Project Management

Interviews

Why Planning Collaboration Is a Must: An Interview with Griffin Jones

Collaboration can bring chaos, but Griffin Jones explains in this insightful interview how proper planning can greatly reduce the chances of chaos while increasing the likelihood for success on many development projects.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
Why the BA Is Essential to Agile Development: An Interview with Steve Adolph
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Steve Adolph explains why the BA's role on an agile project cannot be overvalued, due to their immense communication and collaboration skills. Steve describes the best BAs as "boundary spanners" who know the importance of keeping everyone sitting together, and most importantly—talking.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
Matt Barcomb suggests some patterns for team collaboration From One Expert to Another: Matt Barcomb

Janet Gregory and Matt Barcomb are presenting "Patterns for Team Collaboration: Toward Whole-team Quality" at the Agile Development Conference West 2013. In this interview, they discuss the value of patterns and the meaning of "whole-team quality."

Janet Gregory's picture Janet Gregory
Realizing the Value of Testing: An Interview with Iain McCowatt

We sat down with Iain McCowatt, a program test manager at CGI in Halifax, Canada, in order to learn more about the role that testers play in making their worth known to the world around them.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
Your Own Cloud-Based Test Lab: An Interview with Leslie Segal

In a recent interview with Leslie Segal, we learned why seemingly attractive cloud-based performance and load testing tools aren't as beneficial as having your very own cloud-based test lab. You may rethink what's easiest or best for your team after hearing what Leslie has to say.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
How to Not Test Everything: An Interview with Eric Jacobson

We sat down with Eric Jacobson, quality assurance manager at Turner Broadcast Systems, to learn more about why testers don't need to test everything on a project—no matter who taught them that they should. Eric shared some interesting ways to stop this potentially quality harming trend.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
Scott Ross Building Trust and Culture in Teams: An Interview with Scott Ross

Scott Ross is presenting a session named "Leveraging Core Values for Healthier, More Productive Teams" at the 2012 Better Software Conference East. Scott shared with us the importance of maintaining a positive culture around development teams in order to keep everyone happy, healthy, and productive.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
Mathew Bissett Testing Early and Often: An Interview with Matthew Bissett

In this interview, Matthew Bissett, the test manager responsible for the integration and testing of his area's flagship system for Her Majesty's Government, shares his thoughts with us on the importance of early testing in order to rapidly speed up software releases.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
Agile software professional Linda Rising Effective Influence Strategies: An Interview with Linda Rising

The ability to influence others is an invaluable tool, especially for those in software. We had the opportunity to speak with Linda ahead of her upcoming presentation titled "Influence Strategies for Software Professionals" which she'll give at the Better Software Conference East.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
Alan Page From One Expert to Another: Alan Page on Critical Thinking

Alan Page has done his share of hands-on testing and team management in his years at Microsoft (he's also the co-author of How We Test Software at Microsoft). Alan discusses the importance of honing your critical-thinking skills and offers some tips for out-of-box thinking.

Joey McAllister's picture Joey McAllister

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