personal improvement

Conference Presentations

Gamification and Arbejdsglæde (Danish: Work Gladness/Joy)
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You get paid for doing that? Is it possible to both work and have fun in a large corporate setting? Can joy be made part of the workplace? For the past few years Ryan Kleps and his colleagues have been conducting an informal social experiment using gamification (before they knew it had...

Ryan Kleps, Boeing IT
Better Software Conference East 2014: You Said What? Becoming Aware of the Things We Say
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Most of us take language for granted. We use words without thinking about how they may affect others and then are surprised at the reaction we get. Learn the importance of language in building and maintaining high performing agile teams. Become more aware of the words you choose and the...

Doc List, Doc List Enterprises
Growing into Leadership
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Pete Walen is not going to tell you how to be a good test manager. Instead, Pete shares ideas on becoming a true leader. While some managers certainly are leaders, testers of all varieties and experience levels can become leaders. Developing technical leadership skills, regardless of job...

Peter Walen, Gordon Food Service
Twelve Tips for Becoming a More Professional Tester
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Many testers feel that their organizations do not treat them with the same level of  professionalism and respect that their development peers receive. Testers attribute this to the...

Joel Montvelisky, PractiTest
Succeeding as an Ethnic or Minority Tester
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No one wishes to see himself as different or treat other people differently because of his uniqueness. Unfortunately, we are frequently judged and our skills presumed based on our...

Yousef Harfi, Medavie Blue Cross
Succeeding as an Ethnic or Minority Tester
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No one wishes to see himself as different or treat other people differently because of his uniqueness. Unfortunately, we are frequently judged and our skills presumed based on our...

Yousef Harfi, Medavie Blue Cross
“It’s All About Me” (IAAM)—Or Maybe It Isn’t
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What we really know about other people is their behavior, their words, and their body language. But we assume a great deal more about what's going on in their heads. We behave...

Steven “Doc” List, Santeon Group
ADC-BSC EAST 2013 Keynote: Connecting with Customers
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Even today, to the detriment of agile success, most organizational cultures remain delivery date-driven—resulting in delivery teams that are not focused on creating value for the customer. So how can we redirect stakeholders, the business, and the project team to concentrate on delivering...

Pollyanna Pixton, Accelinnova
Power and Empowerment: Understanding the Principles
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Managers want teams to be empowered but often don’t want to give up their decision-making authority. Teams want to be empowered but may not know how to act on the power they already have. Executives want to drive engagement and action but see only half-hearted compliance. 

Esther Derby, Esther Derby Associates Inc.
An Interview with Jennifer Bonine: ADC-BSW 2013 Interview Series
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Committed to covering the latest tools, trends, and issues regarding software development approaches, plan-driven development methods, and process improvement programs, Agile Development & Better Software Conference West offers their 2013 interview series.

Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA Inc.

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