• November 12, 2010 12 Nov'10

    Helping exploratory testers prepare for Agile development iterations

    Agile testing author Lisa Crispin describes the role of testers in agile development, beginning with helping customers to articulate user stories. The tester is involved in activities such as happy path testing, exploratory testing and team ...  Continue Reading

  • November 12, 2010 12 Nov'10

    Moving Agile development teams beyond "rejection" stories

    Agile testing author Lisa Crispin explains that by practicing the "whole team" approach, there is no such thing as a rejected story. Using this collaborative approach, the programmers and testers work together throughout the iteration with frequent ...  Continue Reading

  • November 12, 2010 12 Nov'10

    How to bond with your team when you're the only remote member

    One of the most difficult team configurations is the type when there is only one remote team member. Site editor Yvette Francino gives advice on ways for a sole remote team member to bond with the others using technology and communication to form ...  Continue Reading

  • November 12, 2010 12 Nov'10

    Virtual team building

    Just because your team is spread across different sites, that doesn't mean you have to give up on team building. In this expert response, SSQ site editor Yvette Francino gives advice on how you can creatively engage your geographically dispersed ...  Continue Reading

  • November 11, 2010 11 Nov'10

    How does ALM differ from SDLC?

    In this expert response, Mike Jones explains that SDLC is a subset of ALM with ALM covering the processes for all products in a portfoli. He also gives some specific recommendations of when you might want to use a waterfall SDLC and when it might be...  Continue Reading

  • November 11, 2010 11 Nov'10

    What exactly is an ALM tool?

    Application lifecycle management expert Mike Jones explains the characteristics of tools for ALM. Jones talks about the concept of an ALM framework which is concerned with both the processes and the tools needed in the lifecycle, and clarifies some...  Continue Reading

  • November 10, 2010 10 Nov'10

    Applying lean concepts to software testing

    If we're going to use a factory analogy for software development, shouldn't we at least study the techniques modern factories use? In this tip, software quality expert Matt Heusser describes concepts used first for lean manufacturing, which are now ...  Continue Reading