• 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 08, 2010 08 Mar'10

    Software test expert: Why Agile teams' unit tests often fail

    For many software development teams, unit testing has become somewhat of a niche expertise and easily overlooked. Author Roy Osherove feels those who neglect unit testing only do so because of previous oversights. He is a firm advocate for unit ...

  • 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 ...

  • March 01, 2010 01 Mar'10

    Networking virtually at SSQ's application performance seminar

    Last week, I was able to attend a trade show, network with performance test experts, learn about some new performance test tools and hear some very informative presentations -- all free and from ...

  • March 01, 2010 01 Mar'10

    Just-enough application lifecycle management (ALM)

    Does Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) have to be hard to understand and costly to implement? Matt Heusser doesn't think so, and covers three different approaches in this tip, including advice for how you design your ALM strategy.

  • February 24, 2010 24 Feb'10

    Is Agile the only way? How does Lisa Crispin weigh in?

    The other day I posted a blog entitled: Methodology Wars: Agile or waterfall? Much to my delight, it has generated comments from both camps as well as from people who fall in-between, thinking a ...

  • February 24, 2010 24 Feb'10

    Where Agile development works and where it doesn't: A user story

    Agile development is continuing to gain momentum in the software development industry, for British Airways, whom recently joined the agile ranks, there are still areas where waterfall is their preferred methodology.

  • February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    Crowdsource specialist uTest launching new performance, load test offerings

    uTest, known for their crowdsourced approach to functional testing, is adding load and performance testing to their offerings. SearchSoftwareQuality got wind of uTest's news, to be formally ...

  • February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    CollabNet, Danube insiders discuss post-acquisition ALM product roadmap

    This week CollabNet made a move to strengthen its Agile application lifecycle management management (ALM) line by acquiring ScrumWorks-creator Danube. CollabNet's ALM products TeamForge and ...

  • February 22, 2010 22 Feb'10

    No silver bullets for software developers

    Matt Heusser challenges the idea that there are no silver bullets in software development, suggesting that new approaches to software delivery can actually change the essence of how the work is done, including examples for your team.

  • February 18, 2010 18 Feb'10

    Jason Huggins and Agile colleagues debate the future of test automation

    There has been a recent flurry of events in the Denver area catering to the agile enthusiast. This is the second event in a week where I've been able to personally meet with nationally-known agile ...

  • February 17, 2010 17 Feb'10

    Mike Cohn on estimating software in Agile environments

    Estimating software can be tricky.  Earlier this week, I'd written a tip about using Planning Poker for estimations in an Agile environment. As I was researching this tool, I found Mike Cohn's name ...

  • February 17, 2010 17 Feb'10

    What's going on with Google's social network testing?

    Headline: "Google admits buzz social network testing flaws."   The same head was covered on MSNBC,  The Business Insider, and USA Today.  Regarding the mess, software testing authority James Bach ...

  • February 17, 2010 17 Feb'10

    Eight free tools to automate your software test processes

    I attend a variety of software and quality user group meetings in the Denver area. One of my favorites is the monthly SQuAD (Software Quality Association of Denver) meeting. There's always a lot of ...