• July 15, 2011 15 Jul'11

    Scrum in sales: Q&A with Scrum founding father Jeff Sutherland

    As Scrum grows as a software development methodology, it also has expanded to business areas including marketing, management, operations and sales. Learn more in this interview with one of Scrum's founding fathers, Jeff Sutherland.

  • July 15, 2011 15 Jul'11

    Large-scale Agile product management with Alan Shalloway

    Learn more about the struggles large organizations face when transitioning to Agile, and how to address these issues, in SSQ contributor Matt Heusser’s interview with Agile 2011 presenter Alan Shalloway.

  • July 15, 2011 15 Jul'11

    Developers testing software: Q&A with Agile guru Elisabeth Hendrickson

    Agile guru Elisabeth Hendrickson explains her thoughts on programmers who test their own code and also explains more about her roles on Entaggle and the Agile Alliance Functional Test Tools efforts.

  • July 08, 2011 08 Jul'11

    Application performance management with author Michael J. Sydor

    Application performance management (APM) is an important and complex piece of software development. In his book, APM best practices: Realizing Application Performance Management, Michael J. Sydor ...

  • June 23, 2011 23 Jun'11

    The difficulties of managing change

    What do you think of when you hear the words "change management?" Do you think about big organizational change and the processes needed to help gain acceptance? Do you think of managing ...

  • June 23, 2011 23 Jun'11

    ALM survey shows release management to be top use of ALM

    Vendors are actively coming up with new Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions for organizations doing software development. Are they hitting the mark? Results are out today from a recent ...

  • June 22, 2011 22 Jun'11

    C/C++ developers: New training options for secure coding

    Software developers face ongoing changes and challenges when it comes to ensuring their coding is secure, particularly since so many applications are now vulnerable to attacks from the farthest ...

  • June 22, 2011 22 Jun'11

    Writing About Testing (WAT): A conference for software testers who write

    Style and grace were the values emphasized at the 2011 conference in Durango for testers who write about the art. SSQ Agile expert Lisa Crispin attended this conference and brings back the highlights.

  • June 20, 2011 20 Jun'11

    Testers integrating with development team in the Agile lifecycle

    One of the differences between a traditional software development lifecycle and an Agile lifecycle is not just how developers, business people and testers collaborate, but when they collaborate. In ...

  • June 17, 2011 17 Jun'11

    Where do managers fit in an Agile world?

    Do self-directed teams need managers? One of the sessions I attended at the recent Agile Development Practices West conference dealt with the role of the manager in Agile development. The session, ...

  • 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 ...