Testing Business Ideas, By David Bland

Mind the Product

David Bland, co-author of Testing Business Ideas, spoke about his process in writing his book. True to his craft, he tested the content of his book as it was written. The post Testing Business Ideas, By David Bland appeared first on Mind the Product.

Developing a Test Strategy for the Agile World

Centercode

Test strategy is critical to the success of any testing effort – but where do you start? How you involve real users in beta testing? In our interview with Adam Satterfield , director of Testing and Quality at Anthem, we dive deeper into these questions and the importance of test strategy on the whole. We’ll also look at how beta testing fits into that and the value it brings to both testing professionals and the organizations they work for.

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7 Common Types of Software Testing

Usersnap

Most developers have no clue about how testing is actually done, and how valuable the understanding of software testing basics can be for developers who really want to excel in their careers. I owe a large amount of the success I have had in my career as a software developer to my background in testing. In this post, I will tell you about the 7 most used software testing approaches and how you can use them to become a better software developer. Black-box testing.

How QA Testing is Moving Up in Today’s Agile Value Chain

Usersnap

In the past, the core goal of testing is to find bugs and fix them. But the dynamics of IT and testing landscape have changed now. Agile QA approach and user experience driven development (UXDD) have taken modern software development and testing by storm. As a QA tester or manager, how you scale up your skills to match today’s innovative challenges is the key to improving testing productivity and advancing your career prospects. . New testing platforms.

Add User Tests to Your Agile Process: Reduce Risk in Shipping New Products

Agile has become the go-to methodology for companies that want to reduce the risk involved in shipping new products. But how do you prevent building items nobody wants? If you wait to get user feedback until after development, then you’ve waited too long.

Lipstick Agile

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: Lipstick Agile?—?Happiness Have you noticed how many people in the agile field are unhappy with their work situation? A situation where an organization already struggles doing agile, not to mention ‘becoming agile?’ This is what I call lipstick Agile. Scrum Masters and agile coaches are close to either burnout or indifference. Join the 25th Hands-on Agile meetup on August 20, 2020, to explore the virtual Ecocycle Planning. Lipstick Agile?—?The

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Beta Testing Must Evolve to Support Agile and DevOps

Centercode

As teams introduce Agile and DevOps development practices that emphasize continuous release into their organizations, they’ve taken massive strides to improve the speed and velocity of software development. And those legacy software testing processes that are unable or unwilling to do so are at risk of being replaced. The same rule applies to beta testing. Is traditional beta testing at risk? Beta testing has been around for decades.

Testing Business Ideas – David Bland on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

David Bland is the CEO and Founder of Precoil, an author, and a long-time practitioner of agile and lean startup. He joined us on the podcast to talk about how to create focus around what matters to your users by using different testing methodologies – a topic he and Alex Osterwalder cover in their book, Testing Business Ideas. Testing business ideas. Testing Business Ideas, by David Bland and Alex Osterwalder: US , UK , DE. Testing business ideas.

Is Scrum Agile Enough?

Ask Benny

Too many times people confuse agile and scrum. Agile is a concept with principles that helps us develop software better, validate it as soon as we can, and bring value to our customers faster. Scrum is a valid and very popular framework for agile development. This is not agile.

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Agile Product Management – You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

General Use of Agile – My perception is that Agile is being? How extensively is Agile being used for non-software products? Agile, which is really empirical process control, has been embraced well beyond the software world. Campbell Soup recently used agile strategies to launch a new Epic Crunch Goldfish cracker in nine months, much more quickly than usual.” You can read about it here: Are You Agile Enough for Agile Management? Tests?

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How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

Teams of agile developers race along the product. be able to capture in a proposed price, and it’s a good test. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS. Practical Frameworks to Monetize Embedded Analytics Table of Contents Embedding Analytics to Lift Value and Revenue.

Localization testing: why does your app, game, or website need it?

The Product Coalition

And that’s why localization testing exists: to prevent these very situations. Localization testing is usually not the first thing that development companies consider. Let’s take a closer look at localization testing, what the most essential steps are, and why you need it.

Scaled Agile – Why? When? How?

Modus Create

Agile at Scale, or Scaled Agile, is all the rage! When and who should implement Scaled Agile? Scaled Agile is a way for organizations with many teams to plan, coordinate, and track work on large initiatives. In this blog post, we’ll review why, when, and how organizations should consider adopting Scaled Agile. Why are so many organizations considering the move to Scaled Agile? When should you consider Scaled Agile?

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Agile Laws & Distributed Teams

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: Agile Laws and Remote Agile On numerous occasions in the recent past, working with distributed agile teams has amplified existing organizational, technical, and cultural challenges in many organizations. Agile Laws?—?Conclusion

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An Agile Project to Enable Social Distancing: a Case Study

Mind the Product

We tested the code very, very quickly – and if I’m honest I would have liked to have spent longer on testing. But during this crisis, agility is key, and a motivated team is crucial. The post An Agile Project to Enable Social Distancing: a Case Study appeared first on Mind the Product. Agile Product Development Guest Post Product Management Skills Agile Development COVID-19 product management rapid development

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

When you Look but Don’t see: Agile as Performance

Mind the Product

He showed me that I was too concerned with passing the test, and not with driving safely. This clicked strongly with me, and from that point forward I made safety my first priority, rather than passing the test. (I Fast forward a few weeks to Mind the Product Singapore’s conference, and Jeff Gothelf’s brilliant keynote speech titled Lean, Agile, & Design Thinking: Principles over Process. Simple Values of Agile and Lean.

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5 Steps To Test Your Product Ideas

The Product Coalition

design ux agile product-management startupWhen we have ideas, it’s like a piece of Playdoh. Follow these 5 steps to make the right decisions as a Product Manager. Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

How to design a Remote Unmoderated Usability Test

Userzoom

Remote unmoderated usability testing is a flexible and versatile methodology that caters to various research needs. Remote unmoderated research is a method for testing websites, prototypes and mobile applications using a software tool. Because the data collection is remote, asynchronous, and automated, results can be collected quickly making the methodology well suited for an agile development environment. How to run a remote unmoderated usability test.

The 3 Big C’s of Agile Development and Testing

Amir Rozenberg

In the age of Agile and Digital Transformation strategies, every brand is looking to set themselves apart. What’s commonly known is that acceleration can come in the form of adopting an agile process: highly independent dev teams who are responsible for a feature or area of the code and delivering incremental functionality from design to production. Using test automation, they are able to ensure the integration actually works.

Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

How Design Thinking, Lean, and Agile Work Together by Jonny Schneider

Mind the Product

In this keynote from #mtpcon London, Jonny Schneider, Product Strategy and Design Principal at ThoughtWorks, discusses how using all of design thinking, agile, and lean means we can build better products. Key points: You should try to use design thinking, agile and lean when building your products. Testing and learning with real people, using real software in real contexts, is the key to competitive advantage. Agile – helps us to build the thing right.

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Remote Agile Transitions

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: Remote Agile Transitions We are used to saying the Scrum is a perfect probe for organizations, as it will reliably discover all dysfunctionalities. Since the pandemic has forced many of us to work remotely, this unique capability has been kicked into overdrive regarding remote agile transitions. Here are my top-10 challenges of organizational change that remote Agile has made more urgent to address than ever before. ?? Remote Agile Transitions?—?The

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AI and the Future of Testing

Centercode

Whether it’s the rise of AI, CI/CD, or DevOps, the lines between testing and development are blurring. But as testing methodologies evolve and bleed into development, professional testers are questioning how this evolution will affect their role in product development. In our interview with Jason Arbon , CEO of Test.ai, we dive deeper into the future of testing and how people running tests can adapt to imminent technological changes.

Agile Movers & Shakers (6)

The Product Coalition

The Agile Movers & Shakers Interview w/ Christiaan Verwijs & Barry Overeem Today we welcome Christiaan Verwijs & Barry Overeem. If so, you can subscribe here and join 26k agile peers. What brought you to ‘agile?’ “ Christiaan : A friend of mine started a software company.

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How To Build Data-Informed Products

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Director, iridion

As a product manager, you probably know specific ways to gather data to inform your product decisions, like the ever-popular A/B test. But as they say, you wouldn't put a round peg in a square hole. What about the times when it doesn't make sense to A/B test, because you have too small a sample size? Do you just do it anyway, because your company's product culture requires that you have those numbers? Tim Herbig will share his hands-on approach to working with analytics in agile product management. Tim will discuss the line between being data-informed versus data-driven. The audience will leave with an analysis toolkit filled with the right data tools for every scenario. Data validation won't be an issue again.

Is Scrum Agile Enough?

Ask Benny

Too many times people confuse agile and scrum. Agile is a concept with principles that helps us develop software better, validate it as soon as we can, and bring value to our customers faster. Scrum is just one of the software development frameworks that implement agile and there are many others including Kanban, extreme programming, lean software development and more. Scrum is a valid and very popular framework for agile development. The Agile Manifesto.

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Packing for the Yellow Agile Brick Road: 5 Tips for A Successful Transition to Agile

Agile Velocity

Your organization has made the commitment to experiment with Agile or to go whole hog and do a “rip-the-band-aid-off” transformation. During this transition to Agile, you may be wondering, “What are we really in for?” . It is important that you learn the principles, values, and practices of an Agile way of working. This article is about the more elusive, yet essential things, you’ll need to take with you on your Agile journey. Change and transition to Agile.

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Delta Testing in Modern Product Delivery on Pragmatic Live Podcast

Centercode

Centercode CEO Luke Freiler recently sat down with VP of Marketing at Pragmatic Institute Rebecca Kalogeris to discuss the challenges of modern software development, and how continuous customer testing offers a solution to the quality gap in pre-release agile development. In this podcast, Luke talks strategies for bringing the voice of the customer into agile environments through delta testing , or ongoing Customer Validation. Get Your Free Guide to Delta Testing.

Metrics in Agile: How to Effectively Measure Your Transformation Journey

Agile Velocity

It is one of the most commonly used, abused, and misused metrics in Agile software development. When it comes to metrics in Agile , the data itself is not the goal — instead, it’s a means of tracking your journey, testing hypotheses, and providing feedback as you head towards your next goal.

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Announcing Agile 2.0.0 – The Newest and Bestest Agile Ever

Modus Create

Modus is pleased to announce Agile 2.0.0 We have taken agile to the power of two by applying Agile to Agile, and eliminating all the waste in software development. We are so taken with this new version of Agile that our entire team has collaborated on this article using modern Agile 2.0.0 Those things always get in the way, so Agile 2.0.0 It’s important in Agile 2.0.0 So Agile 2.0.0 So no more testing. Agile 2.0.0

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Three Common Beta Testing Tools That Eat Up Test Managers’ Time

Centercode

The results of the 2018 Customer Validation Industry Survey backed up what we already knew: time is a precious commodity that test managers don’t have a lot of. Responses from over 300 companies showed how and where today’s testing professionals are spending their time. In particular, it revealed how the Beta Testing tools they use impact bandwidth and overall program effectiveness. Fifty-eight percent of survey respondents use email in test management.

Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup

Mind the Product

Despite the successes Agile has brought us, it’s time to take the things we have learned from Agile and move on. Like the technology we use to build the products we love ages and gets left behind, Agile has died while we were perfecting our standup. Personally, I can’t stop thinking about the pain that this new reality – the one that comes after Agile – is going to cause a lot of enterprise companies. Agile isn’t to blame for this.

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Capitalizing Software During an Agile Transformation

Johanna Rothman

They've started to use agile approaches. Capitalization for Agile Work. Let me walk you through an example of a 5-person agile team. But, what happens if you don't have an agile project? Then we designed, coded, integrated, and tested.

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Is Scrum Agile Enough?

The Product Coalition

Too many times people confuse agile and scrum. Agile is a concept with principles that helps us develop software better, validate it as soon as we can, and bring value to our customers faster. Scrum is just one of the software development frameworks that implement agile and there are many others including Kanban, extreme programming, lean software development and more. Scrum is a valid and very popular framework for agile development. Agile is just a means to an end.

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Agile vs Waterfall – Major Differences

The Basics of Product Management

Top 5 must know Agile vs Waterfall major differences. Agile vs Waterfall is not as common a debate as Scrum vs Kanban. Agile vs Waterfall. The agile vs waterfall comparison table is not a summary of agile vs waterfall pros and cons. Basically, I only go over the definitions of agile methodology and waterfall methodology. Before proceeding further, do you completely understand Agile Methodology ? Product Management Agile

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Agile Project Kickoffs

Johanna Rothman

Now that agile teams stay together, we can change the kickoff to more project-specific work. I wrote an article several years ago, Keys to Chartering an Agile Project. In Create Your Successful Agile Project , I suggested a reframe for the charter. Many new-to-agile-thinking teams want everything defined upfront. I often ask this question, “What will we do when we realize we don't have enough test automation to know the state of the product after each build?”

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The 3 Big C’s of Agile Development and Testing

Amir Rozenberg

In the age of Agile and Digital Transformation strategies, every brand is looking to set themselves apart. What’s commonly known is that acceleration can come in the form of adopting an agile process: highly independent dev teams who are responsible for a feature or area of the code and delivering incremental functionality from design to production. Using test automation, they are able to ensure the integration actually works.

Understanding how Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Work Together

Mind the Product

The ideas of Agile are great. Design Thinking is how we explore and solve problems; Lean is our framework for testing our beliefs and learning our way to the right outcomes; and Agile is how we adapt to changing conditions with software. Agile is related to Lean. In conditions of high uncertainty, Agile offers ways to build software that is dynamic and can adapt to change. The heart of Agile is adapting gracefully to changing needs with software.

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How Agile Development Impacts Speed and Scalability

The Product Coalition

The agile methodology framework is one such methodology that uplifts the game of every software development company. Most software development companies these days use agile methodology to develop their applications as they are aware of how effective and reliable the approach is.

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