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Agile Dev, Better Software & DevOps Conference East 2016

Agile East Agile Metrics: Make Better Decisions with Data

Some consider measurement in agile development destructive—or at the very least useless. Larry Maccherone disagrees and offers insight into how you can use metrics in an agile environment to make life better. How do you know when you are ready to introduce metrics into the environment?

Larry Maccherone
Agile East Agile Requirements—From Breadth to Depth

Requirements elicitation and documentation can be frustrating in an agile process. Some interpret the Agile Manifesto statement “working software over comprehensive documentation” to mean that no requirements documentation is warranted because the code documents the requirements. Others...

Ken Pugh
Agile East Agile Snafus: When Good Teams Go Bad

Agile done well can lead to great successes—rapid delivery of business and user value, high product quality, fast time to market, and engineering productivity. Agile done poorly leads to skepticism of the methodologies, distrust of the principles, and failure to deliver—in essence, a snafu...

James Waletzky

STARCANADA 2016 - Software Testing Conference

Accessibility Standards and Testing Techniques: Be Inclusive or Be Left Behind

While Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessibility for a wider spectrum of users—including the blind—and their interfaces is being required by law across more jurisdictions, testing for it remains limited, naïve, and too late. The consequences of staying ignorant include...

David Best, Sandy Feldman, and Rob Harvie
Add Security Testing Tools to Your Delivery Pipeline

Developing a delivery pipeline means more than just adding automated deploys to the development cycle. To be successful, quality testing of all types must be incorporated throughout the process to ensure that problems aren’t slipping through. Those checks must include security, or you risk...

Gene Gotimer
Addressing the Challenges of Mobile Test Automation

As technology continues to disrupt every industry, mobile applications are increasingly becoming a primary way to interact with customers. Mobile application test automation tools and frameworks are far from being as mature as web test automation tools. The mobile test automation space...

Pradeep Macharla

Agile Dev, Better Software & DevOps Conference West 2016

A Case Study in Metrics-Driven DevOps

It seems impossible for a DevOps team to even attempt planning its work. The team deals with customers’ never-ending requests and constantly-changing priorities. And don’t forget those unfriendly infrastructure errors that always seem to show up at the worst possible time. Best to live...

Ben Vining
A Simple Tool for Speaking Honestly and Constructively

Are you on a team where people avoid conflict or shy away from saying anything that might sound critical? Reluctance to speak up can block important challenges from being identified, and deny your team and organization the opportunity to learn and improve. According to Lorraine Aguilar...

Lorraine Aguilar
Agile Hacks: Creative Solutions for Common Agile Issues

Whether you are just starting agile or have already made the transition to using agile in your organization, you may face the issues that Susan McNamara describes. Is your team not firing on all cylinders? Do people feel stuck or bored? Is your team having trouble getting to Done at the...

Susan McNamara

STAREAST 2016 - Software Testing Conference

(Almost) Everything I Know about Testing I Learned Playing Poker

When I was in high school, I always enjoyed weekly poker games with my friends. As I began my testing career, I realized many poker skills that I honed years ago are similar to those I need to be a good software tester. In poker, resource allocation (betting with chips) is easier knowing...

Matthew Eakin
A Tester’s Experience with User Experience Mapping

Let's take an off-the-beaten-path approach to quality—testing based on actual user experiences. Being aware of surroundings and emotions while using intuition and instincts are attributes of great testing. With the right tools and approaches, we can learn to tap into users’ experiences to...

Marjana Shammi
Acceptance- and Behavior-Driven Development with Cucumber: Three Case Studies

Acceptance test-driven development (ATDD), behavior-driven development (BDD), and Cucumber promise many benefits related to your user story acceptance tests. They promise tighter collaboration between the product owner and the team. They promise the ability for the product owner and...

Mary Thorn

Mobile Dev + Test 2016

10,000 Years in Your Pocket: The Deep History of Your Mobile Device

We live in amazing times with amazing technology all around us. And mobile technology, delivered in iPhones and Android devices, is possibly the most amazing of all. While we designers, developers, and testers strive to make fantastic mobile apps and products, we often spend our efforts...

James Dempsey
Apple Watch, Wearables, and Mobile Data—with IBM MobileFirst

Wearables are the ultimate in personal computing, the most personal devices ever created. Wearable devices offer new ways to collect data and respond to information about your health and the environment around you. Wearables introduce new interaction paradigms and new things to consider...

Marek Sadowski
Balancing New Tools and Technologies vs. Risk

Your engineering team wants to dive deeply into the newest programming tool or next generation technology for a mission critical project. How do you balance the promised rewards of a new language, software tool, or hardware technology with the risks of unstable software, hardware that does...

Ellen Shapiro

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