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.

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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5 Key Responsibilities of Agile Product Leaders

ProductPlan

What does product leadership look like in an agile context? For the product leaders supporting agile teams, it can be easy to get caught up in the routine of scrums , sprints, and standups. 5 Key Responsibilities of Agile Product Leaders. In an agile setting, the pace is faster.

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Lean and Agile: What’s the Difference?

Craft.io

In this piece, I’d like to address the somewhat confusing subject of the difference between the terms ‘lean’ and ‘agile’. As I have already mentioned, there are basic differences in where Lean and Agile originate and what they mean. So what IS the difference between Lean and Agile?

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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. What about the times when it doesn't make sense to A/B test, because you have too small a sample size?

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).

Is Agile Product Development Right for Your Team?

The Product Coalition

OK, everybody knows Agile is one of the best product methodologies out there. Well, for those who are unsure about what Agile Product Development means, this post will refresh their memory first. The true question is: is Agile product development right for your team?

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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.

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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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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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.

How we get our product just right with focus group tests

The Product Coalition

Pexels Essence of the Article: Focus group tests can give valuable customer feedback during development stage. One of the methods to get structured and usable feedback are focus group test. A successful focus group test leans on three core activities: 1.

Agile Role Transitions: Keep Austin Agile 2018 Activity Summary

Agile Velocity

Agile Roles are well defined in any foundational training for Scrum or Kanban. At Keep Austin Agile 2018, I presented a talk called “So You Made Your Project Managers into ScrumMasters: Roles Transitions When Becoming Agile”. Learn Agile. Agile training.

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Lawrence of Arabia, the Original Agile Disruptor, Had Sore Feet

The Product Coalition

The Minimum Viable Product (MVP) idea is central to the lean / agile methodology Get feedback as soon as possible. Looping through quickly he calls “fast-cycle testing”. It’s what I call a “highly mobile organization” with “fast-product-feedback-loops”; other terms are lean or agile.

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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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Agile Cadabra

Tyner Blain

Agile is not magical. Changing from a waterfall process to an agile process changes how your team works, and helps eliminate inefficiencies. Adopting an agile process does not let you magically have a more successful product. What makes agile powerful is also makes it dangerous.

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How user testing fits into agile development

UserTesting

Agile has become the go-to development methodology for organizations that want to reduce the risk involved in shipping new products and features. But even though agile has helped many companies make huge workflow improvements, agile teams can still end up … The post How user testing fits into agile development appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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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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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Get to Know Gauge, the New Cross-Browser Testing Framework

Amir Rozenberg

” Just like Rihanna, you might think there are too many frameworks to learn in the testing arena! Now there is a new cross-browser test framework gaining adoption in the community: Gauge , a framework sponsored by ThoughtWorks. Note that the tests will run serially.

Is Agile Really Cheaper?

Tyner Blain

There are several ways to answer the question “is agile cheaper than waterfall?” Agile done well is cheaper, as long as you measure correctly.” The right question is: is agile better?” ” How Agile Is NOT Cheaper. Agile Done Well IS Cheaper.

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Agile Through a Matrix Lens

Tyner Blain

Agile” is something most teams do wrong*, without realizing they’re doing it wrong. Let’s apply this lens to agile as applied within a company, and see if it helps people decide to do things differently. When You Say Agile, What Do You Mean?

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Questions to Ask Before Estimating an Agile Program Posted

Johanna Rothman

My most recent article on projectmanagement.com is 3 Questions to Ask Before Estimating an Agile Program. In both Create Your Successful Agile Project and Agile and Lean Program Management , I talk about the reality of estimates in most settings.

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Increase Performance in Cross-Browser Testing with Zero Effort – Here’s How

Amir Rozenberg

Introduction Are you used to getting a certain amount of data from your testing practices? Did you know that today you can extract more data from your existing testing practice…with zero additional effort. Looking for more information on performance testing?

Architecture & Governance Magazine: “Report Suggests Agile Integration Is the ‘Blueprint for Enterprise Architecture,’ Expert Agrees”

Agile Velocity

In the first couple sentences of “Agile Integration: The Blueprint for Enterprise Architecture,” a recently released report by Red Hat, the authors write: “Business success is increasingly based on your ability to react to change.

Why Simply “Allowing” Mistakes is a Dead-end for Agile Companies

Mind the Product

Managing culture can quickly become one of the most complex challenges for companies that seek to scale agile practices. Scaling agile practices [1] in a company requires strong cultural foundations, as you build understanding and trust, between – and within – teams. If culture is the cornerstone of agile companies, it’s also what can make agile fail, especially when it pertains to how companies value success and failure.

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How user testing fits into agile development

UserTesting

Agile has become the go-to development methodology for organizations that want to reduce the risk involved in shipping new products and features. But even though agile has helped many companies make huge workflow improvements, agile teams can still end up … The post How user testing fits into agile development appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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Why Marketing Should Go Agile

Pragmatic Marketing

Some marketers, including myself, are taking a different approach—one based on agile development. They responded with a set of principles and a methodology called agile development, and it has transformed software programming. What Is Agile Marketing?

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Begin your Agile Transformation Journey on the Right Track

Product Club

Across the globe, companies are investing in Agile transformations primarily for two reasons — to increase speed, and improve the quality of their technical product delivery. Our method is all about showing you how to run like a lean and Agile startup.

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Agile Transformation: More Possible Organizational Measurements, Part 5

Johanna Rothman

I’ve been thinking more about possible measurements in an agile transformation journey. This post will focus on measurements you might see when the culture changes with an agile transformation. If your agile transformation is stuck, consider rethinking your measurements.

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True North: Managing Long-Term Roadmap Needs with Agility

Pragmatic Marketing

So, how do you reconcile the needs of projecting a long-term product plan with the reality of a constantly changing market, especially when you use an agile approach like scrum? Agile Loves Roadmaps and Plans. Agile and scrum don’t discourage the creation of a product roadmap. To quote the agile guru Mary Poppendieck: “Agile hates plans, but loves planning.”. Managing the unknown requires agility. 5 Tips for Managing the Agile Product Roadmap.

Be in a Band, not an Orchestra: how to Grow an Agile Product Team

Mind the Product

Many of these will probably be familiar to you from the agile manifesto but it required some convincing of a large traditional organisation like the OU. To test the core features with real learners and teachers and learn from real-life usage.

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Webinar Recap – Scaling Agility: 5 Practices to Get Your Organization Started

Agile Velocity

Webinar: Scaling Agility: 5 Practices to Get Your Organization Started from Agile Velocity. In this webinar, Mike and Bryan discussed different tactics and practices that organizations can take as they begin to scale agility across the organization. There are a number of really good Agile scaling frameworks out there–SAFe, DAD, LeSS, Enterprise Scrum, etc. 5 Practices to Start Scaling Agile. Test case automation.

Part # 7 Points to watch out for when converting from waterfall to agile testing

All About Product Management

Agile can be a challenge for the Test Analyst who has been trained and is accustomed to working in the traditional waterfall, Prince 2 environments or using the V model. Possible areas to Improve 50% said there were: No proper test management processes.

How Software Usage Analytics Supports Agile Development

Revulytics

As part of a list of summer reading recommendations for marketers recently published by Forbes, Juniper Networks CMO Mike Marcellin named “Hacking Marketing: Agile Practices to Make Marketing Smarter, Faster and More Innovative” as his pick. The reach of agile development is extending, and what started as the domain of younger, smaller companies is now on the radars of everyone from government agencies to larger enterprises. Embrace data-driven agile processes.

Increase Performance in Cross-Browser Testing with Zero Effort – Here’s How

Amir Rozenberg

Introduction Are you used to getting a certain amount of data from your testing practices? Did you know that today you can extract more data from your existing testing practice…with zero additional effort. Looking for more information on performance testing?

Go Agile With Market-Driven User Stories

Pragmatic Marketing

For some product people, agile makes articulating requirements even harder. And so I believe that agile is an opportunity to connect to the market, strengthen product requirements and get buy-in. Getting feedback on working software is important in agile. We tested an early prototype on a small group of new and veteran users. We implemented this into the next iteration; our focus group tested it and loved it. Getting a product to the market is hard.

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Perfecto Offers the Fastest Web Test Automation in the Cloud

Amir Rozenberg

This isn’t unique to Perfecto’s customers: we see a clear intensification of the test activities, whether managed within the test team, development team or both. Can the lab execute a large amount of test cases, achieve the needed capacity and provide the relevant reporting?

How do you Implement Effective Product Experimentation?

Mind the Product

Experimenting lets us measure the impact of the products we’re building quantitatively, by testing them before and after release. We’re now seeing a shift from the idea of A/B testing as a narrow technique focused on conversion rates and landing pages towards experimentation as a broader mindset of how an entire business runs. Agile is an Essential Prerequisite. Create a hypothesis and test it. Another approach to consider standardizing is the painted door test.

Agile Market Requirements

Pragmatic Marketing

In the old days, tech companies followed the “waterfall” model: Documents moved downstream one department at a time, from requirement to specification to build to test. And now imagine that college ends with a single exam—without any tests along the way. Agile is happening.

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