Conference Presentations

Business Analysis: From Interviews through Implementation

The keys to delivering better software lie in understanding what customers want―even when they are unable to articulate what they want―and being able to create a system that will improve the end users’ work. This is why your starting point should be understanding the differing, and...

Barry Harvey, Florida Virtual Campus
Mobile App Testing: Design Automation Patterns You Should Use

In mobile app development, better test design is important to project velocity and user satisfaction. Jon Hagar explores underused or poorly practiced test design automation approaches that you should employ in development and testing. Jon begins by defining the domain of mobile app...

Jon Hagar, Grand Software Testing
Building on Existing Infrastructure for Mobile Applications

In 2013 Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) wanted to enter the mobile application arena so their customers could manage their FCSAmerica lending accounts. Anthony Carlson explains that in the previous thirteen years, FCSAmerica had built an SOA infrastructure for internal...

Anthony Carlson, Farm Credit Services of America
Tips and Tricks for Building Secure Mobile Apps

Mobile application development is now a mission-critical component of many IT organizations. Due to the security threats associated with mobile devices, it is critical that mobile applications are built—from the ground up—to be secure. However, many application developers and testers do...

Jeffery Payne, Coveros, Inc.
Requirements and Acceptance Tests: Yes, They Go Together

The practice of software development requires a clear understanding of business needs. Misunderstanding requirements causes waste, slipped schedules, and mistrust. Developers implement their perceived interpretation of requirements; testers test against their perceptions. Disagreement can...

Ken Pugh, Net Objectives
Comcast XFINITY Home: An Agile Case Study

Today's mobile application development is a complex endeavor made more difficult by teams often working at cross purposes. Separation of roles and responsibilities leads to intricate technological and personnel dependencies that makes projects challenging. Mark Hashimoto shares personal...

Mark Hashimoto, Comcast
Requirements Are Simply Requirements—or Maybe Not

People talk about requirements, use identical terms, and think they have a common understanding. Yet, one says user stories are requirements; another claims user stories must be combined with requirements; and another has a still different approach. These “experts” seem unaware of the...

Robin Goldsmith, Go Pro Management, Inc.
The Business Analyst Role on Agile Projects

Agile—a single word that sparked unprecedented confusion in the technology world. When it went agile, did your organization throw out your business analyst team? Have they banned all requirements documentation? Are teams struggling to see the big picture? Brian Watson has encountered...

Brian Watson, VersionOne
Cloud-Based, Automated Mobile App Testing for the Enterprise

Mobile applications are now a required component of enterprise operations, with both consumers and workers relying on mobile technologies for communications and productivity. To ensure a functional, secure, and worthwhile mobile experience, enterprises must stay abreast of growing...

Joe Schulz, Orasi Software
Mobile App Testing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Mobile app testing has lots of good practices, some not so useful (bad) concepts, and some really ugly, don’t-ever-do ones. In the tradition of James Whittaker’s How to Break Software books, Jon Hagar applies the testing “attack” concept to mobile app software. Jon starts by defining the...

Jon Hagar, Independent Consultant


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