This article is part of the “DevOps War Stories” series. Each month we hear what DevOps brings to a different organisation, we learn what worked and what didn’t, and chart the challenges faced during adoption. In this issue we learn how lessons learned from DevOps have permeated engineering management at Spotify. The result is a healthy Potlac with team leader, product owner, agile coach.
The QA role in Scrum is much more than just writing test cases and reporting bugs. In this article, Priyanka Hasija shares her experiences and the valuable lessons learned over the past 2 years while serving as a QA analyst on a Scrum team. She explains how QAs not only perform agile tests but also fill many other roles and responsibilities, earning them a place of importance on the team.
Roman Pichler discusses the product backlog along with techniques for grooming, applying, and scaling it on large projects. Chapter excerpt from Roman's book: Agile Product Management with Scrum. 6
This article provides an overview of a successful product management transition to Agile, the most common pitfall to avoid and proposed solutions to the new challenges that arise. 4