• May 06, 2011 06 May'11

    APM staffing issues: A conversation with author Michael J Sydor -- Part 2

    How does an organization staff best for application performance management (APM)? In part two of this three-part series, Michael J. Sydor, author of APM best practices: Realizing Application Performance Management, tells us why staffing has the ...

  • May 06, 2011 06 May'11

    APM best practices: A conversation with author Michael J. Sydor -- Part 1

    Application performance management (APM) is a critical part of application lifecycle management ALM). In part one of this three-part series, Michael J. Sydor, author of APM best practices: Realizing Application Performance Management, describes the ...

  • May 05, 2011 05 May'11

    Dawn Cannan: Bridging the gap between business and development

    Software testing evangelist Dawn Cannan offered a half-day tutorial at this week's STAREAST conference, focusing on the FitNesse and Selenium test tools. She explained how to translate requirements ...

  • May 04, 2011 04 May'11

    James Bach on critical thinking: Huh? Really? So?

    I'm guessing James Bach has never been accused of being a "yes-man." The outspoken test guru, well-known for his intolerance of step-by-step test scripts, is at STAREAST 2011 and delivered a ...

  • May 04, 2011 04 May'11

    STAREAST Test Lab allows users to get hands-on training

    Wouldn't it be nice if you could really conduct testing while at a test conference? That's the question that prompted the creation of STAR Test Lab. Brain child of Bart Knaack and James Lindsey, ...

  • May 04, 2011 04 May'11

    STAREAST keynote: Win friends, influence people and deliver quality software

    Dale Carnegie’s timeless classic, “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” may work well for sales and socializing, but will it work for testers? Carnegie’s first principle tells us, “Don’t ...

  • May 04, 2011 04 May'11

    STAREAST: Seven ways to beat top software testing challenges and problems

    Software testers face different testing challenges based on their specific contexts and experiences. At the STAREAST conference, Lloyd Roden of Grove Consultants described seven software testing challenges and tips on how to overcome them.

  • May 02, 2011 02 May'11

    Are defect tracking systems really needed in Agile environments?

    In every software development project I've ever worked on over the past 27 years, we used defect tracking tools to help us manage the bugs that were found in the system. Not only did these tools ...

  • April 29, 2011 29 Apr'11

    Security testing in an Agile environment

    Recently, has been examining the ongoing adoption of the Agile approach in small and large organizations. Our research shows that project success is highly dependent upon ...

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    STAREAST 2011: News and interviews from

    SSQ editors and contributors attended this conference May 1-6, and offer insight into the latest innovations in software testing. Check here for stories, tips, interviews and videos featuring many of the industry's greatest thinkers.

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    Agile testing success with Janet Gregory

    How has Agile testing changed over the past 10 years and what are the most important skills for an Agile tester? These are two of the questions that are explored in this interview between Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory, co-authors of, "Agile Testing...

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    STAREAST: An interview about Test Centers of Excellence with Tom Delmonte

    What exactly is a Test Center of Excellence (TCoE) and how do quality organizations go about putting one together? In this interview with STAREAST presenter and quality advocate Tom Delmonte, we find out more about TCoEs and how they can be ...

  • April 26, 2011 26 Apr'11

    Building an Agile test practice: Q&A with advocates for quality

    What does it take to add a test practice on top of a high-functioning Agile team? The task at Menlo Innovations was to incorporate QA into their practices. How did they do it? Matt Heusser interviews two quality advocates from Menlo Innovations to ...

  • April 20, 2011 20 Apr'11

    STAREAST: Software testing with fuzzing and fault modeling -- Interview with Shmuel Gershon

    The real world isn't always like a test environment. How do we test for the unexpected problems such as system faults or malicious attacks? SSQ contributor Matt Heusser talks to Shmuel Gershon, presenter at STAREAST with a talk titled, "Fuzzing and ...

  • April 18, 2011 18 Apr'11

    STAREAST: Testing with FitNesse and Selenium -- Q&A with Dawn Cannan

    Dawn Cannan, a presenter at the STAREAST conference, speaks with SSQ contributor Chris McMahon about her presentation titled, "Creating Executable Specifications and Tests with FitNesse and Selenium." Cannan gives some specific examples of the use ...

  • April 14, 2011 14 Apr'11

    Both network and application security are important

    When people think of security testing, they often think about the network layer -- that area outside of the application. However, application security -- security within your application -- is ...

  • April 13, 2011 13 Apr'11

    How to make Agile stick: Howard Deiner at Mile High Agile

    At the Mile High Agile conference held in Denver on April 7th, Howard Deiner of Deinersoft, Inc. gave a presentation about transitioning to Agile entitled, "How to make sure Agile sticks." Deiner's ...

  • April 11, 2011 11 Apr'11

    Odyssey Software announces the release of Athena Configuration Manager v5.0

    On April 11, Odyssey Software announced the release of Athena Configuration Manager v5.0, a remote mobile device management (MDM) solution that offers several functionalities, including security, ...

  • April 07, 2011 07 Apr'11

    Jean Tabaka's keynote at Mile High Agile: Lean in

    The inaugural Mile High Agile Conference kicked off April 7th with a keynote from Agile Fellow, Jean Tabaka from Rally Software. Addressing the crowd of 500 (a sell-out), Tabaka spoke of the ...

  • April 06, 2011 06 Apr'11

    Daptiv combines traditional and Agile in PPM solution

    On April 5th, Daptiv announced the integration of Rally Software with their PPM solution. Project portfolio management (PPM) tracks an organization's projects so that executives are able to make ...

  • April 05, 2011 05 Apr'11

    Replay Solutions announces DevOps survey results

    Tuesday Replay Solutions released the results of a survey conducted in collaboration with HP this January on the evolution of DevOps trends during the past year. Over 1,000 respondents provided ...

  • April 05, 2011 05 Apr'11

    Survey Results: No longer an emerging trend, DevOps is here to stay

    Replay Solutions and HP recently collaborated on a study surveying more than 1,000 professionals about the use of the DevOps model in their organizations. This story highlights some of the key findings of the survey, including the relationship ...

  • April 04, 2011 04 Apr'11

    Gorilla Logic announces automation test tool for iOS

    Today Gorilla Logic announced the release of a new open source automation test tool, FoneMonkey 5, for testing iPhone and iPad applications. I spoke with president and CEO of Gorilla Logic, Stu ...

  • April 01, 2011 01 Apr'11

    uTest announces QADate: High quality dating

    uTest is known for their crowdsource testing services, but they are now expanding their market to online dating! Today they announced QADate, a free online dating service for software testers. ...

  • March 31, 2011 31 Mar'11

    Managing requirements in Agile environments

    Agile environments encourage and embrace requirements changes. However, knowing how to effectively manage those changes can be a huge challenge. In March, SearchSoftwareQuality focused on tips from ...

  • March 30, 2011 30 Mar'11

    Three upcoming Agile conferences you won't want to miss

    Conference season is in full swing and those of you who are Agile enthusiasts will want to mark your calendars for three upcoming Agile conferences. On April 7th (that's just around the corner), ...

  • March 28, 2011 28 Mar'11

    Automation vs. manual testing in Agile: Which is recommended?

    We have read and heard about the value of automated testing in Agile environments. We also hear a lot about the importance of exploratory testing, a technique that is purely manual, in Agile ...

  • March 25, 2011 25 Mar'11

    Overcoming business challenges with requirements management

    Requirements management has been said to be the most challenging part of software development, often because of miscommunication between the business owners and the development team. This month ...

  • March 22, 2011 22 Mar'11

    Trends in ALM: Requirements management tools

    Requirements management continues to be a challenge to software development organizations, but tool vendors are working to address those challenges. In this interview with Forrester analyst Mary Gerush, we hear about five important ALM trends in ...

  • March 21, 2011 21 Mar'11

    How can I possibly test all mobile devices? Try crowdsourcing

    Mobility testing and the challenges that come along with it has become a frequent topic of discussion amongst software testers. An SSQ reader asked our mobility test expert, Karen Johnson, "How can ...

  • March 18, 2011 18 Mar'11

    Mik Kersten gives his thoughts on ALM

    A lot of people think of ALM as a "heavy-weight" enterprise toolset. In this short video clip, Mik Kersten talks about the variety of ALM tools available, including some that are open source and ...

  • March 16, 2011 16 Mar'11

    Michael Bolton at SQuAD: It's about people who matter

    I've been writing about my experiences at last week's SQuAD (Software Quality Association of Denver) Conference, but the presentation I enjoyed the most was not about tools, techniques or the ...

  • March 15, 2011 15 Mar'11

    Lee Copeland talks trends at SQuAD conference

    Thursday's keynote at last week's SQuAD (Software Quality Association of Denver) conference was delivered by well-known industry leader, Lee Copeland. The theme of the conference was Testing ...

  • March 14, 2011 14 Mar'11

    Embedded software quality: Test out-of-the-box

    I've had a couple of opportunities now to do some workshops with embedded software test guru, Jon Hagar. Most recently at last week's SQuAD conference, we took a look at testing a hand-held ...

  • March 14, 2011 14 Mar'11

    Agile requirements: A conversation with author Dean Leffingwell, part 1

    Requirements management has been said to be the most challenging part of software development. In Agile environments, changes in requirements are expected and embraced. But doesn't this wreak havoc with a schedule? Dean Leffingwell, author of Agile ...

  • March 14, 2011 14 Mar'11

    Requirements in Scrum environments: Q&A with Dean Leffingwell, part 2

    Dean Leffingwell, author of Agile Software Requirements – Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise, believes that Scrum will continue to grow in popularity and become the organizational Agile methodology of choice. In this...

  • March 11, 2011 11 Mar'11

    QA Leadership Summit: Overcoming challenges and identifying your brand

    I've been attending the Denver SQuAD conference this week, including a half-day QA Leadership Summit, facilitated by Michelle Rocke and Bev Berry. The summit was attended by QA leaders and ...

  • March 09, 2011 09 Mar'11

    SQuAD conference kicks off with two half-day workshops

    Boy, do I feel lucky to be living in the Denver area. Not only do I get to attend monthly meetings of the SQuAD (Software Quality Association of Denver), but today started the two-day SQuAD ...

  • March 09, 2011 09 Mar'11

    Embedded software quality testing demonstrated at SQuAD

    At a recent Software Quality Association of Denver (SQuAD) meeting, Jon Hagar gave a presentation about testing embedded software and demonstrated his take on this emerging skill with an exercise ...

  • March 07, 2011 07 Mar'11

    Get to know your business analysts

    How well do you know the business analysts in your organization? Business analysts, or BAs, fill varied roles at companies of all sizes. This career field has been expanding steadily for the past few years, as indicated by this and past Forrester ...

  • March 04, 2011 04 Mar'11

    Belgium Testing Days and SQS Belfast facility expansion

    It's conference season again, and I'm looking forward to attending a couple of software quality conferences right here in the Denver area that will be coming up soon. The Software Quality ...

  • March 02, 2011 02 Mar'11

    "Near-shore" expansion of SQS software testing facility in Belfast

    Outsourcing testing services to "offshore" sites such as India or China is a popular model for many US or European organizations. However, there's been an increased demand for "near-shore" testing, according to Rob McConnell, SQS Regional Director ...

  • February 24, 2011 24 Feb'11

    The changing role of the tester

    This month we've explored automation throughout the application lifecycle, and our contributors have revealed that the role of the software tester is changing. In his tip, Is automated testing ...

  • February 24, 2011 24 Feb'11

    Belgium Testing Days: A look at a conference outside of the U.S.

    Well-known author and Agile expert Lisa Crispin attends her share of conferences around the globe. In this story she reports back on her experience of attending Belgium Testing Days in February 2011. Crispin talks about some of the cultural ...

  • February 21, 2011 21 Feb'11

    HP offers Testing-as-a-Service solution

    With the onset of cloud computing and utility-based pricing, "as-a-service" solutions are becoming more popular. HP has recently added Testing-as-a-Service as an outsourcing alternative for complex ...

  • February 15, 2011 15 Feb'11

    Security scanning on both sides of the firewall

    Recently, WhiteHat Security announced Sentinel PL (PreLaunch), a service for website security testing done before an application is released to production. Senior Analyst from the 451 Group Wendy ...

  • February 15, 2011 15 Feb'11

    The challenges of Agile transition: Stop and regroup

    The other day I attended Rally Software's Agile Cafe in Boulder, giving me the opportunity to hear more stories of "real world" Agile. I had just attended the Boulder Agile Software Meetup group ...

  • February 10, 2011 10 Feb'11

    The flexibility of automation in ALM

    This month on we are talking about automation in ALM. As I read through the various content, I'm recognizing what a vast amount of automation is involved in software ...

  • February 04, 2011 04 Feb'11

    Automation in Agile ALM: Interview with author Michael Hüttermann -- Part 1

    Agile ALM author Michael Hüttermann talks about how automation is being used in application lifecycle management. Various types of automation are explored, including the controversial use of capture and playback tools for user interface (UI) testing...

  • February 04, 2011 04 Feb'11

    Automation, continuous integration and continuous improvement in Agile ALM -- Part 2

    Advice on automation in application lifecycle management is given by Agile ALM author, Michael Hüttermann in this second part of an interview with site editor, Yvette Francino. In this Q&A, Hüttermann answers questions about programming skills ...

  • February 03, 2011 03 Feb'11

    Automation in ALM

    It's a new month and with that, we have a new theme at Automation in ALM. Throughout the lifecycle, there are ways that project teams are automating their processes and ...

  • February 01, 2011 01 Feb'11

    Transitioning to Agile: Learn from the skeptics

    Promoting Agile internally was the topic at last week's Boulder Agile Software Meetup Group. In this video, Matt Weir speaks about transitioning to Agile and how he learned the most from the ...

  • January 27, 2011 27 Jan'11

    Agile in the large: Five must-read tips

    The January theme for SearchSoftwareQuality has been "Large-scale Agile." It seems everyone is jumping on the Agile bandwagon, but is that bandwagon big enough to hold a very big team coding an ...

  • January 21, 2011 21 Jan'11

    uTest releases new apps for the iPhone and iPad

    Crowdsource test group uTest announced January 18th the release of a new mobile application for their customers and 30,000+ tester community. The application allows testers to use their iPhone or ...

  • January 20, 2011 20 Jan'11

    How secure are your mobile and embedded applications?

    A wide array of security tools are available to handle threats that are prevalent over the desktop and server-centric code running in untrusted environments. But what about the newer mobile ...

  • January 20, 2011 20 Jan'11

    Agile ALM with Michael Hüttermann

    At, we have a lot of content about "agility" and about "application lifecycle management" (ALM). But often these terms are used in many different contexts. Some ...

  • January 13, 2011 13 Jan'11

    Researchers use IBM Rational Team Concert for transcontinental project

    When Pace University led a study involving five master’s students in computer science on three different continents, they knew selecting the appropriate tooling would be key to the students’ ...

  • January 11, 2011 11 Jan'11

    Agile ALM: Interview with author Michael Hüttermann – Part 1

    Agile is used to describe a software methodology. However, it can also be used to describe management of the lifecycle itself. In his book, Agile ALM, Michael Hüttermann takes an in-depth look at what it means to practice agile application lifecycle...

  • January 11, 2011 11 Jan'11

    Agile ALM tools: Q&A with author Michael Hüttermann – Part 2

    Agile ALM author Michael Hüttermann continues the discussion of his book's first chapter "Getting Started with Agile ALM" in this interview with SSQ site editor Yvette Francino. In this discussion we find out more about the attributes of an agile ...

  • January 06, 2011 06 Jan'11

    Software development with embedded software on medical devices

    How do you go about gathering requirements and testing to see if those requirements passed when you are talking about a medical device? Gathering requirements and testing traditional software seems ...

  • December 29, 2010 29 Dec'10

    Top ten software quality tips of 2010

    Many informative tips were published on in 2010. Here is a countdown of the most popular tips of the year: 10. Tutorial: Installing and running Selenium-RC in Perl Used in ...

  • December 17, 2010 17 Dec'10

    Requirements management with embedded software: Interview with IntraPace

    What are the important considerations of a requirements management tool when developing embedded software for a medical device? In this Q&A with IntraPace software development manager Mace Volzing, SSQ asks about managing requirements for the ...

  • December 17, 2010 17 Dec'10

    Embedded software for medical devices: Differences to consider in the SDLC

    How does the software development lifecycle differ when developing embedded software for a medical device? In this interview with Mace Volzing, software development manager at IntraPace, asks about the differences in the ...

  • December 13, 2010 13 Dec'10

    Software requirements management tool Contour adds collaboration

    Last week, software requirements management vendor Jama added collaboration features to their Contour product. Jama CEO Eric Winquest says Contour 3.0 adds features which will allow teams to stay ...

  • December 09, 2010 09 Dec'10

    Mixing CMMI and Agile

    The first time I heard about integrating CMMI and agile was at IBM's Innovate conference last spring. I thought it an odd combination. My experience with CMMI, a process-improvement methodology, ...

  • December 06, 2010 06 Dec'10

    The benefits of test-driven development

    I've heard from many agile experts, including Elizabeth Woodward and Steffan Surdek, two of the authors of A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum, about the importance of test-driven development ...

  • November 30, 2010 30 Nov'10

    New HP Application Lifecycle Management 11 could boost ALM adoption, even in non-HP shops

    Facilitating application modernization with application lifecycle management (ALM) is the key goal for HP’s new HP ALM 11 platform, which promises to unify and automate all application-centric processes

  • November 23, 2010 23 Nov'10

    The works of the "father of software quality" Watts Humphrey remain

    Recently, Watts Humphrey, an icon of software quality, passed away at the age of 83. Humphrey was probably best known for his work as one of the founding fathers of the Capability Maturity Model ...

  • November 18, 2010 18 Nov'10

    Agile techniques: Benefits of test-driven development - Part 2

    Test-Driven JavaScript Development author Christian Johansen describes the benefits and the time required as well as answering some tough questions about how to ensure the quality of the tests themselves.

  • November 18, 2010 18 Nov'10

    Agile techniques: TDD explained by author Christian Johansen -- Part 1

    'Test-Driven JavaScript Development' author Christian Johansen shares his thoughts on how to properly execute TDD in part 1 of this interview. Johansen describes TDD and compares the technique to traditional white-box unit testing and model based ...

  • November 15, 2010 15 Nov'10

    Real world Agile: Pair programming

    At last week's Boulder Agile User Group meeting, Pivotal Labs' Mike Gehard described a day in the life of working in a rather unusual environment. At Pivotal Labs, the culture is very important. ...

  • November 08, 2010 08 Nov'10

    Software performance management tips for Cyber Monday

    E-tailers prepare for the holiday season by ensuring their applications are set to perform. In this story, Colleen Frye examines application performance management solutions with some sound advice from e-tailers on how to best tune for optimal ...

  • November 05, 2010 05 Nov'10

    Enterprise Agile: Handling the challenges of dispersed teams and large-scale projects

    There's no denying that agile adoption is on the rise. But can agile methodologies, originally intended for small, co-located teams, be effective when we apply them to large-scale projects and ...

  • November 03, 2010 03 Nov'10

    Glitch author seeks mandated software quality controls

    In Part 2 of this SSQ interview with Glitch author Jeff Papows, we learn more about Papows' proposal for an IT Governance Manifesto which would mandate higher standards of quality for life-threatening software. Papows warns of the dangers of not ...

  • November 02, 2010 02 Nov'10

    Open source or proprietary: Which is higher quality?

    This week, Coverity, a company that provides a tool that performs static analysis of code, announced findings of their annual report on the state of open source software integrity. Details of the ...

  • November 01, 2010 01 Nov'10

    How do you test 10 million lines of code?

    Today IBM and GM announced the use of IBM software to help build the 2011 Chevy Volt. The Volt is an example of a “system of systems” talked about at the IBM Innovate conference I attended a few ...

  • November 01, 2010 01 Nov'10

    Rise in hidden software glitches caused by programmer retirements

    Undiscovered software glitches in complex systems are common, and one of the primary drivers is the loss of mainframe knowledge of a retiring workforce. Software glitches are lurking in many large systems, particularly mainframe systems, and the ...

  • October 25, 2010 25 Oct'10

    Kent Beck on release schedules

    Many readers will recognize Kent Beck as the co-creator of Extreme Programming, as one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto, or for one of his many books on software development and unit testing. ...

  • October 22, 2010 22 Oct'10

    Pairwise testing at STPCon

    This year's STPCon had something a little bit different - hands-on sessions where not only did the presenter actually test software -- the participants did as well. The first session of the ...

  • October 22, 2010 22 Oct'10

    Decreasing the cost of testing at STPCon

    I'm here at the Software Test Professionals Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion on "How to Reduce the Cost of Testing."  It was ...

  • October 18, 2010 18 Oct'10

    Agile, virtualization help with long-standing challenges

    Results of's recent reader survey find interest in agile on the rise, and same three areas of ALM that are most essential: requirements management, bug tracking and project management. Integration testing and regression ...

  • October 18, 2010 18 Oct'10

    Hacking for Dummies: Ethical hacking to expose security vulnerabilities

    'Hacking for Dummies,' by Kevin Beaver gives detailed information about how to ethically hack into your systems to expose security vulnerabilities. In this interview with SearchSoftwareQuality, Beaver discusses the book, methods of security testing...

  • October 14, 2010 14 Oct'10

    Do you confer ... locally?

    Years ago I read that famous line in Lessons Learned in Software Testing: Conferences are for conferring I appreciated that line. All too often, we show up and listen to someone read powerpoint, ...

  • October 14, 2010 14 Oct'10

    How detailed should test cases and requirements be?

    Recently, SSQ published a tip from requirements expert Robin Goldsmith titled, What is a test case? What is a requirement? In the article, Goldsmith writes about an experiment he did in which test ...

  • October 07, 2010 07 Oct'10

    Are you a ScrumBut? And if so, is that a good thing or a bad thing?

    I first heard the term, Scrumbut, introduced by Mike Cohn at a Denver Agile User Group meeting. The term is used to describe people who might say, "We follow Scrum but ... we don't do stand-up ...

  • October 07, 2010 07 Oct'10

    How uTest quarterly bug battles operate: Interview with Matt Johnston, Part 2

    Crowdsource testing is still proving effective in finding bugs in some of the world's largest applications. In this second part of a two-part interview, uTest VP Matt Johnston explains how the uTest quarterly Bug Battle operates.

  • October 06, 2010 06 Oct'10

    Butt-in-seat, hands-on keyboard: Quick attacks

    Last Friday, I was pleased to have the opportunity to present on testing at my Local Perl Programming group. First off, yes, I think it helps for programmers to learn about testing. No, not just ...

  • October 05, 2010 05 Oct'10

    Crowdsource test competitions with uTest: Interview with Matt Johnston, Part 1 interviews uTest VP of Marketing and Community Matt Johnston about their recent bug battle, "Clash of the Career Sites." This is the eighth of uTest's quarterly bug battles. Johnston answers questions about bug battles, how...

  • October 01, 2010 01 Oct'10

    Exploratory testing's "intelligent" creativity

    I first became interested in exploratory testing while reading James Whittaker's book on testing and testing "tours." Reiterated by "buccaneer tester" James Bach, I learned that exploratory is more ...

  • September 27, 2010 27 Sep'10

    Automated test design: STARWEST 2010 preview

    I recently got some pointers on automated test design and model-based testing -- and some clarifications, too -- from Antti Huima, CEO of Conformiq and software researcher, developer and educator. ...

  • September 23, 2010 23 Sep'10

    Agile practices: Continuous integration, automation, and TDD

    As I was researching material needed to write, Distributed agile: Fostering development collaboration without collocation, I had the privilege of interviewing two of the authors of the IBM Press ...

  • September 16, 2010 16 Sep'10

    Infrastructure integration testing with David Watt

    Software applications are no longer "just standalone systems, but part of a much more complex whole," said David Watt at this month's Software Quality Association of Denver (SQuAD) meeting. Watt ...

  • September 16, 2010 16 Sep'10

    Has your organization adopted ALM practices?

    I've been struggling with the phrase, "application lifecycle management" (ALM), for some time now. The term has been used to describe processes, tools and practices, but what exactly does it mean? ...

  • September 15, 2010 15 Sep'10

    Freelance opportunities for QA and software test professionals

    It's no secret that there are a lot of people unemployed these days. However, if you have access to the Internet, there are plenty of opportunities to hone your technology skills, gain additional ...

  • September 15, 2010 15 Sep'10

    How ALM development tools impact team work - Part 3

    Application lifecycle management (ALM) tools, offering automated traceability and reporting, free up teams to focus efforts on collaboration and communication. Automation doesn't eliminate roles but allows for efficiencies in the way work is done.

  • September 14, 2010 14 Sep'10

    Distributed agile: Fostering development collaboration without collocation

    Distributed agile is a reality in today's world. This feature story explores the lack of face-to-face communication, named by many as the biggest challenge of distributed agile, and ways to address this issue. Tools, technology and trust are three ...

  • September 13, 2010 13 Sep'10

    Changing industry roles in ALM-focused organizations - Part 2

    For ALM-focused organizations, the process and tools won't eliminate or radically change the roles of people, but the silos will start to disappear and there will be some subtle and some not so subtle changes to jobs, industry experts say.

  • September 10, 2010 10 Sep'10

    Mastering application performance testing

    As a former performance test manager at Sun Microsystems, I am well aware of the complications of performance testing. The problems start early when trying to gather the requirements. "The ...

  • September 07, 2010 07 Sep'10

    Roles and responsibilities in an ALM-focused organization - Part 1

    Colleen Frye interviews industry experts about the roles and responsibilities of ALM-focused organizations. In this article, the dismantling of silos with higher emphasis on team communication and collaboration is discussed.

  • August 27, 2010 27 Aug'10

    Movers and shakers in the Software testing arena

    Changes, progression and choices in the software testing tool market are practically endless. Join software consultant Theresa Lanowitz as she explores major and minor league players in the testing tool market.