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Find Requirements Defects to Build Better Software[presentation]
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Requirements defects are often the source of the majority of all software defects. Discovering and correcting a defect during testing is typically twenty-five times more expensive than correcting it during the requirements definition phase. Identifying and removing defects early in the...

John Terzakis, Intel
Quality Debt: Is Your Project Going Bankrupt?[presentation]
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Every decision made during the course of a project can affect the quality of the final product.  Compromises in functionality, design, or implementation invariably come with a cost, which must be paid. Without an adequate measure of the debt a product is carrying, no strategy to repay...

Jordan Setters, Planit Software Testing, Ltd.
Scrum for Global-Scale Development[presentation]
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A global development organization—in seven cities on three continents—has developers all using agile practices to develop complex applications. In addition to the common problems faced by distributed teams, they must deal with attrition rates in excess of 50 percent, possible loss of...

James Lynn, SUTO Consulting
An Interview with Michael Mah: ADC-BSW 2013 Interview Series[presentation]
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Committed to covering the latest trends and approaches for anyone investigating or implementing agile development practices, processes, technologies, and leadership principles, Agile Development & Better Software Conference West offers their 2013 interview series. 

Michael Mah, QSM Associates Inc.
Keynote: Know the Way, Show the Way, Go the Way: Scaling Agile Development[presentation]
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Tired of the claims that Scrum, XP, and kanban don’t scale beyond a few teams? Overwhelmed by management’s resistance to the organizational changes needed to really follow agile principles? Concerned with the lack of proven practices required to scale agile methods to the next level?

Dean Leffingwell, Leffingwell, LLC
Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference West 2013: Seven Deadly Habits of Dysfunctional Software Managers[presentation]
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As if releasing a quality software project on time were not difficult enough, poor management of planning, people, and process issues can be deadly to a project. Presenting a series of anti-pattern case studies, Ken Whitaker describes the most common deadly habits—and ways to avoid them.

Ken Whitaker, Leading Software Maniacs
The Four Dimensions of Performance Improvement[presentation]
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Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a team dealt with unrealistic deadlines, impossible stakeholders, and demotivated testers, who had  no time to do things smarter and faster, just hammering away on the project “hamster wheel.” Then one day, as if heaven sent, a magical, but...

Marisa Müller, Micro to Mainframe (Pty) Ltd.
Agile Requirements Is Not an Oxymoron[presentation]
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Misconceptions abound about the way requirements fit—or don’t fit—into agile projects. Is “agile requirements” an oxymoron—two contradictory terms joined together? How is it possible for requirements to be agile? Do agile projects even need requirements? In reality, requirements are...

Paul Reed, EBG Consulting
An Interview with Dawn Haynes: ADC-BSW 2013 Interview Series[presentation]
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Committed to covering the latest trends and approaches for anyone investigating or implementing agile development practices, processes, technologies, and leadership principles, Agile Development & Better Software Conference West offers their 2013 interview series. 

Dawn Haynes, PerfTestPlus Inc.
The Agile Tester’s Mindset[presentation]
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On traditional projects, testers usually join the project after coding has started—or even later when coding is almost finished. Testers have no role in advising the project team early regarding quality issues but focus only on finding defects. They become accustomed to this style of...

Janet Gregory, DragonFire, Inc.
Keynote: Magnificence: Culture Hacking, the Common Platform, and the Coming Golden Era[presentation]
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A culture is the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that both describes and shapes a group. The unique challenges of creating software have demanded totally new types...

Jim McCarthy, McCarthy Technologies Inc.
Testing Cloud-Based Applications: What’s Different, What’s the Same[presentation]
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Cloud platforms are being rapidly adopted because of their beneficial properties including scalability, multi-tenancy, and self-managed functionality. As a result, more and more organizations are moving applications and services from traditional hosting to the cloud. This change in...

Bindu Laxminarayan, Rackspace
How to Survive the Coming Test Automation Zombie Apocalypse[presentation]
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Test automation is software development. To automate tests well, you have to have brains. Unfortunately, the very brains that make you good at your job also make you highly attractive to zombies. Like all zombies, test automation zombies are brainless, insatiable, and relentless.

Dale Emery, DHE
Leading the Creation of an Agile Culture[presentation]
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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
An Interview with Mik Kersten: ADC-BSW 2013 Interview Series[presentation]
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Committed to covering the latest trends and approaches for anyone investigating or implementing agile development practices, processes, technologies, and leadership principles, Agile Development & Better Software Conference West offers their 2013 interview series. 

Mik Kersten, Tasktop

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