Software Quality Insights:

August, 2009

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August 28, 2009  6:16 PM

Gauging the value of procedures and work instructions

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Revision-controlled documents such as procedures and work-instructions are a beautiful thing. Sure, the work required to establish the documentation up front can be significant. But the reward can pay off with smooth transitions between staff members or departments as well as consistency across...

August 25, 2009  1:48 PM

New IBM Rational change management interfaces boost interoperability

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

“Software development teams work with a wide range of tools, and their biggest challenge is making all the tools work together in a way that’s effective for their software delivery process,” Scott Bosworth,

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August 20, 2009  5:41 PM

Agile expert advises on agile transition snags, PMO problems

Jan Stafford Daniel Mondello Profile: Daniel Mondello

Recently, I spoke with Alex Adamopoulos, CEO and founder of emergn about his company’s new agile development transition consultancy program, AgilePMO. In these...


August 12, 2009  5:08 PM

Side effect of Openbravo on Ubuntu: Easier testing, QA

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

Openbravo just released its ERP 2.50 Profesional Subscription for Ubuntu, an integrated open source ERP software stack packaged with the Ubuntu operating system. cost-effective commercial open source product that is cloud-deployable via virtual appliance and also available on various...


August 10, 2009  5:13 PM

How extending Agile to business processes fosters innovation, growth

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

Pollyanna Pixton believes that businesses should adopt the tenants of the Agile development methodology, and she explained why when I met her last week in San Francisco. We also talked about the new book she co-authored that lays out the Agile business process methodology. She first explained...


August 7, 2009  8:05 PM

Reluctant Twitterer finds golden IT links, mentors

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

Are you a software developer, tester, quality assurance manager or Agile/waterfall expert? Then I’d like to follow you…on Twitter, that is. In this post, I'll introduce you to some of the smart software experts I follow on Twitter and share my experience as a reluctant Twitterer. Exactly...


August 4, 2009  8:46 PM

New testing tool portal launches

MichaelDKelly Michael Kelly Profile: MichaelDKelly

This week marks the launch of a new portal of software testing tools run by The Clever Tester Network. While I've always been a fan of OpenSourceTesting.org, this looks like a useful new site. In the press release for the launch, Managing Director of...


August 4, 2009  2:33 PM

Agile not just a development approach, emergn CEO says

MichaelDKelly Daniel Mondello Profile: Daniel Mondello

“For me, agile goes far beyond being a software development methodology. I view it as a culture and a transformation program,” Alex Adamopoulos founder and CEO of emergn, told me recently. This point of view led to emergn's...


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