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Nonfunctional Requirements: Forgotten, Neglected, Misunderstood[presentation]

Nonfunctional requirements-interfaces, design and implementation constraints, and quality attributes such as performance, usability, robustness, and more-are essential to build the right product, right.

Ellen Gottesdiener, EBG Consulting, Inc.
When to Ship: Determining Application Readiness[presentation]

When do you ship an application and expose it to your customers and users? The answer seems simple-you ship it when it's ready.

Peter Varhol, Seapine Software Inc
Eight Limitations of Mobile Platforms[presentation]

Soon mobile devices will be able to do most everything, right? Although it's fun to talk about how much mobile devices can or will do soon, limitations and constraints remain now and will for a long time.

Jacob Stevens, Quardev, Inc.
Cloud Enabled Development: Making Fast Go Faster[presentation]

As software development teams seek greater efficiency and effectiveness, they often find that they are held back by old IT architecture for development and test.

Sundar Raghavan, Skytap, Inc.
Beyond Business Analysis: Becoming A Trusted Business Advisor[presentation]

Stand in a room full of business analysts and you are bound to hear the phrase "gather and document requirements" way too often.

Kent McDonald, Knowledge Bridge Partnes
Agile Requirements: Not an Oxymoron[presentation]

Agile processes were originally designed to break down the barriers among users, programmers, and testers.

Ellen Gottesdiener, EBG Consulting, Inc.
Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference East 2011: Seven Deadly Habits of Ineffective Software Managers[presentation]

As if releasing a quality software project on time were not difficult enough, ineffective management practices when dealing with planning, people, and process issues can be deadly to a project.

Ken Whitaker, Leading Software Maniacs
The Agile Mindset: Principles for Collaborating and Innovating with Agility[presentation]

Whether it is controlling interplanetary spacecraft, managing medical records, or "merely" staying in business, it seems that more of us are facing the pressure of building and managing mission-critical systems and teams.

Adrian Cho, IBM
Tips for a Productive Workday[article]

Some days you leave work feeling as if the day went by without an inkling of progress or productivity. Other days, you leave feeling as if you conquered the world, with an internal spark of satisfaction and anticipating resuming progress the next day. So, what is it that makes the difference?

Nirav Assar's picture Nirav Assar
Traditional Test Engineering, Your Days Are Numbered[magazine]

In the first installment of this article, Dr. James Whittaker discussed turning testing on its head—to revitalize and improve the value of late-stage testing. James also discussed ideas behind empowering your dogfooders, testers, and the crowd to significantly and efficiently improve software quality. In part two, Jason Arbon discusses the research and engineering experimentation behind realizing these ideas into new tools and processes.

Jason Arbon's picture Jason Arbon
Paul Poutanen From One Expert to Another: Paul Poutanen[interview]

Paul Poutanen has developed extensive mobile expertise working in management for wireless hardware and cellular location firms such as Wi-LAN and Cell-Loc before launching Mob4Hire. In this interview with Jonathan Kohl, Poutanen discusses the complex global testing process for mobile devices.

Jonathan Kohl's picture Jonathan Kohl
Disciplined Agile Delivery: An Interview with Scott Ambler[interview]

Scott Ambler is chief methodologist for IT with IBM Rational. Heather Shanholtzer recently had the opportunity to talk to Scott about scaling agile for enterprise organizations, how agile affects leadership and requirements on large teams, and his Disciplined Agile Delivery framework.

Heather Shanholtzer's picture Heather Shanholtzer
The Problems with Overachievers on Agile Teams The Problems with Overachievers on Agile Teams[article]

Using an amusing medieval tale with a modern twist, Andrew Fuqua and Charles Suscheck tackle the dilemma of dealing with problematic overachievers in your agile team.

Analyzing Code Coverage with C-Cover by Bullseye[magazine]

C-Cover by Bullseye Testing Technology is a code coverage analyzer that gathers and displays run time coverage statistics of C and C++ source code. Its capabilities include instrumenting the source code, accumulating the code's run time data, and displaying the data in its browser. This article describes Peter Wlodarski's experience using the program.

Peter Wlodarski's picture Peter Wlodarski
Survival Rules and the Lamp Lighter Survival Rules and the Lamp Lighter[article]

By understanding the context in which their existing practices were meant to work, teams new to agile can more easily decide which of those practices still make sense and which are simply security blankets.

Steve Berczuk's picture Steve Berczuk


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