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Uncertainty Reduce Uncertainty in Agile Projects with #NoEstimates Thinking[article]

Estimation uncertainty in software projects is often not driven by the difficulty of the problem we are trying to solve, but rather by the health of our codebase, the quality of process, and how much discipline we have in our management practices. If you want to improve your estimates, then agile and #NoEstimates thinking can have the biggest impact on your team’s success.

Ryan Ripley's picture Ryan Ripley
The Impossibility of Estimating Software The Impossibility of Estimating Software[magazine]

Estimating software schedules must be an art, not a science. With so many techniques published on the subject, why is it so difficult? It has to do with the human element and past project knowledge.

Metrics 4 Balanced Metrics for Tracking Agile Teams[article]

Whatever your feelings on metrics, organizations will expect them for your team. You don't want to measure only one aspect to the detriment of other information, but you also don't want to measure too many things and scatter your team's focus. Here are four metrics that balance each other out and help gauge an agile team's productivity, work quality, predictability, and health.

Joel Bancroft-Connors's picture Joel Bancroft-Connors
Mobile Dev Test UI Framework Prototyping with Playgrounds for iOS Apps[presentation]
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Frameworks are a powerful tool for sharing code between applications and extensions. Playgrounds are an awesome tool for quickly trying out code in Swift. Keeping a tight feedback loop with designers can be difficult. So, how can you combine the powerful and the awesome to help keep your...

Ellen Shapiro
Mobile Dev Test The IoT: Internet of Threats?[presentation]
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From connected elevators to smart cars, the Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us, even in ways we're not aware of. The devices make our lives easier, encourage us to exercise, and save time and resources--but at what cost? With current computer and mobile technology, the main threat...

Christopher Poulin
Mobile Dev Test Tricks and Tips for Adding Localization Features to Your Mobile Apps[presentation]
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The fact that 60 percent of all iPhone users worldwide are non-native English speakers is just one reason for supporting people from many countries and regions in your apps. Even if multi-language applications are not called for, localization features for single language apps will improve...

Shawn Larson
Mobile Dev Test Internet of Fun: Winning Ways for an IoT Hackathon[presentation]
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The very first time Alexander Andelkovic and his team entered an IoT hackathon, they were awarded second place for their IoT app due in large part to the early and continuous QA testing. Their IoT solution was based on combining different public data sources—such as a Minecraft map of...

Alexander Andelkovic
Mobile Dev Test A Data-Driven Approach for Mobile Testing and Automation[presentation]
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In the world of mobile app testing, data is your friend. So harness your data to your advantage to create an automation and testing strategy. Satyajit Malagu acknowledges that multiple devices, platforms, languages, crashes, bugs, and app stores make the scope of mobile app testing...

Satyajit Malugu
Mobile Dev Test Building and Testing Secure Mobile Apps[presentation]
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Mobile application development is now a mission-critical component of IT organizations and a big part of the software industry’s landscape. Due to the security threats associated with mobile devices, it is critical we build our apps—from the ground up—to be secure and trustworthy. However...

Alan Crouch
Mobile Dev Test Mobile Testing: What To Automate and What Not to Automate[presentation]
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The rapid move of companies into mobile technology has significantly increased the demand for testing mobile applications. Naturally, companies are turning to automation to help ease the workload, increase potential test coverage, and improve testing efficiency. But should you try to...

David Dang
Mobile Dev Test Fun with Enterprise iOS Apps[presentation]
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Can building an enterprise app be fun? Not “fun” in the sense of “if this is fun, we’re having it”—but actual, joyful, enthusiastic fun? Join Joe Keeley to explore how to find fun in the development lifecycle of iOS apps in enterprise environments, and (not coincidentally) how to deliver...

Joe Keeley
Mobile Dev Test Connected Devices, Connected Code, and Connected Teams: The Challenges of IoT Software Delivery[presentation]
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Developing software for the Internet of Things (IoT) comes with its own set of challenges and issues, including security, privacy, and unified standards. Each IoT product is comprised of (at least) three separate application components: the software embedded in the device, the backend...

Anders Wallgren
Mobile Dev Test Intel® Curie™ Open Developer Kit (ODK): A Primer—Part 1[presentation]
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Whether you are a maker enthusiast who is just getting started or a seasoned developer wanting to jump into embedded device development, this session is for you. Oliver Chen covers the Intel Curie ODK (CODK) and how it can help you rapidly prototype products by leveraging tools familiar...

Oliver Chen
Mobile Dev Test Harnessing Digital Services to Improve Driver Experience at BMW[presentation]
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The world is demanding more from cars. No longer merely a way to get around, modern vehicles have become authentic pieces of technological art—equipped with numerous sensors and capabilities that are gradually transforming the very meaning of the word ‘vehicle’. BMW wanted to get ahead...

Jorge Coca
Mobile Dev Test The Present and Future of Mobile Test Automation with Appium[presentation]
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Mobile testing has moved forward in leaps and bounds in the past few years. With frameworks like Appium, it has never been easier to scale automated testing and integrate it with continuous integration. While new automation technologies proliferate with device and platform upgrades, Appium...

Jonathan Lipps

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