
Never Send a Human to Do a Machine's Job: An Interview with Steve Povilaitis[interview]

In this interview, Steve Povilaitis of LeadingAgile talks about some best practices surrounding continuous delivery, how the movie The Matrix sparked the idea behind his upcoming presentation, and why famous boxer Mike Tyson can be considered a follower of the agile mindset.

Cameron Philipp-Edmonds's picture Cameron Philipp-Edmonds
The Curious Case of Waterfall Sprints[magazine]

It isn't unusual for a project team to believe that adopting a mix of waterfall and Scrum can deliver the best of both worlds. According to Steve, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, Steve retraces a real project that quickly disintegrated into an absolute disaster.

Steven Zachary's picture Steven Zachary
Why Communication Is Key to the Agile Process[article]

We should all be much more active about improving our communication skills to be better at our jobs, but also (and more importantly) to make the most of the people around us. Whether you’re giving or receiving information verbally or through writing, no matter what your job is, communication is key.

Emma Armstrong's picture Emma Armstrong
Management Myth 33: We Need a Quick Fix or a Silver Bullet[article]

A new approach to projects or a new tool is not a quick fix or a silver bullet. Too often, you have ingrained, systemic problems that require a cultural change. That doesn’t mean a new approach or a new tool won’t help. It can. But you also need to adjust the environment that caused the problems in the first place.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Aligning Teams, Architecture, and Governance: An Interview with Dennis Stevens[interview]
Podcast

In this interview, Dennis Stevens of LeadingAgile talks about his upcoming presentation on the value of aligning teams, architecture, and governance, along with common pitfalls organizations face when it comes to syncing up their teams.

Cameron Philipp-Edmonds's picture Cameron Philipp-Edmonds
The Future of Agile: Dilution, Calcification, or Evolution: An Interview with Jeff Morgan[interview]
Podcast

In this interview, LeanDog cofounder Jeff Morgan talks about both the current state of agile and how we can shape its future. He digs into the different ways that people are watering it down, as well as the possibility for some other methodology to break out in the near future.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
A Radical View of Software Licensing and Piracy[magazine]

Software vendors are making extraordinary efforts to protect the installation and use of apps, but have they gone too far? Preventing software piracy can have an adverse effect on genuine users. Software licensing  technology, according to Steve, needs to strike the best balance of protecting the asset while trusting the customer.

Steven Cholerton's picture Steven Cholerton
A Different Approach to the Agile Product Backlog[article]

When one organization first shifted to agile, the team had trouble with maintaining the product backlog. No one could agree on priorities for items, they didn't know which item should be groomed next, and the backlog wasn't transparent to everyone. This team found a better method that works for them.

Jennifer Carder's picture Jennifer Carder
Mobile App UX and Usability: An Interview with Philip Lew[interview]
Podcast

In this interview, Philip Lew, the CEO of XBOSoft, talks about his upcoming presentation, how user experience relates to mobile, the connection usability shares with UX, and how your company can take an important first step towards improving your mobile user experience.

Cameron Philipp-Edmonds's picture Cameron Philipp-Edmonds
A Discussion on DevOps and Assurance: An Interview with Prasad Mk[interview]

Prasad Mk of TCS talks about the driving factors that have impelled companies to implement agile and DevOps. He also delves into some quality assurance best practices, the future of assurance landscape, and effective methods to stay at the forefront of an ever-evolving digital world.

Cameron Philipp-Edmonds's picture Cameron Philipp-Edmonds

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