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persona researcher Nellie LeMonier How to Boost UX with Persona Research: An Interview with Nellie LeMonier[interview]

Nellie LeMonier shares firsthand experience with persona research and why its time and cost are well worth everyone's effort. By making sure that everyone is on board with persona research and is aware of its importance, you will help ensure that your project's UX is truly something special.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
software test consultant Jordan Setters Choosing Quality Debt: An Interview with Jordan Setters[interview]

With a better understanding of quality debt, software development companies can avoid bankruptcy that many organizations have faced over the years. In this interview, test consultant Jordan Setters helps teams understand the difference between helpful and harmful debt.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
HP's Kelly Emo on the Power of Automated Testing with Agile[interview]
Podcast

HP's Kelly Emo discusses why test automation is on everyone's minds these days, yet might not always be the answer people are looking for. Kelly shares how test architects and properly built test management can give your team and project the best chances for success.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
Be an Effective Leader When Working Remotely Can a ScrumMaster Be an Effective Leader When Working Remotely?[article]

Mariya Breyter explores the role of a ScrumMaster and whether or not one can work effectively when working remotely. If the ScrumMaster is not available to orchestrate product delivery, bridge any gaps, and remove any obstacles, a product will never be delivered—even worse, a wrong product will be delivered. In order to achieve this understanding, the ScrumMaster must show value to the team as a natural leader, no matter if he is onsite or remote.

Mariya Breyter's picture Mariya Breyter
Sanjiv Augustine, industry-leading agile and lean expert Timeless Lean Principles: An Interview with Sanjiv Augustine[interview]
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Sanjiv Augustine discusses a wide range of agile development methods and how combining those methods with "timeless lean principles" can bring lean management across the enterprise. Sanjiv sat down for this interview just before his session, "Lean Management: Lessons from the Field."

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
agile enthusiast Kanchan Khera Are You Using a Team Backlog in Your Retrospectives?[interview]

In this interview, Kanchan Khera and Bhuwan Lodha detail how adding a team backlog to your retrospectives can help your team go from good to great. With agile's core belief of continuous improvement, learn how the team backlog can help you get there.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
A Software Team's Journey to Agile A Software Team's Journey to Agile[article]

Did you ever wonder if a team needs some prerequisites before transitioning to agile? In this true story, John Lynch shows us the story of a team who teetered on the brink of dysfunction and then was able to create its foundation so team members could begin their agile transition.

John Lynch's picture John Lynch
Tim Lister Responsibly "Right" Requirements: An Interview with Tim Lister[interview]
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Tim Lister explains how getting the right requirements the first time from your stakeholders may not be easy, but it can be done, and it's worth the effort. Learn how with clear expectations, communication, and integral development, products can be delivered on time and to everyone's satisfaction.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
It’s Agile, Not Fragile[presentation]
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The time is now to rethink the way you and your teams build, test and deliver applications. In this session, we will share the insights, best practices and software innovation to address the challenge of rapid delivery of today’s user-centric applications. 

Kelly Emo and Michael Cooper, HP
STAREAST 2013 Keynote: The Mismeasure of Software: The Last Talk on Measurement You’ll Ever Need to Hear[presentation]
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Lee Copeland maintains that most organizations have some kind of metrics program—and almost all are ineffective. After explaining the concept of measurement, Lee describes two key reasons for these almost universal metrics program failures.

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
6 Essential Cloud Testing Features[presentation]
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Quality assurance engineers spend more time preparing for testing than doing actual testing and test hardware and software infrastructure is typically underutilized. Research shows that a combination of SaaS and IaaS technology is best suited to decrease those peripheral activities. 

Mughees Minhas, Oracle
STAREAST 2013 Keynote: Surviving or Thriving: Top Ten Lessons for the Professional Tester[presentation]
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As testers and test managers we often find ourselves struggling just to survive within our organization—sometimes with the possibility of job loss due to outsourcing looming. Often, we are told to become more “effective,” “efficient,” and do “more with less.” 

Lloyd Roden, Lloyd Roden Consultancy
Seven Things a Tester Should Know[presentation]
Video

Microsoft Visual Studio Test Professional is a comprehensive software testing solution targeted at software testing practitioners. In this session you will be introduced to the powerful tools and capabilities of the solution in addressing the demands of full lifecycle software testing...

Theresa Lanowitz and Charles Sterling, Microsoft
Emerging Wave of Digital Strategy and Way Forward for Assurance Services[presentation]
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Social media, big data, cloud, analytics and mobility have driven an aggressive digital disruption across many industries. Tuned to these imperatives, organizations are planning to implement holistic digital strategies to stay competitive.

Prasad Mk, Tata Consultancy Services
Achieving Quality in the Future of Software Delivery[presentation]
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Companies are under tremendous pressure to quickly deliver new innovative applications that exploit the unique capabilities of new channels, while building upon decades of IT investment. The meaning of quality and the expectations placed on testing are also evolving. 

Peter Klenk, IBM

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