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Collocated East Logo Removing the Silos: When Agile, Lean, and DevOps Aren’t Enough
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Your organization has adopted some combination of agile, lean, and DevOps practices, yet you have a sinking feeling that it’s not working the way everyone hoped it would. You’re wondering if it’s because you work for a very large organization and all this talk about small, cross-functional...

Betty Zakheim
Collocated East Logo Don't Ask "Can You Hear Me Now?" Start Listening Instead
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Most of us believe we are good listeners. However, we often overestimate this skill and are hard-wired to short change it by making assumptions, providing answers, and jumping in when we think we know what people are trying to say. In doing so, we rob ourselves of the chance to encourage...

Judith Mills
Collocated East Logo Solve Everyday IT Problems with DevOps
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Some believe that DevOps is only applicable to Internet-based companies with a desire to disrupt existing businesses. On the contrary, DevOps practices can dramatically reduce many everyday IT problems—defects, incidents, waste, bottlenecks, downtime, and infrastructure fragility. 

Sherry Chang
Collocated East Logo DevOps Is More than Dev and Ops: It’s about Tearing Down Walls
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The word DevOps is quickly becoming the new Agile—an overused word that has lost its meaning. Cutting through the jargon, Lee Eason gets to the heart of what DevOps means, where it came from, and why it is crucial for your company to embrace it. If you want to deliver on the promise of...

Lee Eason
Collocated East Logo Transform Organizational Culture for DevOps Success
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An organization’s ability to adopt a DevOps approach for software delivery often hinges on a cultural transformation that may be more difficult than technology issues. The keys to success are change supported from the top down, combined with people on the front line who are willing to...

Al Wagner
Collocated East Logo Testing and Measurement in DevOps: Find Solutions—Not More Problems
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The promise of DevOps is to deliver new features faster following today’s best practices. However, blindly automating the delivery pipeline by installing Jenkins, Chef, and Docker without adapting test approaches will cause a great number of deployments to fail. While the tester’s role...

Andreas Grabner
STARCanada Logo Accessibility Standards and Testing Techniques: Be Inclusive or Be Left Behind
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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
STARCanada Logo IoT and Embedded Testing: A Roku Case Study
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With big hitters like Time Warner and HBO selectively testing Roku releases, testing these little boxes of joy is becoming more of a necessity in the IoT tester’s playbook. Join Rick Faulise as he shares the secrets of testing on a Roku device including how to get into the Roku interface...

Rick Faulise
Agile Testing for Embedded and IoT Software Development
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Much of the success of agile adoptions is due to the automated testing approach used in agile projects. Because many of these techniques were pioneered in the development of web applications, it can be difficult to see how these techniques can be leveraged for a project where software is...

Thomas Stiehm
A DevOps Primer: Whole Team Approaches for Better Software Quality
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With fingers wagging and eyes squinting, they query Why didn’t you find this problem during testing? How many times have you tried to defend yourself with things like We can’t test everything or It’s a corner case? Everyone knows you can’t improve quality with testing alone, so what can...

Marianne Hollier

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