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  • February 07, 2012 07 Feb'12

    Software testers on Agile teams shift to exploratory testing and code quality

    Find out what authors of "Essential Skills for the Agile Developer: A Guide to Better Programming and Design" feel is the new role of the tester and why this role continues to be essential.

  • February 07, 2012 07 Feb'12

    Agile development: Essential skills for the Agile developer

    Find out some very specific tips about practices and techniques that are necessary in Agile development.

  • January 12, 2012 12 Jan'12

    Lifecycle virtualization expedites Agile testing and ALM

    In this story, SSQ’s Yvette Francino explores how lifecycle virtualization ties in with continuous integration and modern ALM. CIOs and other decision makers will learn what analysts are saying about the next level of virtualization in their ...

  • January 03, 2012 03 Jan'12

    Collaboration, discipline and software quality: Wisdom from Uncle Bob Martin

    In this second of a two-part interview with renowned software development expert “Uncle Bob” Martin, we hear more of his thoughts on collaboration, discipline and measuring quality.

  • December 02, 2011 02 Dec'11

    The practical side of Agile Testing Days: Insights for software testing

    In this second of a two-part series about Agile Testing Days in Potsdam, Germany, Agile expert Lisa Crispin continues her account of the conference, describing some of the more practical and technical sessions.

  • December 02, 2011 02 Dec'11

    International conference coverage: The people side of Agile Testing Days

    Agile expert Lisa Crispin comes home inspired from Agile Testing Days in Potsdam, Germany. In this first part of a two-part series, Crispin summarizes sessions relating to teaming, learning and stepping out of your comfort zone.

  • November 14, 2011 14 Nov'11

    Agile is a culture, not a process

    Many people think of “Agile” as a methodology such as Scrum, and compare it to a Waterfall style of software development. However, Ken Howard and Barry Rogers explain in their book that Agile is a culture, not a process. In this second part of a ...

  • November 14, 2011 14 Nov'11

    Agile Manifesto interpretations: The importance of individuals and interactions

    Couched in terms of Agile development, Howard and Rogers explore the importance of strong leadership, communication, collaboration and teamwork using techniques such as self-directed teams and DISC analysis to understand communication styles in ...

  • November 02, 2011 02 Nov'11

    Changes in the way we measure software quality

    Over the years, the way we have developed software has changed, and thus the way we measure software quality has changed. In this third of our three-part interview with Capers Jones and Olivier Bonsignour, co-authors of “The Economics of Software ...

  • November 02, 2011 02 Nov'11

    Software quality attributes and their rankings

    How much do Agile techniques, Agile methodologies, automation, certifications, and a formal QA team affect quality? In this second part of a three-part interview, we explore some of the 121 software attributes ranked by quality value.

  • November 02, 2011 02 Nov'11

    Quality metrics: The economics of software quality

    In the first of a three-part interview with co-authors Capers Jones and Olivier Bonsignour, we are introduced to their new book, “The Economics of Software Quality.” They describe “structural quality” vs. “functional quality,” along with challenges ...

  • October 19, 2011 19 Oct'11

    Agile testing games at STPCon with Lanette Creamer

    In this interview, software consultant Lanette Creamer explains what Agile testing games are and how they can be used to develop the skills of software testers.

  • October 19, 2011 19 Oct'11

    Software development: Benefits of pairing programmers with non-programmers

    In this interview, consultant Lanette Creamer answers questions about how testers or others involved in software development can benefit from learning the language of programmers, even if they are not programmers themselves.

  • August 09, 2011 09 Aug'11

    Positive psychology on Agile teams

    Everyone, including Agile team members, can benefit from the power of positive thinking. The keynote speaker at this year’s Agile 2011 conference, Barbara Fredrickson, explained how positive psychology relates to success in Agile development, ...

  • August 09, 2011 09 Aug'11

    Contract negotiations evolve with Agile development: Q&A with Angela Druckman

    Standard methods for contract negotiation are changing as organizations adopt Agile development, according to Agile 2011 presenter Angela Druckman. This inteview examines practical considerations for developing contracts in an Agile environment.