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Strategy for Mobile and Web Test Coverage

by Ben Linders on  Jun 22, 2017

Teams need to match testing with the market usage patterns across geographies of their apps as consumers are expecting smooth apps functionality across all digital channels. Here's a methodology and index for considering device/OS combinations together with other characteristics like aging, screen parameters and other testing related guidelines for data driven test coverage of the mobile market.

Q&A with Michael Ong on Cycling and Agile and the Value of UX

by Shane Hastie Hugo Messer on  Jun 16, 2017

Michael Ong is a product and user experience expert based in Singapore. He spoke to InfoQ about his shared passions of cycling and agile and how they are complimentary, the importance of good listening skills in user experience design, the tech industry in Singapore and Indonesia, and his talk at the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference.

How Testers Can Become More Technical

by Ben Linders on  Jun 15, 2017

Testers who are able to successfully apply technical techniques of the testing craft during testing are more valuable; they increase both the quality and productivity of their teams. To become more technical, testers can learn something about code, and they should know how to manipulate and parse text files and how to use the most important analysis tools for their application platform.

Building a Startup within a Bank - Q&A with Peterjan van Nieuwenhuizen

by Hugo Messer Shane Hastie on  Jun 13, 2017

Peterjan van Nieuwenhuizen serves as head of smart digital banking at BTPN in Indonesia. At the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference he will talk about the cultural changes needed to create a startup mentality inside a traditional bank, the challenges and opportunities this creates and what's needed to make it real. He spoke to InfoQ about his experiences.

How to Build Open Source Communities

by Ben Linders on  Jun 08, 2017

Seeing programming as a social activity changes how we build communities around programming. We should focus on building a community, and not on building a codebase, argued Ash Furrow at Craft. He suggested using a code of conduct, moving long or heated discussions into a Skype call or Google Hangout, avoiding fixing easy issues yourself, and distributing power and responsibilities.

Q&A with Renee Troughton on Leadership Patterns for Agility

by Shane Hastie Hugo Messer on  Jun 06, 2017

Renee Troughton will talk at the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference on transforming organisations using systems thinking. The challenge with a successful agile implementation is not to get the team doing Agile or Scrum, but rather to reform the policies and constraints in the system faster than the system can re-impose itself. Troughton spoke to InfoQ about this and leadership patterns.

Bridging the Gap between Legacy Systems and Modern Techniques

by Ben Linders on  May 25, 2017

Aging platforms that are managed with manual, time consuming processes can be costly. Teams can make a business case to management based on hours lost by repetitive work or re-work caused by human error for introducing modern techniques like automation tools and containers. The result is a predictable and repeatable process with minimal human interaction to deploy more often and more confidently.

Risman Adnan of Samsung on Nurturing Innovation and Agility in Indonesia

by Shane Hastie Hugo Messer on  May 23, 2017

Risman Adnan is the director of the Samsung R&D Institute Indonesia. He talks about how to enable innovation, agility and create a great engineering culture inside a large organisation. He will present a keynote talk at the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference.

HR Needs an Agile Makeover

by Shane Hastie on  May 22, 2017

Human Resources is an outmoded way of thinking about people and needs a significant makeover. Dov Sal examines the purpose of HR in agile organisations and encourages HR practitioners to adopt the Manifesto for Agile HR Development. On a similar note, Bersin by Deloitte provides an Agile Model of HR which talks about making radical change to the mission and focus of HR departments.

Refocusing e-Commerce with Lean

by Ben Linders on  May 11, 2017

Auchan:Direct, the online grocery delivery service of Auchan France, decided to apply lean to develop a new e-Commerce website. Their CEO was the first customer and they used continuous and fast feedback from their clients on the new experience to improve website quality using continuous delivery.

Automated Acceptance Testing Supports Continuous Delivery

by Ben Linders on  Apr 28, 2017

Automated acceptance tests are an essential component of a continuous delivery style testing strategy, as they give an important and different insight into the behaviour of our systems. Developers must own the responsibility to keep acceptance tests running and passing, argued Dave Farley; you don't want to have a separate QA team lagging behind a development team.

Exploring the Seven Principles of Sociocracy 3.0

by Ben Linders on  Apr 27, 2017

Principles guide behaviour, and when made explicit can raise consciousness and help to evolve culture. The seven Sociocracy 3.0 principles support organizations that want to act in integrity with their environment, learn from experience, and generate a collaborative, adaptable and intelligent system to navigate complexity.

Lending Privilege for Increasing Diversity and Inclusion

by Ben Linders on  Apr 20, 2017 8

A grassroots movement is necessary to increase diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. Everyone has privilege; lending it to marginalized groups can make it happen, claimed Anjuan Simmons. If we have a diverse tech industry we will all win, as lending privilege increases value for everyone.

Improving Work Life with Organizational Hacks

by Ben Linders on  Apr 13, 2017

Visualize everything, pair up, open Friday, and no training budget; these are some of the "work hacks" that have improved work life at Sipgate, a telephone provider using Scrum.

Doing Safe-to-Fail Experiments

by Ben Linders on  Apr 11, 2017 8

Safe-to-fail experiments can be used in complex environments to probe, sense, and respond. You have to know what success and failure look like and need to be able to dampen or amplify the effect of probing to handle potential failures. Safe-to-fail experiments can help you to deal with risks and uncertainty, learn, and keep your options open.

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