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Articles

How Collaboration Changes the Way Testers Think

It can be easy for testers to get into the mindset that they are the “Quality Police” solely in charge of when a product gets released. But when you share responsibility, ask questions, and talk to developers, customers, and stakeholders, you can really expand as a tester. Lisa Crispin details how collaboration has helped her grow.

Lisa Crispin's picture Lisa Crispin
A Tester among Developers: Life beyond the Code

Tester Anastasia Kotsevich got the chance to work side by side with her company’s coders. This experience opened her eyes to some problems she wasn’t aware of before, and some solutions: designating a common team goal and opening clear lines of communication.

Anastasia Kotsevich's picture Anastasia Kotsevich
Building Software Development Dashboards with Key Performance Indicators

Key performance indicators help managers gauge the team’s progress, understand what phase the project is in, and figure out where costs, goals, or processes need to be adjusted. This article details some typical KPIs to be used in dashboards to provide business analytics and communicate information in the most useful way.

Christian Fernando Kedidjian's picture Christian Fernando Kedidjian
What Does Digital Transformation Have to Do with Me?

For many IT organizations, customer demand necessitates delivering digital products. Unfortunately, the business side has different but equally challenging limitations when trying to plan and execute digital product development initiatives. How can IT and business work together on a successful digital transformation?

Kenton Bohn's picture Kenton Bohn Ryan McClish

Better Software Magazine Articles

Overcoming Challenges That Impact Product Delivery

Eric Winquist has considerable experience not only leading his company but also consulting with development teams. His advice to “link people to the work” is one of many golden nuggets of information that will help your team deliver projects on time.

Eric Winquist's picture Eric Winquist
Project Management in Cloud Development

Cloud-based software development definitely changes how project managers need to approach their projects and lead their teams. Cloud development is not the same as traditional software product  development and requires a unique mix of traditional project management and agility. Project managers considering working on cloud-based projects need to read what Sridhar Kethandapatti has to say.

Sridhar Kethandapatti's picture Sridhar Kethandapatti
Bringing Quality into DevOps

DevOps is represented by a set of principles and practices that help improve communication and collaboration between development and operations. Bob Aiello and Leslie Sachs have put together a great introduction showing how quality assurance needs to commence at the very start of a DevOps project.

Bob  Aiello's picture Bob Aiello Leslie Sachs
Monetization 2.0: The Evolution of Software Licensing

The cloud and the rapid migration to mobile devices and the Internet of Things have made traditional software licensing schemes obsolete. Omkar describes new software monetization based on business, pricing models, and usage.

Omkarnath Munipalle's picture Omkarnath Munipalle

Interviews

Why DevOps Changes Everything: An Interview with Jeff Payne
Podcast

In this interview, Coveros CEO and founder Jeff Payne explains why DevOps is changing everything. He talks about how DevOps has to be incorporated as a complete culture change, as well as the differences between good and bad DevOps implementation. 

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
Better Thinking for Better Software: Thinking Critically about Software Development: An Interview with Laurent Bossavit
Podcast

In this interview, software developer Laurent Bossavit talks about why we need to think more critically about software development. He dispels common misconceptions about the industry and suggests better ways to improve the development process, such as agile and lean methods.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
Innovation from the Tester’s Viewpoint: An Interview with Jason Arbon
Podcast

In this interview, Jason Arbon, founder of appdiff.com and a keynote speaker at STAREAST, talks about all things testing. He explains why testing is the most underappreciated side of application development, as well as how you can push for innovation and, if necessary, fail gracefully.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
The Perfect Storm: Mobile Application Quality: An Interview with Jeff Payne
Podcast

In this interview, Coveros CEO and founder, Jeff Payne, discusses mobile application quality. The Mobile Dev+Test speaker explains how much the advent of mobile devices has changed the development game, including both benefits and challenges he's experienced. 

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin

Conference Presentations

The Roots of Agility
Video

What we mean by Agile is becoming less and less clear. Rob Myers shares sixteen years of history and observation, noting the amazingly diverse ideologies and...

Rob Myers
Lightning Strikes the Keynotes
Video

Throughout the years, Lightning Talks have been a popular part of the STAR conferences. If you’re not familiar with the concept, Lightning Talks consists of a series of five-minute talks by different speakers within one presentation period. Lightning Talks are the...

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Continuous Testing and New Tools for Automation
Video

Learn how you can create a full continuous integration solution entirely in the cloud using GitHub, Selenium, Sauce Labs, and Travis CI. Michael Redman will show you how to take...

Michael Redman, Sauce Labs
Career and Organizational Development Within a Software Testing Environment
Slideshow

Being a software tester has its own unique set of challenges. To help testers overcome these challenges, it is vital to set up a system where employees have available a number of development opportunities, including on-the-job mentorship, coaching, classroom training, and a defined career...

Nate Shapiro, Blizzard Entertainment

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