Application Lifecycle Management

  • June 09, 2011 09 Jun'11

    What happens in Vegas...

      ...ends up on -- at least when what's happening in Vegas is a software quality conference. Last week SQE's Agile Development Practices West and Better Software ...

  • June 09, 2011 09 Jun'11

    Linda Rising at ADP West: Deception and estimating

    "Every conference should have a weird talk," began Linda Rising at the Agile Development West keynote this morning. "No one wants to talk about deficiencies in their brains." I guess it should be ...

  • June 08, 2011 08 Jun'11

    Lyssa Adkins: What happens when an Agile team plateaus?

    Many people have trouble with Agile transition and all the changes that can occur. Others have mastered the transition, seen improvements, but then hit a plateau, or even what might be seen as a ...

  • June 08, 2011 08 Jun'11

    George Dinwiddie on cultural change

    One of the really cool things about attending software and QA conferences is having the opportunity to sit face to face with many of the authors and industry leaders who I've read about or ...

  • June 08, 2011 08 Jun'11

    Ellen Gottesdiener: Requirements management in Agile vs. traditional

    We all know that the requirements portion of the development life cycle can be a huge challenge. People often say that Agile development allows for more flexibility with requirements, but how are ...

  • June 08, 2011 08 Jun'11

    Geoff Bellman at ADP West keynote: Extraordinary groups

    I'm here at Agile Development Practices West in Las Vegas, once again learning from and chatting with some of our industry's great leaders. The morning keynote was given by Geoff Bellman, who has ...

  • June 02, 2011 02 Jun'11

    The complexities of developing Agile embedded software

    Developing traditional software applications is difficult enough. Developing embedded software systems, applications that run on specialized devices, adds an additional layer of complication. In ...

  • May 12, 2011 12 May'11

    Educational opportunities for software quality and test professionals

    I've often heard people express concern about the lack of educational resources available for software testers. Industry leaders like Cem Kaner and Tom Delmonte have been leading efforts ...

  • May 11, 2011 11 May'11

    uTest takes crowdsourcing to the next level: Community management

    Crowdsource test group uTest announced Wednesday three new programs that will both provide opportunities for leaders and for those who want to enhance their professional development skills: ...

  • May 10, 2011 10 May'11

    Exploratory test design with Paul Carvalho

    One definition for exploratory testing is "simultaneous learning, test design and execution." In Paul Carvalho's concurrent session at STAREAST, he spoke specifically about the test design part of ...

  • May 10, 2011 10 May'11

    Kristan Vingrys from Thoughtworks: An Agile build pipeline

    Another presenter that I was able to speak with at last week's STAREAST conference in Orlando was Kristan Vingrys from Thoughtworks. Vingrys is the Global Test Practice Lead for ThoughtWorks. In ...

  • May 10, 2011 10 May'11

    Gojco Adzic: A changing culture is the most difficult problem testers face

    I had the pleasure of sharing breakfast with Gojco (pronounced "Goyco") Adzic at last week's STAREAST conference. Adzic delivered one of the keynotes at the conference, title "Sleeping with the ...

  • May 09, 2011 09 May'11

    Data warehouse automation: Vasudeva Naidu from Infosys at STAREAST

    Many of the attendees at STAREAST are looking for ways to become more efficient with their test efforts. Infosys leader Vasudeva Naidu is responsible for helping to find accelerators for the ...

  • May 09, 2011 09 May'11

    Janet Gregory explains why some people prefer story boards over tools

    I'm a huge proponent of Agile methodologies, but I have to admit, one thing I never really understood is why some people prefer story boards over tools to track projects. It always seemed to me ...

  • May 09, 2011 09 May'11

    Naomi Karten: Chaos is normal with change

    Author and speaker Naomi Karten delivered the Wednesday morning keynote at this year's STAREAST conference, and talked about managing and embracing organizational change. She opened her ...