Delivering the right products fast can be challenging, certainly when there are many unknowns along the way. If you want to build products fast in a context of high uncertainty you need to be able to learn fast and efficiently said Ismaël Héry from Le Monde. At the Lean Kanban France 2014 conference he gave a presentation about learning fast to build fast.
At the last AnDevCon, Doug Bateman moderated a panel focused on what it takes to build Android apps that scale up to millions of global users. This included team management, testing and design for testability, feature and release management, support, open source contributions, alternative architectures, and more.
The book More Agile Testing reflects back on the developments that have happened in agile testing in the last five years. It covers new challenges in testing, test practices, and examples of and experiences with agile testing from teams all around the world. InfoQ did an interview with the authors Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin.
Product risk analysis (PRA) can be done during the various phases of sequential or agile system development. This article shows how to apply PRA to elevate it from project level to domain level.
"Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners" by Ilan Goldstein is a must read book that delivers real world examples on how to effectively implement and embed Agile in your team or organisation.
When you are dealing with a team of people who are separated from you, working together during project planning and recognizing that you both share the same concerns increases the chances of success.
This article discusses “human experience” testing and uses concepts from human computer interaction design theory to establish a framework for developing “human experience” test scenarios.
Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls provides 92 pitfalls that make testing less efficient and effective. It aims to help you to avoid falling into pitfalls or dealing with the consequences.
This article is the first article in a series on managing remote teams, which shares experiences in developing a process for remote collaboration.
"Pro Website Development and Operations" is a quick read providing some useful insights and potential starting points for technical managers in medium to large enterprises starting on a DevOps journey
Scott Ambler discusses a recent mini-survey designed to find out how TDD is being used in practice. He examines the state of practice and what techniques and tools are being used with TDD.
In this IEEE article, authors provide an overview of current technologies for crowdsourcing in software development. They talk about the current practice and trends in collaborative platforms.