Brian Marick believes that is partly because the manifesto is focused outwardly; it tells the business how the development team will work with it. Watch Brian’s presentation to find out whether you're really doing agile or if you are agile in name only.
While continuing to grow, the state of agile adoption seems to be plucked straight out of an Ayn Rand novel, where the acceptance of mediocrity has infected the masses like a plague. Half-hearted adoptions have led to half-hearted results (as in "we suck less") that in turn are leaving these organizations straddling a tipping point from which they more often than not slide backwards, rather than making the push over the top to high performance and exponential growth in ROI.
In most projects, testers are the keepers of quality. Sharing the vision of quality with the entire team helps everyone involved in a project play a more active role in determining the state of quality in a product. In this week's column, Jeff Patton shares several innovative ideas he's seen in practice lately that have helped an entire team own up to the quality of its software.
The goal of this paper is to discuss ways to create simple and Easy-to-use metrics to do better estimates. Estimates are important to test leads and test managers for a number of reasons. Here are some: 1) How many test cases do I need to write? 2) Can I use any of the existing test cases? 3) How many existing test cases do I need to modify? 4) How long will it take to execute the test cases? 5) How many resources do I need to write and execute the test cases?
Witness the incredible speed at which an international giant achieved the pinnacle of CMMI ratings...then learn how your organization can follow in its footsteps!
The document details the various keyword-test-case-design techniques and their pros and cons. The document will be of help to you if you are planning to use keyword-driven approach for manual testing in your organization.
Bob speaks with Emily and Geoff Bache at the Agile 2008 conference.
You probably have read some articles or books about agile process. John Hsieh doesn't intend to be an expert, but rather he's focused on sharing with you when and how to take advantage of what agile has to offer, and how to complement agile with other methodologies so your project has a better chance to be successful. John's discussion is a practical one: Your success is measured by delivering your software applications on time, within budget, and quality.
Estimation process improvement presents a significant opportunity to get more success out of your software projects. We can achieve this by leveraging many of the same principles that are applied as best practices in general estimation, while developing a specific framework for predicting test effort. The approach outlined herein offers the ability to approach the task in a systematic manner evolving increasingly valid estimates.
David Dang, a senior practice manager for Questcon Technologies, explains why you need think about the tool you select. According to Dang, the assessment of the project and its goals should always come first in test automation projects, otherwise, you risk maintainability issues down the road.
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