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? 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

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.

Lean, Agile, & Design Thinking by Jeff Gothelf

Mind the Product

When you have one team learning Agile, another learning Lean, and yet another learning Design Thinking, how are you supposed to get to alignment? Jeff takes us through the basics of the three main frameworks – Agile, Lean, and Design Thinking – and then gives us a set of principles that can help us effectively meld them together. What is Agile Really About? The concept of Agile came out of frustration at the way software was delivered.

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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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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?

3 Myths About Bringing Customers into Agile Development

Centercode

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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Handling Software Testing in Continuous Delivery

Centercode

It’s clear that continuous delivery and Agile are the way of the future for software development. The problem is that while dev teams have managed to keep up with the demand so far, software testing teams are struggling to maintain output quality. Addressing the Gap in Software Testing.

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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Feature Flagging: Your Secret Weapon in Continuous Customer Testing

Centercode

Software testing teams often find themselves sacrificing quality for speed when it comes to getting updates out on time. Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve explored how professionals are using customer testing to scale their resources and manpower within continuous delivery.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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).

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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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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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 Misconception #2: We Don’t Need Documentation

Atomic Spin PM

There is a common misconception that documentation should be done away with entirely in Agile development. Agile Documentation Basics. Agile values “working software over comprehensive documentation.” Agile Documentation Ideas.

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).

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.

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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Agile is dead: SCRUM implementation survival guide

The Product Coalition

In recent years, a barrage of criticism has come down upon Agile, as well as on Scrum, one of its most popular implementations. “It There are numerous critical articles on the Internet about Agile and Scrum. The way I see it, there are usually two reasons for criticism of Agile/Scrum.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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 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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Mobile App Testing: Why You Should Always Test Your Apps?

Alty

While Aristotle didn’t have mobile app development in mind when saying that phrase, it sums up the approach to mobile app testing quite well. The habit of rigorously testing new apps should constitute a large part of the overall development DNA. . Deploy A Mix of Testing Approaches.

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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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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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.