Developing a Test Strategy for the Agile World


Test strategy is critical to the success of any testing effort – but where do you start? How you involve real users in beta testing? 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.

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


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.

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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. Testing business ideas. Testing Business Ideas, by David Bland and Alex Osterwalder: US , UK , DE. Testing business ideas.

Beta Testing Must Evolve to Support Agile and DevOps


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. The same rule applies to beta testing.

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.

Agile Product Management – You Asked, We Answered

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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. Tests? Agile Product Management

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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. Agile – helps us to build the thing right. Do you want to test a solution?

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How to design a Remote Unmoderated Usability Test


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. How to run a remote unmoderated usability test.

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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AI and the Future of Testing


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.

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

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

Delta Testing in Modern Product Delivery on Pragmatic Live Podcast


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.

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


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.

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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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. 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

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How To Build Data-Informed Products

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Director, iridion

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.

3 Myths About Bringing Customers into Agile Development


To keep products evolving at the speed of their customers’ lives, software teams have adopted agile development practices. The rapid iteration made possible by agile practices and continuous delivery allows teams to fine-tune the user experience, little by little, on a consistent basis.

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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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. Agile isn’t to blame for this.

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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.

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Create Feedback Loops (Agile Approaches) for Hardware Products

Johanna Rothman

In Costs of an Agile Approach for Hardware Products , I suggested that an iteration-based approach for hardware was too expensive. Agile software teams are cross-functional and interdependent. Many agile software teams have somewhere between four and seven people.

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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. When thinking about adoption of agile schemes, some of the common concepts that come to mind are Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD) and Continuous Testing (CT).

Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

Taking agile, a process otherwise optimized for small, cross-functional, collaborative teams and making it work at scale is fascinating. ” I’ve spent the last half-year in the beginning of my journey understanding how agile product management at scale can work.

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“Behind the Agile Curtain: Why Leaders Choose Agility” Panel Presented at Keep Austin Agile 2019

Agile Velocity

My name is Erik Cottrell, and I’m with Agile Velocity. What we intended to do with this panel was to give folks a glimpse into what it’s like for leaders who are on an agility journey. Erik: What led to your decision to pursue agility? Agile Agile Transformation Leadershi

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What’s the difference between formative and summative usability testing?


When it comes to usability testing, many are unaware that there are two types of evaluations that can be conducted during the product design and development lifecycle. These are formative and summative usability tests. Formative usability testing tends to be more qualitative in nature.

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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Dual-Track Agile: Why Messy Leads to Innovation

Mind the Product

What is Dual-Track Agile? Dual-Track Agile is an IT development methodology where figuring out what to build is as important as the building process. The Dual-Track Agile process is demonstrated in the gif below. And the easiest way to test this out without building anything?

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How to Maintain Your Product Agility with Non-Agile Stakeholders

The Product Coalition

Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay “We are not agile enough”, she told me. If you work at a large company, or in a relatively traditional industry, you probably know the feeling: You are a big believer in agile and lean. Agile can be scary for someone who is not used to it.

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Lee Duddell, Senior Director of UX Research, on ‘Common mistakes rookies make when testing (and how to overcome them)’


Lee Duddell, UserZoom’s Senior Director of UX Research, reveals some of the mistakes that newbies make when they’re running tests for the first time and how they can avoid them. . He’s only ever worked in Agile. Agile UX Research & Testing BetterUX User Research

Where I Think “Agile” is Headed, Part 4: What Does “Agile” Mean?

Johanna Rothman

I started this series asking where “Agile” was headed. (I I didn't like what I saw at the Agile 2019 conference.) This part is about what “Agile” or “agile” means. I understand that people want what they perceive as the value “Agile” will bring them. Let's return to the Manifesto for Agile Software Development , what I call the “Agile Manifesto.” Or, testing hell.

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3 sins of implementing Agile

The Product Coalition

I want to share the most common and most significant issues with Agile implementation that I have seen in practice. What Agile is, has been initially described in the Agile Manifesto and further under 12 Agile Principles. Refer to the above quoted Agile Principle.

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Lost in the Agile Jungle? by Christian Becker

Mind the Product

When we compare today’s agile product management in practice with what we have seen some 10 years ago, not much has changed: Agility is still mainly limited to UX labs and A/B testing, and misses the potential value that could be found between the initial idea and a working product.

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Costs of an Agile Approach for Hardware Products

Johanna Rothman

I had a conversation with a hardware engineer whose organization got the mandate, “Go agile or bust!” Sufficient test automation to know the build works. Think of simulations as tests.). The hardware person creates the code to create the product and then creates tests in the simulator. This looks a lot like a software build and smoke test. Maybe more tests. In software, we can build a product and test in minutes to an hour. (If

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Visualize Work to Reduce Agile Meetings

Johanna Rothman

Many new-to-agile teams use some form of iteration-based agile approach. Back in Time You Spend in Agile Meetings (near the bottom of the post), I enumerated all the possible meetings. ” Once the team answers that question, the team moves to System Test.

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Zombie Agility & 3 Antidotes to Eradicate Infection In Your Organization – Part 3

Agile Velocity

In the previous articles of this series, I covered the first and second antidotes to Zombie Agility, the regular and generous application of compelling Business Outcomes and ensuring your change agents aren’t already infected. Zombie Agility is lazy. Antidote 2: Agile Change Agents.

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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. When thinking about adoption of agile schemes, some of the common concepts that come to mind are Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD) and Continuous Testing (CT).

Where I Think “Agile” is Headed, Part 5: Summary

Johanna Rothman

I started asking if you actually need an agile approach in Part 1 and noted the 4 big problems I see. Part 2 was why we need managers in an agile transformation. Part 4 was about how “Agile” is meaningless and “agile” is an adjective that needs to be applied to something. This post is about what you can do to create an agile culture, regardless of where you are in the organization. How can the managers use agility in their work?

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Rebooting Product Usability Testing for Much Better Insights

bpma ProductHub

Usability Testing – Something Has Always Seemed Off… Something has never seemed quite right to us about how product usability testing is done. No matter what is being tested, from software to cereal to screwdrivers, there is always a herd of elephants – in the room.

How to Run 1,000 Miles in 1 Year with Personal Agility

Agile Velocity

Breaking Goals Down With Personal Agility. I decided to use my experience as an Agile coach and run an exercise (pun intended) in personal agility. Anderson’s idea of facing fears head on reminded me of a way I learned to chat with the gremlins at this year’s Agile Coach Camp.

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