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Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

GitHub for Testers

by Ben Linders Follow 13 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 287 Followers

Better Engineering via Better Discourse

by Ben Linders Follow 13 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 287 Followers

Managing Crowdsourced Testing

by Ben Linders Follow 13 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 287 Followers

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

by Hugo Messer Follow 0 Followers , Shane Hastie Follow 11 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 287 Followers

Evan Leybourn of IBM on the Theory of Agile Constraints

by Hugo Messer Follow 0 Followers , Shane Hastie Follow 11 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 287 Followers

Strategy for Mobile and Web Test Coverage

by Ben Linders Follow 13 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 287 Followers

How Testers Can Become More Technical

by Ben Linders Follow 13 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 287 Followers

Bridging the Gap between Legacy Systems and Modern Techniques

by Ben Linders Follow 13 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 287 Followers

Risman Adnan of Samsung on Nurturing Innovation and Agility in Indonesia

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 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 287 Followers

HR Needs an Agile Makeover

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 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 287 Followers

Refocusing e-Commerce with Lean

by Ben Linders Follow 13 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

Automated Acceptance Testing Supports Continuous Delivery

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

Exploring the Seven Principles of Sociocracy 3.0

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Apr 27, 2017 2

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.

Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

Lending Privilege for Increasing Diversity and Inclusion

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

Improving Work Life with Organizational Hacks

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers 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.

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