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April 10, 2014  11:51 PM

Agile is growing up and the way it matures is yet to be seen

Posted by: James Denman
Agile software development, Development

Today's keynote was just as good as yesterday's. It really made me think about what the future of Agile is now that it's basically mainstream. Jeff Dalton, the keynote presenter, pointed out that very large organizations are beginning to muscle in on Agile. If the software quality community...

April 10, 2014  3:04 PM

A focus on metrics says shift software quality focus left

Posted by: James Denman
agile, Application lifecyle management, applications, Development, development cycles, project management trends, project planning, Software Quality, Software testing

Yesterday's keynote speaker here at QUEST 2014 in Baltimore was Michael Mah. Mah is an interesting guy. He played a part in designing nuclear submarines for the U.S. government in the 1980's. More recently, he supported the Sea Shepherds in their efforts to curb whale and dolphin hunting in Asia...

January 11, 2014  11:24 PM

One word for software quality engineers in 2014 – “Continuous”

Posted by: James Denman
agile, Agile ALM, Agile Development, Agile integration, Agile software development, Agile testing, Application lifecyle management, Continuous, continuous delivery, Continuous Integration, project management trends, QA Trends, quality assurance, Software Quality, Software testing

I don't know if there's ever a single word that can sum up what's happening – or going to happen – in a field as diverse as software quality. If that one word exists for software quality in 2014, I'm going to guess the best word will be continuous. Get ready to hear about continuous...

October 18, 2013  11:01 PM

Thoughts on cloud infrastructure from an industry insider

Posted by: James Denman
Cloud, infrastructure, Project management, Software Quality

I had a great talk earlier this week with the CEO and founder of CloudBees, Sacha Labourey. It's probably best to take this advice with a grain of salt, because Labourey does have a vested interest in the success of cloud services. CloudBees

August 23, 2013  11:46 PM

Automation woes, Agile successes, and DHS funding for app sec research

Posted by: James Denman
agile, Agile software development, Automated Test Design, Automation Test, Dan Cornell, Jan Stafford, Jenn Lent, Open source development tools, open source software, open source software tools, open source tools, security testing, security threats, Software Quality

This week it's a quick wrap-up of recent content on before I head out for the weekend. Jenn Lent shows us the places where automation falls short of the hype. Jan Stafford shows us a couple of Agile success stories. But first, let's look at some of the things application...

August 6, 2013  12:17 AM

It’s TaaS – but it’s not really ‘Testing as a Service,’ or is it?

Posted by: James Denman
Agile 2013, Agile software development, Debugging, Integration Testing, Software Quality, Software testing, Software testing tools

Automated integration testing sort of presents us with a paradox. The problem is that automated testing makes the most sense for large organizations where there's a lot of testing to be done; however, these big enterprises tend to have large, complicated development environments where it tends to...

August 2, 2013  9:41 PM

Agile2013 conference still closing in; plus new news on the security front

Posted by: James Denman
agile, Agile 2013, Agile Alliance, Agile conference, Agile software development, application development, Application security, Dan Cornell, Debugging, Development, Security, Software Quality, Software testing, testing

It's been a busy week and I'm itching to start the weekend, so this week's post is going to be short, but I'll make up for that with extra blog posts next week. I take off for Nashville in about forty-eight hours.  This conference is going to be a real challenge to cover on my own, but it should...

July 27, 2013  2:39 AM

Agile 2013 – Or – How I’ll spend my summer vacation

Posted by: James Denman
agile, Agile 2013, Agile Alliance, Agile conference, Agile Development, Agile Leadership, Agile teams, Agile test, Agile testing, quality assurance, Software Quality, Software testing, team building, test, tester skills, testers

My head is spinning this week. The summer seems to be rushing by in a blur. I'm gearing up for Agile2013 in Nashville Tennessee (August 5-9) and I'm torn between wishing I was leaving tonight and wishing I had an extra week to prepare. There's so...

July 19, 2013  4:00 PM

The basic pieces of Agile

Posted by: James Denman
agile, Agile software development, Lean, Scrum, software development

I don't think I'm the only one that gets a little bit turned around sometimes when I'm talking about Agile. It's tough to quickly state what Agile is and how it affects software development teams on a day-to-day basis. Some teams focus on these aspects, concepts and practices, while others focus on...

July 12, 2013  2:14 PM

The Software Quality Insights blog is back and it’s better than ever.

Posted by: James Denman
Software Quality

I'll be updating the blog at least once a week from here on in. You can expect a healthy dose advice and commentary each week as I relate news and tidbits that either didn't make the cut at or else just haven't posted to the site yet. I'll also keep you up to date on...

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