Agile outside Software: How All Teams Can Benefit

Better collaboration, adaptive planning, early delivery, and constant improvement—do any of these agile pillars sound like something a non-software team would want to avoid? Agile has its place in different companies and teams across a multitude of industries.

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Josiah Renaudin
IoT Devices: Why Accessibility Should Be Your First Priority

Just because something is new, shiny, and more fully featured doesn’t mean that everyone is going to want to use it. Even if your IoT-enabled smart grill is voice-activated, it still has to be both consistently functional and as easy to use as a regular grill.

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Josiah Renaudin
Accelerating Your DevOps Processes with Agile

Everyone wants to accelerate the application development process. Agile has done a lot to help, but going faster without understanding whether we are going in the right direction has a significant risk of us getting lost. To really achieve development velocity, you need to understand agile in a pragmatic way.

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Bob Aiello
When Designing New Features, Know Thy User

The next time you’re designing an “awesome” new feature, take a step back and think, awesome for whom? Is this the kind of feature that will be understood and enjoyed by your target users? Or should you rethink how it might be perceived by your audience? When it comes to design, you have to know your users.

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Matthew Heusser
Adapt or Fail: Why Mobile Development and Testing Need to Be Agile

When it comes to effective and efficient mobile app development and testing, transitioning to agile has almost become a requirement. Agile allows you to make amendments at any stage of the process, both welcoming change and using it as an advantage.

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Josiah Renaudin
How DevOps Is Making Testers Evolve

As the streamlined DevOps movement catches on, more and more companies are abandoning “traditional testers” and getting software developers to test. Testers are not becoming obsolete—but it means testers have to evolve and start ensuring that quality is baked in. Adam Auerbach details how they need to change.

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Adam Auerbach
How the Internet of Things Impacts Testing and UX

The Internet of Things provides new, exciting possibilities for everyone involved, but with these new possibilities come just as many challenges. We have to shift our thinking before we can adapt to the upcoming connected world.

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Josiah Renaudin
Keynotes Recap from the Agile, Better Software & DevOps Conferences

Last week was the Agile Development, Better Software & DevOps Conferences East in Orlando, Florida: a jam-packed week with more than a hundred learning and networking opportunities. Here, we recap three of the keynote presentations, about scaling agile, experimental development, and continuous everything.

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Sandy Sidhu