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(Almost) Painless Code Reviews[presentation]

Peer code review is universally acknowledged as a valuable practice that often catches 60 percent to 90 percent of the bugs in code.

Frederic Boulanger, Macadamian Technologies Inc
Unitizing Legacy and New Code for Unit Testing[presentation]

All code is unit testable, regardless of its origin and current state. Although it may not appear so, there are techniques you can use to safely get any piece of code under automated unit tests.

Michael Feathers, Object Mentor
Using Code Metrics to Target Refactoring[presentation]

Often times, deciding what code to refactor (rewrite) is based upon the code's smell, a subjective determination by developers.

Andrew Glover, Vanward Technologies
Defect Prediction with Reliability Growth Modeling[presentation]

Although typically used at places like NASA, reliability growth modeling also can be used for common business and financial applications.

Michael Allegra, GSX
You've Just Been Named Manager of Software Process Improvement[presentation]

We have all heard of the accidental project manager, but how about the accidental irocess improvement manager?

Sandi Oswalt, First American Credco
Establishing a CMMI Compliant Metrics Program[presentation]

Implementing a useful measurement program that also addresses the measurement requirements of the SEI CMMI® process areas can be a daunting task.

Steven Lett, The David Consulting Group
A Manager's Survival Guide to Going Agile[presentation]

When software development teams move to Agile methodologies, they often leave the project managers behind.

Michele Sliger, Rally Software Development
Agile Process Improvement and the Evolution toward Software Factories[presentation]

The concept of software factories is becoming a hot topic in software engineering circles. So, how can the factory model fit with Agile development practices?

Introduction to Agile Coaching Techniques[presentation]

In Agile processes such as Scrum and eXtreme Programming (XP), there is a coach whose primary function is to shepherd the process along and help keep everyone on the same page.

Christian Sepulveda, Nominum Inc
A Guide to Using XP for Geographically Distributed Development Teams[presentation]

It has been said that eXtreme Programming (XP) and Agile development work only for development teams working closely together and collocated with their users.

Mark Striebeck, VA Software Corporation
Let's Do It Over Again: Configuration Mismanagement Techniques[presentation]

Being told about good configuration management practices is boring and does not do this vital process justice. What if you do it badly, as many development groups do today?

Mark Pellegrini, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Getting to the Promised Land with CMMI® and CMM® Processess[presentation]

In hopes of delivering better software, cheaper and faster, many organizations have implemented the Capability Maturity Model (CMM®) or the Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI®) for Software.

Rick Hefner, Northrop Grumman Corporation
How Testers Can Fill the Requirements Gap[presentation]

Testers frequently are frustrated by having to test a system without an adequate understanding of the expected results of the tests, often because the requirements are not well-documented.

Robin Goldsmith, Go Pro Management, Inc.
Better Software Conference 2005: Software Production Line Automation with Concurrent Development[presentation]

In some contexts, the software development process can be optimized when it is thought of-and run-like a highly automated manufacturing production line.

C Thomas Tyler, The Go To Group Inc
Project Driven vs. People Driven Technical Management[presentation]

Technical managers often find that their time is taken up by tasks that have the greatest urgency and those that seem to offer the most benefit.

Marty King, Hospira, Inc.


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