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Disciplined Agile Delivery: An Interview with Scott Ambler

Scott Ambler is chief methodologist for IT with IBM Rational. Heather Shanholtzer recently had the opportunity to talk to Scott about scaling agile for enterprise organizations, how agile affects leadership and requirements on large teams, and his Disciplined Agile Delivery framework.

Heather Shanholtzer's picture Heather Shanholtzer
Agile at the Enterprise Level: An Interview with Arlen Bankston

Arlen Bankston, vice president of LitheSpeed, LLC, is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Certified ScrumMaster Trainer. Heather Shanholtzer recently talked to Arlen about what it takes to apply agile at the enterprise level and the challenges he faces when team members aren’t collocated.

Heather Shanholtzer's picture Heather Shanholtzer
Exploratory Testing in an Agile World: An Interview with Matt Barcomb

Matt Barcomb works at LeanDog where he is passionate about building collaborative cross-functional teams and finding ways to make the business-software universe a better place to work, play, and do business. Heather Shanholtzer talked to Matt about exploratory testing in an agile project.

Heather Shanholtzer's picture Heather Shanholtzer
Testing in a Regulated World: An Interview with John McConda

John McConda is a senior consultant for Moser Consulting and cofounder of the Workshop on Regulated Software Testing (WREST). In this interview, Heather Shanholtzer and John talk about the challenges testers face in the regulated world and what participants can expect during a WREST session.

Heather Shanholtzer's picture Heather Shanholtzer
The Evolution of Agile: A Conversation with Bob Galen

In this interview with online editor Jonathan Vanian, Bob Galen discusses how agile has influenced testing over the years, the role of a tester in an agile project, and what exactly is “session-based exploratory testing.”

Jonathan Vanian's picture Jonathan Vanian
Crowdsourced Testing: An Interview with Rajini Padmanaban

Rajini Padmanaban is the director of engagement at QA InfoTech. Heather Shanholtzer had the opportunity to interview Rajini and learn a bit more about crowdsourced testing and find out why it is better than traditional testing in some projects.

Heather Shanholtzer's picture Heather Shanholtzer
How Producing Code Is Like Producing Music (and a Message for the Agile Evangelists): An Interview with David Hussman

David Hussman is an agile coach and owner of Dev Jam. In this interview, David discusses the similarities between producing music and producing code, the Frank Zappa of the software world, and why he wants agile evangelists to “shut up and play your guitar.”

Jonathan Vanian's picture Jonathan Vanian
From One Expert to Another: Dawn and Shannon Code

Did you know that former Dawn Cannan, lover of all things testing, and her husband legally changed their names to Dawn Test Code and Shannon Null Code? In this interview, they discuss the reason for their name changes and what it means to have and show enthusiasm for what is important to you.

Joey McAllister's picture Joey McAllister
My Life as a Virtual Team Member: An Interview with Nanda Lankalapalli

Inspired by the Better Software magazine article, "Make Your Tele-team Work," I spoke in more detail with Nanda Lankalapalli about what it's like to be a virtual team member and what it took to create a "Virtual Nanda."

Heather Shanholtzer's picture Heather Shanholtzer
Project Portfolio Management: An Interview with Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman is a management consultant, regular StickyMinds.com columnist, and AgileConnection’s technical editor. Johanna talks about the year in software, the rise of project portfolio management, and whether we will continue to see organizations adopt agile in the new year.

Jonathan Vanian's picture Jonathan Vanian

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