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.

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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.

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. Tests? Agile Product Management

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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.

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. The same rule applies to beta testing.

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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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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Remote Agile (Part 4): Anti-Patterns

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: Remote Agile Anti-Patterns?—?Pitfalls Pitfalls Successful Distributed Teams Avoid We started this series on remote agile with looking into practices and tools, followed by delving into virtual Liberating Structures, and how to master Zoom. Remote Agile Training?—?A

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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. How to run a remote unmoderated usability test.

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.

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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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).

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.

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.

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.

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 ».

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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).

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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“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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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)’

Userzoom

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

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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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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