Software Quality Insights:

August, 2010


August 26, 2010  4:44 PM

Author Lisa Crispin joins SearchSoftwareQuality as Agile expert



Posted by: Yvette Francino
agile, agile questions, expert, lisa crispin, New agile expert

I'm happy to announce that Lisa Crispin, co-author with Janet Gregory of the book,  Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams, has joined SearchSoftwareQuality as an agile expert. This means that each month Crispin will be answering our readers' questions about agile...

August 25, 2010  3:30 PM

Innovation games provide a new way of thinking



Posted by: Yvette Francino
Agile 2010

One of the sessions I attended at Agile 2010 was a workshop entitled, "Life's not a Beach, It's a Game." The session was facilitated by Luke Hohmann, CEO and Founder of


August 20, 2010  2:02 PM

The top things to ensure Agile success



Posted by: Yvette Francino
agile, Agile 2010, Agile ALM

The Agile 2010 conference provided plenty of opportunities for agile enthusiasts to learn and share both what worked well and what problems they encountered in the world of agile...


August 16, 2010  4:50 PM

Dave West from Forrester talks about Agile trends



Posted by: Yvette Francino
Agile 2010, Agile ALM, Dave West, Forrester Research

Dave West from Forrester Research and co-author of The Forrester Wave™: Agile Development Management Tools, Q2 2010, was one of four industry...


August 16, 2010  2:00 PM

Agile 2010 Conference: Highlights and learnings



Posted by: Yvette Francino

Agile 2010, held the week of August 9th in Orlando, Fla., provided a wealth of opportunities for agile enthusiasts to learn, network and play. During the week, I was able to meet with authors, Agile ALM vendors, analysts, Agile Alliance leaders, Agile Manifesto signatories, and, of course, new...


August 13, 2010  10:58 PM

Agile in 3D worlds brings teams closer to face-to-face



Posted by: Yvette Francino
Agile 2010, Distributed Agile, Second Life

A serendipitous meeting I had while attending the Agile 2010 conference was with Agile Bill Krebs. I was sitting comfortably on a couch in Orlando's Dolphin hotel, just preparing to do a little work and Krebs started...


August 12, 2010  9:37 PM

Agile Alliance interview with Phil Brock at Agile 2010



Posted by: Yvette Francino
Agile 2010, Agile Alliance, Gordon Pask Awards, Phil Brock

I've been reporting this week from Orlando, Fla., at the Agile 2010 conference. This morning I had the opportunity of talking to Phil Brock, managing director of the Agile Alliance which puts on the conference. [kml_flashembed...


August 12, 2010  9:33 PM

Elizabeth Woodward: Face-to-face communication is biggest challenge with distributed Scrum



Posted by: Yvette Francino
Agile 2010, distributed Scrum, Elizabeth Woodward

Distributed agile has been a particular interest of mine for several months.  I've managed distributed teams and have long been a proponent of finding ways to address the challenges that remote teams face.  When I heard that a new book was out, "A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum," I couldn't...


August 12, 2010  8:55 PM

Lunching with the Agile Manifesto signatories at Agile 2010



Posted by: Yvette Francino
Agile 2010, Agile Manifesto, Alistair Cockburn, Brian Marick

I'm really having fun here at the Agile 2010 conference and have had interviews with many CEOs, authors and agile experts. But at lunch time, I had the unexpected pleasure of meeting two of the people who signed the Agile...

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August 12, 2010  12:45 PM

ALM vendors show Agile tools go way beyond cards



Posted by: Yvette Francino

"The world's most powerful tool is the card," said Dave Thomas at the April 10th Agile 2010 Conference keynote. Many tool vendors would disagree. Though Thomas was trying to make the point that...


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