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Agile Testing Shouldn’t Change Based on Team Size

It’s important to note the more collaborative nature that agile encourages for every single member of the team—not just the testers. Sure, testers might have to adopt the most new skills if they hope to make things work at this new pace, but product owners and developers can’t just rest on their laurels.

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Josiah Renaudin
Gold bricks The Digital Transformation: Turning Lead into Gold

For years, IT has been seen as support for organizations’ primary internal functions. But IT can enable revolutionary processes—processes that generate revenue, rather than just consume it, and create innovation, helping organizations remain relevant and competitive. How can you transform this idea of lead into gold?

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Lee Copeland
How to Make Agile Work for Your Specific Team

Taking a step back, being honest about your strengths and weaknesses, and then using agile concepts to make yourself better is smarter than simply copying another team's structure. Agile can be your base, but don’t let trends that work for your competitor dictate the core of your software development.

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Josiah Renaudin
Someone about to plunge into water Catch Small Failures Early with Agile Practices

Agile is designed to keep failures small and manageable. It’s essential to be able to talk about small failures and ways to improve during the retrospective so that the teams can advance their agile practices. If your teams can’t talk about their small failures openly, there is a great risk of bigger troubles soon.

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Ryan Ripley
Planning: writing who, what, where, when, why, and how Don’t Let Too Little Planning Tank Your Agile Adoption

Many organizations turning to agile believe it means you don't have to do any planning. This couldn't be further from the truth. A healthy agile team does just as much (if not more) planning than a team using a waterfall methodology. Preparing and setting goals sets up the team for a more successful agile adoption.

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Alan Crouch
Speedometer Avoiding Continuous Bugs: Speed and Quality in DevOps

Lots of DevOps initiatives focus on speed and frequency of deployment without an emphasis on quality. Bad testing practices in DevOps only deploys buggy software faster. Here are some tips to move toward a more effective testing process that supports a continuous delivery approach—without sacrificing quality.

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Jeffery Payne
Remote workers in a video conference Can Remote Workers Ever Really Make Effective Agile Teams?

As the Agile Manifesto states, agile teams should value individuals and interactions, and traditionally, this implies being in the same room. While technology makes collaboration at a distance more viable, some feel that collocation helps with delivering quickly. Can remote workers ever make effective agile teams?

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Steve Berczuk
Continuous Integration Makes Testers Look Like Developers

There have always been distinct lines that separate developers and testers—and they didn’t often work all that close together. However, shifting everything to the left and being more concerned with testing at every single stage of development has blurred the line between their responsibilities.

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Josiah Renaudin