While supporting multiple devices certainly has its business advantages, it also means the need for knowledge of multiple operating systems, device-specific idiosyncrasies, and having to hire or train staff for the skills necessary to perform the required tasks. Eric Bloom addresses these concerns.
Wearables have taken a huge leap in the marketplace over the last year. These devices continue to make inroads in domains such as fitness, health, and entertainment, but a new segment wearables are beginning to focus on is communication. We'll see how people decide to use these new gadgets.
Rob Myers, founder of Agile Institute, gave his keynote presentation “The Roots of Agility” at Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference East 2014. He compares an agile team to a grove of aspen trees, all connected by the roots and working together as a single organism. Read on.
Project and subproject boundaries can be challenging because people have different assumptions about exactly where the boundaries are. What, exactly, do your plan and budget include? Items on the boundary should be reviewed with project sponsors and documented as clearly in or out of project scope.
Pamela Rentz highlights the work of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, a radio telescope composed of sixty-six high-precision antennas located in northern Chile, and how the big data is being put to use by translating seventy different radio images onto musical discs.
Blended reality can be most easily described as a tech-powered sixth sense. In order to harness this additional sense, you need to wear or be implanted with some piece of technology that speaks to a computer. HP's new Sprout touch-based computer is one of the first to make use of this concept.
Ken Whitaker of Leading Software Maniacs gave the first keynote presentation at Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference East 2014. It was titled “From Chaos to Order: Leading Software Teams Today” and covered his five tenets of leadership to restore order to product management.
There are many misconceptions about accessibility that prevent people from making a conscious effort to incorporate it into their websites. But really, developing and testing accessible websites doesn't require more work, and it has many benefits. Let’s disprove the top four web accessibility myths.
Matt Heusser, the editor of StickyMinds.com, talks about some recent contributions to the site—including articles about methods for changing a workplace culture, how to develop a team of testers, and the future of testing—and about how you can get involved writing for StickyMinds, too.
This is a fascinating time to observe the role of CIO due to the many important forces simultaneously driving CIO selection criteria in different directions. The combination of data security and new IT trends may lead to the hiring of CIOs with a tech background first and business knowledge second.
Our organizations, management, teams, and customers desperately need each of us to step up and lead. Regardless of whether you have an official title as a leader or you are an individual contributor, you must exercise leadership in your role. Are you taking the initiative in your testing projects?