Software Quality Insights:

June, 2011

June 23, 2011  7:15 PM

The difficulties of managing change

Posted by: Yvette Francino
Change management

What do you think of when you hear the words "change management?" Do you think about big organizational change and the processes needed to help gain acceptance? Do you think of managing requirements as they change through the development lifecycle? Do you think of version control and making sure...

June 23, 2011  2:40 PM

ALM survey shows release management to be top use of ALM

Posted by: Yvette Francino
Software Quality

Vendors are actively coming up with new Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions for organizations doing software development. Are they hitting the mark? Results are out today from a recent survey conducted by...

June 22, 2011  7:37 PM

C/C++ developers: New training options for secure coding

Posted by: Melanie Webb

Software developers face ongoing changes and challenges when it comes to ensuring their coding is secure, particularly since so many...

June 20, 2011  9:51 PM

Testers integrating with development team in the Agile lifecycle

Posted by: Yvette Francino
ADP West, agile, Agile Development Practices West, conference coverage

One of the differences between a traditional software development lifecycle and an Agile lifecycle is not just how developers, business people and testers collaborate, but when they collaborate. In traditional environments, testing typically comes after the coding is complete, when the code is...

June 17, 2011  5:30 PM

Where do managers fit in an Agile world?

Posted by: Yvette Francino
ADP conference, ADP West, agile

Do self-directed teams need managers? One of the sessions I attended at the recent Agile Development Practices West conference...

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June 9, 2011  8:52 PM

What happens in Vegas…

Posted by: Yvette Francino
Agile Development


...ends up on -- at least when what's happening in Vegas is a software...

June 9, 2011  8:29 PM

Linda Rising at ADP West: Deception and estimating

Posted by: Yvette Francino
cognitive science, deception, Estimation, Linda Rising

"Every conference should have a weird talk," began Linda Rising at the Agile Development West keynote this morning. "No one wants to talk about deficiencies in their brains." I guess it should be no surprise that the "weird talk" was a big hit, maybe because it was, in fact, different than what...

June 9, 2011  3:47 AM

Lyssa Adkins: What happens when an Agile team plateaus?

Posted by: Yvette Francino
Agile Coaching, Lyssa Adkins

[kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Many people have trouble with Agile transition and all the changes that can occur. Others have mastered the transition, seen improvements, but then hit a plateau, or even what...

June 9, 2011  3:20 AM

George Dinwiddie on cultural change

Posted by: Yvette Francino
Agile testing, cultural change, George Dinwiddie

[kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] One of the really cool things about attending software and QA conferences is having the opportunity to sit face to face with many of the authors and industry leaders who I've...

June 9, 2011  2:56 AM

Ellen Gottesdiener: Requirements management in Agile vs. traditional

Posted by: Yvette Francino
ADP conference, ADP West, Ellen Gottesdiener, Requirements management

[kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] We all know that the requirements portion of the development life cycle can be a huge challenge. People often say that Agile development allows for more flexibility with...

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