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Agile Development in a Regulated Environment[presentation]
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There is no doubt that agile is an accepted development methodology. However, if you work in a regulated industry like health care where you have to comply with its standard operating procedures, heaps of paperwork, and frequent audits, don’t these conflict with agile’s core tenets?

Chris Ampenberger, PHT Corporation
Building Quality In[presentation]
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Have you ever delivered software to testing only to receive unexpected feedback regarding quality issues of interoperability, reliability, usability, or testability? Or worse, delivered to customers a product that fully met its specifications but generated complaints and calls for urgent...

Dawn Haynes, PerfTestPlus, Inc.
Agile Testing: It’s a Team Sport[presentation]
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Who is responsible for testing on agile teams? The answer is “Everybody”—and yet this is rarely the case. Often the testers write their test cases in isolation and execute them after development is finished. Developers write their code without talking to the testers except to understand...

Jeff "Cheezy" Morgan, LeanDog
An Interview with Scott Ambler: 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. 

Scott Ambler, Scott W. Ambler + Associates
Turbocharge Your Team’s Productivity: Increase Your Ability to Deliver[presentation]
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Many factors impact a team’s productivity. Some are well understood—collocation, size, common purpose. Others are less well known including social capital—the value of social networking. Rob Maher describes techniques that have been successfully used within organizations to enhance team...

Rob Maher, Rob Maher Consulting
Gamification to Solve Real-World Challenges[presentation]
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What can we learn from Angry Birds, which has been downloaded more than one billion times? What makes games engaging and fun? What is the secret that motivates players to mastery, even when they fail 80 percent of the time? What if we could reverse-engineer the principles behind a...

Ram Srinivasan, inRhythm
The Business Analyst’s Critical Role in Agile Projects[presentation]
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Are you a business analyst, wondering how you fit into agile projects? Are you a ScrumMaster who wants to work with business analysts for a stronger project team? Are you a product owner who needs to supercharge your product backlog? Mark Layton introduces you to the critical role of the...

Mark Layton, Platinum Edge, Inc.
An Interview with Linda Rising: 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. 

Linda Rising, Independent Consultant
Agile and CMMI: Yes, They Can Work Together[presentation]
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There is a common misconception that agile and CMMI cannot work together. CMMI is viewed as a documentation heavy, slow, process-driven model—the polar opposite of agile principles. The cost of documentation for an appraisal is viewed as another drawback. Join Ed Weller to see why...

Ed Weller, Integrated Productivity Solutions, LLC
Continuous Delivery at Ancestry.com[presentation]
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Continuous delivery is a practice that enables teams to release code at any time, based on changing business requirements. However, continuous delivery requires a substantial investment in infrastructure and possibly fundamental architectural changes to support the process. 

Seng Lin Shee, Ancestry.com
Scaling Your Tests: Continued Change Without Fear[presentation]
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Agile teams move faster when cycle times are short and code deployments are frequent. To release often, a robust suite of automated tests is a must-have. Tests are the safety net that enables fearless change. Throughout a software system's lifespan, its test suite grows, evolves, and decays.

Ryan Scott, Rally Software Development
Exploding Management Myths[presentation]
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We’ve all heard management “nuggets” such as “make people come to you with solutions, nut just problems,” or “training time is wasted time,” or my favorite, “work smarter.” But how are you supposed to do that, especially if you may not have received any management training, or if your gut...

Johanna Rothman, Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.
Agile Redefines Global Economics: What Recent Data Reveals[presentation]
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Kent Beck, inventor of eXtreme Programming, defined agile success as delivering more useful functionality with fewer defects. Against that definition, early research revealed mixed success. Many organizations did not know how to measure and thus could not have “fact-based” conversations...

Michael Mah, QSM Associates Inc.
An Interview with Woody Zuill: ADC-BSW 2013 Interview Series[presentation]
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Committed to covering the latest tools, trends, and issues regarding software development approaches, plan-driven development methods, and process improvement programs, Agile Development & Better Software Conference West offers their 2013 interview series. 

Woody Zuill, Hunter Industries
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

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