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Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference East 2014

From Chaos to Order—Leading Software Teams Today

To successfully lead “the nerd herd,” you’re expected to motivate your team to perform, encourage innovation, and produce software solutions that delight the customer. Prioritizing your time for what’s most important can be quite challenging—especially when you’re swamped with a...

Ken Whitaker
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone―Now

In an industry that continues to rapidly evolve, the pressure to increase our mastery can be overwhelming. Whether browsing the web or your organization's technical library, it's discouraging to realize that many of the skills you’ve mastered are now obsolete, replaced by...

Tricia Broderick
The Future of Agile: Dilution, Calcification, or Evolution?

The agile revolution began more than a dozen years ago. It was started by a small band of rebels who had radical ideas, shared a common vision, and wanted to change the world by challenging the status quo. Where is that agile revolution today? Has it continued the vision of its founders?

Jeff "Cheezy" Morgan

STARWEST 2014 - Software Testing Conference

A Dozen Keys to Agile Testing Maturity

You’ve “gone agile” and have been relatively successful. So, how do you know how well your team is really doing? And how do you continuously improve your practices? When things get rocky, how do you handle the challenges without reverting to old habits? You realize that the path to...

Bob Galen, Velocity Partners, and Mary Thorn, ChannelAdvisor
A Path through the Jungle: Validating a Test Automation System for the FDA

Test automation is difficult to get right. Working under FDA regulation presents its own challenges. Combining the two is a scary proposition because the FDA requires—and will scrutinize—the validation of any test automation used. Despite this, working in a regulated environment only...

Chris Crapo, Boston Scientific Neuromodulation, and David Nelson, Boston Scientific Neuromodulation
A Rapid Introduction to Rapid Software Testing

You're under tight time pressure and have barely enough information to proceed with testing. How do you test quickly and inexpensively, yet still produce informative, credible, and accountable results? Rapid Software Testing, adopted by context-driven testers worldwide, offers a...

Michael Bolton, DevelopSense

Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference West 2014

Video: An Agile Throwdown: Munich Takes on the Columbus Agile Benchmark Study

Agile has not only gone mainstream, it’s gone global. Data on agile team performance, time-to-market, and quality have emerged in the past decade. In 2012, a group of...

Michael Mah, QSM Associates, Inc.
Video: Beyond the Web and Apps: The Domestication of Knowledge

Since the dawn of computing, we've invented only two ways to get work done―the web or apps. We hunt for information on the web or we gather functionality from the app store. In each case, users must take the initiative to find the information they need...

James Whittaker, Microsoft
Video: Driving Lean Innovation on Agile Teams

The Lean Startup® methodology has taken the business world by storm and is revolutionizing product development through the application of a Build-Measure-Learn cycle, and the systematic application of techniques such as Customer Discovery, Customer Development, and Pirate Metrics. With...

Sanjiv Augustine, LitheSpeed

STAREAST 2014 - Software Testing Conference

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to User Acceptance Testing

On large enterprise projects, the user acceptance test (UAT) is often envisioned to be a grand event where the users accept the software, money is paid, and the congratulations and...

Randy Rice, Rice Consulting Services, Inc.
A Rapid Introduction to Rapid Software Testing

You're under tight time pressure and have barely enough information to proceed with testing. How do you test quickly and inexpensively, yet still produce informative, credible...

Michael Bolton, DevelopSense
Accelerate Testing in Agile through a Shared Business Domain Language

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

STARCANADA 2014 - Software Testing Conference

A Guide to Cross-Browser Functional Testing

The term “cross-browser functional testing” usually means some variation of automated or manual testing of a web-based application on different mobile or desktop browsers...

Malcolm Isaacs, HP
A Tester’s Guide to Collaborating with Product Owners

The role of the Product Owner in Scrum is only vaguely defined—owning the Product Backlog and representing the “customer.” In many organizations, Product Owners go it alone, trying...

Bob Galen, Velocity Partners
Agile Test Management and Reporting—Even in a Non-Agile Project

Whether you have dedicated test teams or testers distributed over Scrum teams, you have the challenge of planning, tracking, and reporting their testing not only in a meaningful way...

Paul Holland, Testing Thoughts

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