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Test management tool showing tests passing 5 Ways Test Management Tools Help in Agile Environments

Test management tools help improve the efficiency of development and testing teams by prioritizing test cases, so it makes sense that they would appeal to companies that have adopted an agile methodology to enable quicker release cycles. Here are five ways test management tools make a difference in agile environments.

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A crowd of people walking in the street Crowdsourced Testing: Give the People What They Want

Crowdsourced testing is a great way to connect with users and ensure that the product idea, design, implementation, and nonfunctional elements meet their expectations—or, hopefully, even exceed them. But like any other test effort, crowdsourced testing is both a science and an art. Here's how to do it effectively.

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Agile team contributing in a brainwriting session Brainstorming 2.0: Generate Better Ideas with Brainwriting

For decades brainstorming has been our go-to method for ideation, yet it holds back our success when the environment doesn't encourage everyone to contribute. Instead, try brainwriting—writing ideas on paper and letting teammates iterate on them. It improves not only the quantity of ideas you get, but also the quality.

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Andrea Goulet Empathy-Driven Development: A Slack Takeover with Andrea Goulet

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub to answer questions and engage in conversations. Andrea Goulet, the CEO of Corgibytes, hosted this Slack takeover and discussed how to help teams that want to be agile but aren't, and the importance of empathy in developing software.

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Software testers asking questions about a test tool they're considering Before You Buy That Test Tool, Answer These Questions

Tools are a normal part of testing jobs because they can amplify our ability to learn about product quality. It's a good idea to review new tools for automation, performance, or monitoring to see if some solution will help you test better. Before you even look at tools, though, there are two questions you should ask.

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A 3D-printed dome structure that won first place in Phase 2: Level 3 of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. Photo by NASA/Joel Kowsky Down-to-Earth Benefits from NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge

To advance the technology needed to create sustainable housing solutions for trips to the moon, Mars, and beyond, as well as here on Earth, NASA is conducting the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. Teams compete to construct dwellings out of local, indigenous, or recyclable materials, and designs are out of this world.

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Long-exposure shot of cars racing along a highway DevOps Isn’t Just about Releasing Faster

When organizations start moving to DevOps, one of the first things they focus on is automation. It makes sense: Automated deployment tools are easy to explain, and implementing them usually shows value right away. But speed isn’t the only (or even the best) reason to move to DevOps and an automated release pipeline.

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Silver stopwatch Getting Faster Pull Requests in an Agile Environment

Pull requests may not seem to fit into agile development, but they can work well if done right. If you can maintain feedback on your working software from frequent integration, using PRs can help people understand your code. The speed at which PRs can be reviewed depends on three things: context, size, and atomicity.

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