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  • A case study in the use of automation

    Employers are looking for testers with automation skills, but what exactly does that mean? Agile expert and co-author of Agile Testing Lisa Crispin describes real-life examples of the use of tools ...

  • Automated test scripts: The Smartphones of testing

    From test-driven development to GUI automation, author and Agile expert Lisa Crispin describes the many uses for automation in software testing. By using tools and programming techniques to automat...

  • Selecting automated test tools for Agile development

    Software consultant Nari Kannan describes the differences in selecting automated test tools for Agile methodologies as opposed to waterfall/SDLC and Agile ones. The nature of Agile development meth...

  • Real world Agile: Gaining internal acceptance

    Gaining buy-in for an Agile transition can be a challenge. People are naturally resistant to change. Without a united team, Scrum Masters have difficulty maintaining the discipline needed for a suc...

  • Automated and exploratory UI testing

    Should user interface (UI) testing be automated or exploratory? In this tip, SSQ contributor Chris McMahon answers that both automated and exploratory testing can be used for UI testing, and what i...

  • Test automation: When, how and how much

    Test automation has often been touted as an important part of an organization's quality strategy. However, it's not a silver bullet. In this tip, consultant David Johnson describes important consid...

  • Agile ALM tools: How they differ from traditional tools

    Software consultant Nari Kannan describes the differences between agile application lifecycle management (ALM) tools and traditional lifecycle management software. Agile ALM tools are more tightly ...

  • Optimizing your mobile website for all devices

    When your Web application goes mobile, your users may see some strange results if you’re not careful. In this tip, consultant Judith Myerson discusses four strategies that will help you make sure y...

  • Large-scale Agile: Making the transition to Scrum

    Transitioning to Scrum does not happen overnight, particularly with a large team. In this tip, software consultant Matt Heusser defines a strategy for an incremental transition rather than a "big b...

  • Security hardening for mobile and embedded software

    With the increasing number of mobile devices and application downloads by consumers, application security is becoming more important than ever. In this tip, application hardening tools and the use ...

  • Specialized testing for your enterprise application

    In this tip, Judith Myerson describes examples of five types of testing for your enterprise applications: cloud testing, user acceptance testing, modular testing, agile testing and incremental test...

  • Transitioning to distributed Agile: University study

    A study done at Pace University produced a report outlining an application development effort of five students in three countries. The development team used Scrum in a distributed fashion to develo...

  • Best practices for mixing Agile and outsourcing

    Software consultant Nari Kannan describes how to mix Agile practices with outsourcing. Some of the best practices that can be adopted to make this effort successful are reducing risks up front with...

  • Agile testing on large-scale projects

    What are key factors to success in agile testing efforts on large-scale projects? Consultant David Johnson suggests they are experience, your agile approach, the size and complexity of your non-agi...

  • Managing large Agile application lifecycle projects

    Index cards and sticky notes might work for small teams, but for large projects, your tool set is going to need more sophistication. In this tip, contributor Chris McMahon explains the importance o...

  • Planning for Agile development projects

    Whether a small Web application or a large-scale enterprise application, planning is essential. Agile expert Lisa Crispin describes the balance between "big design up front" and diving in without ...

  • Eight steps for a successful software release

    Have you done everything to prepare for a successful software release? Software project manager Kay Diller describes eight things you can do to ensure your deployment will go smoothly. From creatin...

  • Software iteration deployment: retrospectives

    The end of a software iteration marks a time when there should be retrospectives, feedback from customers and celebration. SSQ Contributor Chris McMahon describes his end-of-iteration experiences i...

  • Software test management: Reporting for business

    Test managers are often at a loss for creating a report that will be most useful for business users. Software consultant Catherine Powell gives step-by-step advice to test managers on how to identi...

  • Best practices for building high-performing teams

    How do development organizations stay competitive? A recent Forrester report has shown that the three best practices for building a high-performing application development team are 1) recruit the r...