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Puzzle piece The Role of Testers on Agile Teams

Some agile teams have so fully embraced the idea of the development team owning quality that they don't hire anyone with a testing background, instead making software engineers responsible for all phases of quality. Still, testers add value to a team in many ways that don’t involve test execution. Where do they fit in?

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Steve Berczuk
man jumping hurdle 3 Major Continuous Delivery Hurdles Teams Need to Overcome

Teams that leverage continuous delivery and continuous integration are playing an entirely different game than software teams of the past—instead of mapping out this major, ridged timeline, data is being both gathered and used more frequently (and effectively) than before.

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Josiah Renaudin
Secure mobile app Insider Threats: What’s the Biggest IT Security Risk in Your Organization?

Any modern company should give the line-of-business teams the ability to provision self-service, on-demand resources, but to ensure security, you have to do so in a way that has the necessary monitoring built in via automation. One good way is to use a cloud management platform that helps you keep your app secure.

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Pete Johnson
Test automation gear On Your Software Team, Who Should Own Automation?

There is a prevalent question in the software world these days: Who should be working on automation—developers or testers? Justin Rohrman says it can be everyone's responsibility. It’s more important to look at the structure of your technical team, what skill sets are available, and what the skill distribution is.

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Justin Rohrman
Better Software Fall 2017 issue cover What’s in the Fall 2017 Issue of Better Software Magazine

Better Software magazine editor Ken Whitaker highlights content from the latest issue, including articles on bridging the divide between agile and waterfall, scaling agile through empowered teams, DevOps and IoT, and continuous development.

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Ken Whitaker
doctor using tablet FDA Pilots Program to Pre-Certify Digital Health Software

As healthcare undergoes a digital transformation, how can the traditional regulatory process keep pace? The FDA recently announced the initial participants in a pilot program that will pre-certify digital health tech companies that meet quality standards for software design, validation, and maintenance.

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Pamela Rentz
User stories Use Continuous Backlog Grooming to Refine Agile Requirements

Continuous backlog grooming means systematically refining your user stories: breaking up larger stories, obtaining detailed requirements, writing the requirements in terms of acceptance criteria and acceptance tests, and sharing and refining these details with the team. Acceptance test-driven development can help.

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Susan Brockley
failure and success road signs Want to Become Agile? Get Ready to Make Countless Mistakes

It’s not easy, but to find success with agile, you need to become comfortable not only taking risks, but watching those risks lead to real failure. Not every idea is going to be a winner, but more often than not, those failures lead to an even greater success.

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Josiah Renaudin