Application Lifecycle Management

  • April 14, 2010 14 Apr'10

    Agile conference touts ALM tools

    Last week I had the opportunity to attend SQE's complimentary "Agile Comes to You" conference in Colorado Springs. A group of vendors that integrate well to create an Agile ALM experience was on ...

  • April 12, 2010 12 Apr'10

    The Boutique Tester

    Some books say that if our projects are not “properly” controlled, if our written specifications are not always complete and up to date, if our code is not properly organized according to whatever ...

  • April 08, 2010 08 Apr'10

    A modern way of gathering requirements: Visualizations

    If a picture's worth a thousand words, a visualization's worth a thousand pictures. A "visualization" is a term used to describe a functional software prototype.  This form of rapid User Interface ...

  • April 06, 2010 06 Apr'10

    Can iRise, an enterprise visualization tool, aid business analysts?

    The age old expression, "we are on two different pages" may no longer apply to analysts discussing application functionality with business stakeholders. It is a common problem in the software ...

  • March 31, 2010 31 Mar'10

    Software tool and quality certifications: Valuable or useless?

    There are a bunch of software quality certifications and more popping up all the time. Some of the classics are those offered by ASQ (American Society for Quality), IIST (International Institute ...

  • March 29, 2010 29 Mar'10

    James Whittaker on exploratory testing and scenario-based exploration

    Last fall I listened to James Whittaker talk about his book, "Exploratory Testing," at a virtual presentation hosted by uTest. I have since been able to read the book and follow-up with Whittaker ...

  • March 29, 2010 29 Mar'10

    Software development QA issues run parallel to automobile manufacturing mistakes

    Proceeding a Webcast session with Theresa Lanowitz earlier this week, Lanowitz and I entered the post Webcast debriefing room (basically a private phone conference line) where we had the ...

  • March 22, 2010 22 Mar'10

    Follow SearchSoftwareQuality on Facebook and Twitter

    For most of you in the software development space, and for me in choosing online software journalism as a career, there is a tremendous amount of our time spent in front of computers and online. If ...

  • March 19, 2010 19 Mar'10

    Too old to learn new technologies? Never!

    Recently SearchSoftwareQuality published a Q&A with Navot Peled, CEO of Gizmox Ltd, entitled How new Web application platforms put dev/test pros' careers at risk.  It's not often that I ...

  • March 18, 2010 18 Mar'10

    TSS Java Symposium 2010: Dependencies, complexity make software QA tricky

    QA managers, take heart! Not all Java developers think that software quality processes are an unnecessary overhead. The proof? This week’s strong attendance and busy during and post-session ...

  • March 17, 2010 17 Mar'10

    Automated testing of Rich Internet Applications (RIA)

    Igor Gershovich, president and principal consultant of Connected Testing, Inc. spoke this month at the Software Quality Association of Denver (SQuAD) meeting. The topic is one the group had been ...

  • March 15, 2010 15 Mar'10

    How do job-seekers gain Agile skills?

    As a recent job-seeker, I'm well aware that it's a tough market out there.  Employers can afford to be picky and many of them are looking for software quality professionals with years of agile ...

  • March 08, 2010 08 Mar'10

    Sharma opines on software QA trends: Risk, ROI, compliance

    Trends in software quality assurance's "four Rs" -- Risk, Return on investment (ROI), Regulatory compliance and Rich customer experience -- were the main thrust of my recent conversation with ...

  • March 03, 2010 03 Mar'10

    Real-world Agile: The advantage of Product Owner demos

    During a discussion about Scrum at the Boulder Agile User Group (BAUG) meeting recently, Paul Quarles of Oppenheimer Funds shared his experience as a  Product Owner demoing to the business in a ...

  • March 03, 2010 03 Mar'10

    Regression test, reporting tools mark VersionOne's new release

    VersionOne, an Agile-focused application lifecycle management product (ALM) vendor, has just released Ultimate Edition, a suite of software testing and management tools that includes current and ...