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Agile DevOps Adapting Your Organization and Teams for Agile
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As more and more companies and teams transform to agile, the challenges become more diverse and affect how teams execute and the personal careers/ambitions of team members. Agile transformation poses challenges that span product architectures, products modularization, execution velocity...

Nir Szilagyi
Agile DevOps DevOps: The Key to Quality-Driven Development
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Rapidly evolving business demands and competitive environments pose challenges to increase the speed of delivery and do better with less. This often results in sacrificing quality and failing to understand that a minimum viable product must be “viable” to the customer. When organizations...

Gajan Pathmanathan
Agile DevOps Metrics to Assess Risk in DevOps
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As software development becomes more value-focused, the need for a fluid production process emerges. That process is DevOps. However, when the number of release cycles rises, so does the risk of disruptive code entering the system and eroding the value that development creates. 

Bill Dickenson
STAREAST Testing Owning Quality: The Culture of Empowerment at Riot Games
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At Riot Games, the League of Legends team faces the challenge of delivering content patches to a global audience on a tight timeline—every two weeks. By employing the tenets of the company’s core values (the Riot Manifesto), QA representatives work to ensure the highest possible quality...

Jane Jeffers
STAREAST Testing Software Quality: A Cross-Organizational Competency
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Historically, testers have served as the last line of defense and have been tasked with identifying and driving software defect resolution before promoting code into a production environment. Kevin Dunne explains that in this model, testers have been responsible for testing the code...

Kevin Dunne
STAREAST Testing Data Quality at the Speed of Work
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In this fast-paced data-driven world, the fallout from a single data quality issue can cost thousands of dollars in a matter of hours. To catch these issues quickly, system monitoring for data quality requires a different set of strategies from other continuous regression efforts. Like a...

Shauna Ayers
STARCanada Logo Quality-Driven Delivery in IT
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Compromising on quality and customer experience is not an option for IT organizations anymore. To remain relevant, IT organizations and their software development arms must re-imagine how they operate, amplifying their focus on quality while accelerating time to market. Join Doug Sanders...

Douglas Sanders
STARCanada Logo Agile QA & Test: A Shift in Mindset from Finding to Preventing Bugs
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Although most software companies have adopted agile development these days, many still treat quality assurance (QA) as something that gets handled when coding is done and is “ready for test.” Use of this waterfall method to ensure quality costs teams in rework, context switching, slower...

Oscar Gracia and Todd Albers
What Time Is It Over There? Managing Your Global QA Team
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Cheaper … faster … smarter—words familiar to modern QA test team leaders everywhere. Although many organizations recognize that a globally-distributed QA model will achieve some of these objectives, it comes with obvious challenges. Lack of immediate communication, not knowing what the...

Elizabeth Wisdom
Collocated West Logo Predictive Test Planning to Improve System Quality
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Penny McVay shares how her team approached improving the quality of a large policy-writing application for a global insurance carrier. The application has many pieces and parts, thousands of lines of code are changed monthly, and the business depends on a stable application. To mitigate...

Penny McVay

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