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Building Highly Productive Teams Using a Commitment-to-Progress Ratio: Work Committed vs. Done[magazine]

This article explains methods to build a team that will embrace "required work" and deliver robust software in a predictable fashion. It proposes a measure that helps calculate the throughput of an agile team by comparing work committed to work actually done.

Aleksander Brancewicz's picture Aleksander Brancewicz
How Does the Manager’s Role Change in Agile?[article]

Coming from a waterfall background, Brad Egeland found himself questioning the role of the manager on an agile project. What he learned at an agile conference helped him find some answers.

Brad  Egeland's picture Brad Egeland
Pivot, Pilot, and Adapt Pivot, Pilot, and Adapt[article]

Anupam Kundu and Maneesh Subherwal explain how to operate in a global, hyper-competitive world while avoiding risk-laden experiments and other "stupid" strategies.

Management Myth #4: I Don't Need One-on-Ones[article]

One-on-ones aren’t for status reports. They aren’t just for knowing all the projects. They are for feedback and coaching, and meta-feedback and meta-coaching, and for fine-tuning the organization. If you are a manager and you aren’t using one-on-ones, you are not using the most important management tool you have.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Exploratory Testing in an Agile World: An Interview with Matt Barcomb[interview]

Matt Barcomb works at LeanDog where he is passionate about building collaborative cross-functional teams and finding ways to make the business-software universe a better place to work, play, and do business. Heather Shanholtzer talked to Matt about exploratory testing in an agile project.

Heather Shanholtzer's picture Heather Shanholtzer
Good Architecture, Good Leadership[article]

Software architects have the unique ability to provide leadership using skills gained in this role. Drawing on Kouzes and Posner's The Leadership Challenge, Patrick Bailey examines five practices that can be leveraged by the aspiring architect-as-leader.

Patrick Bailey's picture Patrick Bailey
Holding Pattern[magazine]

A letter from the Better Software magazine editor.

Heather Shanholtzer's picture Heather Shanholtzer
FAQ: Do I Need to Program to be a Tester on an Agile Team?[magazine]

In this installment of FAQ, SQE Trainer Janet Gregory answers one of the questions students ask her most often.

Janet Gregory's picture Janet Gregory
7 Things You Don't Know About Visual Studio [presentation]
Video

Help simplify the entire development process, from design to deployment. Bring a vision to life using powerful prototyping, modeling, and design tools. Work more efficiently with integrated testing and debugging tools that enable delivery of high-quality solutions.

Microsoft
TOSCA OneView[presentation]
Video

End to end testing for 21st century business applications (multiple technologies). Rapid test automation for agile software development teams. Test case design as the way to cost effective regression test sets.

Anastasios Kyriakopoulos, Tricentis
Streamlining Cloud Based Testing[presentation]
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On-premise vis-a-vis Cloud based testing. Look at various cloud based performance testing models, advantages, and pitfalls in performance testing from Cloud. SandStorm - cloud based performance testing solution.

Shirish Bhale, Impetus
STAREAST 2012 Keynote: Bridging the Gap: Leading Change in a Community of Testers[presentation]
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When Keith Klain took over Barclays Capital Global Test Center, he found an organization focused entirely on managing projects, managing processes, and managing stakeholders—the last most unsuccessfully.

Keith Klain, Barclays Capital Global Test Center
Overcome Mobile Testing Challenges[presentation]
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The importance of automated testing. Mobile fuctional testing with Emulators or Real Devices. Mobile performance testing and factoring in network conditions.

John Jeremiah, Mobile Solutions & Performance Center, HP
STAREAST 2012 Keynote: Evaluating Testing: The Qualitative Way[presentation]
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Testers and managers have wrestled with the problem of evaluating software products and testing efforts, often using approaches derived from manufacturing, construction, and physical sciences. These approaches have been partially successful because software products aren't physical products.

Michael Bolton, DevelopSense Inc.
Oracle's Approach to Application and Infrastructure Testing: Strategies and Best Practices[presentation]
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Learn from our application testing experiences. We've integrated these lessons into our own Application Quality Management solutions. These solutions support a new, time-saving and risk-averse approach to testing Oracle application and infrastructure.

Mughees Minhas, Oracle

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