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Agile 2017 Keynote: Creating Leadership and Engagement at Every Level

by Craig Smith Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 21, 2017

At the recent Agile 2017 conference in Orlando, David Marquet, retired Navy captain and author of best selling book “Turn The Ship Around!” gave an entertaining keynote on intent-based leadership.

Culture & Methods Follow 70 Followers

Adopting Agile and DevOps at Wyndham Vacation Rentals UK

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 17, 2017

Embedding agile and DevOps had a positive impact on the role of QA at Wyndham; focusing effort in the earlier lifecycle stages has led to smoother releases with fewer bugs and post-production issues. Business colleagues and customers are more involved throughout the delivery cycle, making testing a shared responsibility .

Culture & Methods Follow 70 Followers

What a High Performing Team Looks Like and How to Create One

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 10, 2017

High performing is a team property, a temporary state which needs attention if teams want to keep on performing well. Things you can do to build a high performing team include creating safety, investing in developing collaboration skills, and giving peer-to-peer feedback.

Culture & Methods Follow 70 Followers

First Annual Retrospective Report Published

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 07, 2017

The First Annual Retrospective Report provides a deeper understanding of how retrospectives are used in the real world. The results indicate that retrospectives lead to improved team communication and productivity and help to create an environment of trust. Major challenges are that topics discussed cannot be solved by the team and people do not feel comfortable speaking up.

Culture & Methods Follow 70 Followers

GitHub for Testers

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 27, 2017

Talk to a developer about version control, and you’ll likely hear about Git as a workflow tool, and GitHub as both a place to store code and a personal resume. It can be beneficial for testers to join and use Github for personal and professional projects and to contribute to existing projects.

Culture & Methods Follow 70 Followers

Better Engineering via Better Discourse

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 20, 2017

Killing opposition with kindness is a real strategy in online discussions; there is power to disarm in acting as if the other party did not intend to be insulting or condescending. Accept that there will be bias in online communication, use facts and reason to deal with it, and practice awareness of bias and attempt to compensate.

Culture & Methods Follow 70 Followers

Managing Crowdsourced Testing

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 13, 2017

Crowdsourced testing is a unique way of involving the crowd- meaning the real users/testers- into software testing under real world conditions. It helped Swisscom to find defects very early in the development process and increase the quality of products.

Culture & Methods Follow 70 Followers

Fleur van Unen and Sylvain Mahe on a Toolkit for Leadership Agility

by Hugo Messer Follow 0 Followers , Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers on  Jul 04, 2017

At the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference Fleur van Unen and Sylvain Mahe from Palo IT are co-presenting a talk on tools for agile leadership; concrete advice for leaders drawing on techniques and frameworks such as Management 3.0. They spoke to InfoQ about the talk and their leadership philosophy, the importance of community in spreading agile ideas and treating employees as resourceful adults.

Culture & Methods Follow 70 Followers

Evan Leybourn of IBM on the Theory of Agile Constraints

by Hugo Messer Follow 0 Followers , Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 25, 2017

Evan Leybourn is talking at the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference. He spoke to InfoQ about his Theory of Agile Constraints, defining value in an initiative, agile budgeting and #NoProjects.

Culture & Methods Follow 70 Followers

Strategy for Mobile and Web Test Coverage

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 70 Followers

How Testers Can Become More Technical

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 70 Followers

Bridging the Gap between Legacy Systems and Modern Techniques

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 70 Followers

Risman Adnan of Samsung on Nurturing Innovation and Agility in Indonesia

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers , Hugo Messer Follow 0 Followers 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 70 Followers

HR Needs an Agile Makeover

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 70 Followers

Refocusing e-Commerce with Lean

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers 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.

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