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Wabi-Sabi Your DevSecOps[presentation]
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The ability of DevSecOps to produce secure code requires the merging of two very different cultures: AppSec and DevOps.

Brittany Greenfield
Where Does Data Come From?[presentation]
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With all the tools available on the market, it can be overwhelming to figure out which ones might meet your needs and which ones will work best for you to create a high-performing team.

Jennifer Bonine
What “Good” Looks Like: The 4 Quadrants of Product Ownership[presentation]
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The product owner role was introduced in Scrum in 1993, so the role has been around for more than twenty-five years. Yet we still struggle with the nature of it. Is it simple or complex? Is it inward- or outward-facing?

Bob Galen
Journey without Fear: Leading Your Teams to High Performance[presentation]
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Psychological safety has been identified by Google’s Project Aristotle as a top condition for creating high-performing teams.

Dana Pylayeva
DevOps for the Agile Practitioner[presentation]
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As an agile coach, ScrumMaster, or product owner, you interact with technical teams every day, even though you may not have a technical background yourself.

Lee Eason
8 Ways to Ruin Your One-on-Ones: An Interview with Jason Wick[interview]
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In this interview, Jason Wick, senior manager at MakeMusic, discusses his STAREAST presentation about eight ways you could be making your one-on-one meetings completely useless. He discusses in depth what he feels is the number one way to ruin these meetings: holding back on feedback. He also offers advice on how you can educate your team leader to avoid the pitfalls that lead to ineffective one-on-ones.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Melissa Tondi Embracing Tools and Technology in QA: An Interview with Melissa Tondi[interview]
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In this interview, Melissa Tondi, senior QA strategist at Rainforest, discusses the foundation you need in order to have a positive introduction for new tools and technologies. She explains why the team leader has to understand what motivates each individual and how to get them excited about their job. Melissa says team members also have to realize that if they are in any way involved in testing software, they are a technologist, so they have to embrace the tools and technology that will continuously improve and streamline repetitive tasks.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Adam Satterfield The Who, What, Where, When, and How of Test Strategies: An Interview with Adam Satterfield[interview]
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In this interview, Adam Satterfield, director of testing and quality at Anthem, discusses the core components that testers need to understand in order to create a test strategy in an agile environment. He also talks about the need to build better communication skills through active listening. And Adam offers advice on sharing the things you have learned through blogging, writing for sites like the TechWell community sites, or becoming a presenter at a conference, as well as the benefits you can gain from that.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
String lights shining on a story book Business Storytelling in an Agile Context[article]

Storytelling in business is about sharing the context—explaining different aspects of the same information through different perspectives, such as the customer’s wishes or various internal department needs. The more each person shares their point of view, the more the knowledge deepens, which provides a solid story in a business context. Here's how storytelling can help your agile team.

Karen N. Johnson's picture Karen N. Johnson
Agile Transformation 101: A Conversation with Adam Auerbach[interview]
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Adam Auerbach, VP of Quality Engineering at EPAM Systems, chats with TechWell Community Manager Owen Gotimer about how an inexperienced team can start its agile transformation, the value of stand-ups and retrospectives, and how to make remote teams feel more connected.

Owen Gotimer's picture Owen Gotimer
Bob Galen Strategic Leadership in Agile: An Interview with Bob Galen[interview]
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In this interview, Bob Galen, principal agile coach at Vaco Agile, talks about the importance of getting rid of silos by breaking down the barriers of “them and us” and becoming “we.” He also discusses the need for agile managers to steer away from a tactical management view toward a more strategic leadership view. That means leading their teams by setting expectations and guidelines and being available to help if needed, but ultimately just trusting their teams to get the job done.

Owen Gotimer's picture Owen Gotimer
Person using a screen reader Fitting Accessibility Testing into Agile Development[article]

The concept of accessibility has been around for more than twenty years, yet it’s only recently that more companies have started including it in their development efforts. Developers and testers are recognizing the advantages of incorporating accessibility techniques into their processes. Here are some of these methods specific to agile software development, including a handy checklist.

Albert Gareev's picture Albert Gareev
Testing Uncertainty—and a Chatbot Named Ginger[presentation]
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Rajni Singh
Virtual Insanity: Overcoming the Pains of Managing Remote Test Teams[presentation]
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Matthew Weinstock
The ROI of One-On-Ones[presentation]
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Having regular one-on-ones is the key to supporting employee performance. As a leader, you know regular conversations are important. When can you find time? How can you make them more productive?

Dawn Jardine

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