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Build Smarter Mobile Apps with Real-Time Relevance[presentation]

Personalized mobile user experience is a hot topic today because a smarter app will delight users, keep them coming back, and make your business stand out above the crowd. The extreme version of personalization is real-time contextual and social relevance. According to Jason...

Jason Arbon
Usability vs. Security: Find the Right Balance in Mobile Apps[presentation]

Successful mobile apps have two key features: a great user experience and the ability to protect users’ data. Balancing user experience and security—a key aspect of product design and engineering—requires a multidisciplinary approach. According to Levent Gurses, a well-balanced app is...

Levent Gurses
Rapid Application Development for Raspberry Pi[presentation]

The IoT explosion has driven many developers to build systems that work with single board computers such as the Raspberry Pi. Because there are not a lot of tools available for these computers, development work slows down. Today, most developers use Python, which has a steep learning...

Geoff Perlman
Implement Combinatorial Test Patterns for Better Mobile and IoT Testing[presentation]

A common problem in mobile and IoT systems is the large number and combinations of hardware, operational, and software configurations that need to be tested. For example, the so-called Android fragmentation problem might lead a test team to test hundreds of device and several software...

Jon Hagar
Value Metrics for Agile Governance[magazine]

In agile projects, team-level metrics are not useful for planning and monitoring projects across a software development organization. According to Mike Harris, the best value measurement should be based on providing customer value.

Mike Harris's picture Mike Harris
Proactively Planning for Risks to Your Agile Project[article]

Being aware of risk is good project management common sense. But to address risk quickly and effectively when you encounter it, the best method is to establish clear, agreed-upon, communicated responses to risk before it even happens. Dave Browett suggests some tactics to mitigate and confront risk you can use with your team.

Dave Browett's picture Dave Browett
Kanban for Software Testing Teams[article]

Kanban, a highly effective agile framework, is based on the philosophy that everything can be improved. And it's not just for development teams. The QA team also can use kanban to organize tasks, identify bottlenecks, and make their processes clearer and more consistent.

Sofía Palamarchuk's picture Sofía Palamarchuk
Agile, Change, and the Placebo Effect Agile, Change, and the Placebo Effect: An Interview with Linda Rising[interview]

In this interview, Linda Rising, an independent consultant and author, details the power of the agile mindset. She explains how agile is related to the placebo effect, as well as why being fearless is the same as being agile.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
Test Automation: Now We Have To Get It Right[magazine]

Never afraid to voice his opinion, Paul Gerrard suggests that in digital transformation projects, test automation may be the biggest challenge to success. He argues we have to get automation right this time and to do this, a new way of thinking about testing may be required.

Paul Gerrard's picture Paul Gerrard
Discovering Your Leadership Drive[article]

Some people are born with the traits most suited to becoming an effective leader. Others may find that they have to work a lot harder to achieve success in a leadership role. But each of us has some innate potential to step up and take charge. If your team needs direction, don't be afraid to discover whether you could be the one to provide it.

Leslie  Sachs's picture Leslie Sachs
How To Avoid Unnecessary Technical Debt in Mobile App Development Projects[magazine]

When task completion falls behind and more work is lined up for later, you've entered the land of technical debt. This is particularly true in mobile app development. Brian Westendorf presents practical advice to avoid this situation.

Brian Westendorf's picture Brian Westendorf
Move Past Your Comfort Zone: Use Imposter Syndrome to Your Advantage[article]

When you're speaking, teaching, or coaching, do you ever suddenly feel like you're in way over your head? That there must've been a big mistake, because you're not qualified? Instead of letting this imposter's syndrome paralyze you, there are ways to embrace being outside your comfort zone and turn your self-doubt into a chance to thrive.

Mark Kilby's picture Mark Kilby
The Real Key to Agile Success: Communication[article]

Think about the common practices of an agile team: daily stand-up meetings, retrospectives after every sprint, pair programming and buddy reviews, collaborating with customers, and more face-to-face time instead of mountains of documentation. What is the agenda behind all these operations? Frequent and open communication.

Nishi Grover Garg's picture Nishi Grover Garg
How Being Agile Can Maximize Your Return on Investment[article]

There is more to calculating ROI than a simple equation. It can be affected by risk, time, and other factors—including whether your team is agile. Releasing software immediately after coding and testing accelerates feedback cycles, minimizes the cost of delay, and increases return on investment. Allan Kelly tells you how.

Allan Kelly's picture Allan Kelly
Do Cross-Functional Teams Mean Cross-Functional People?[article]

Managers who want high-performing agile teams may think this involves finding people who all possess every required skill. But in addition to that being unlikely, it would also be a bad idea; it's the mix of perspectives that really gives benefit and value to the business. Instead, find experts in individual skills who can collaborate well together.

Leanne Howard's picture Leanne Howard


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