Rethinking Your Measurement and Metrics for Agile and DevOps
5 Reasons Why Feedback is Important to Agile
One of the key conversations organizations and teams forget about in their transition to agile and DevOps is updating their measurement and metrics plan. Many companies are still using measurements and metrics from the traditional waterfall software development lifecycle. While some of these remain useful, many may not provide value to the team or organization—and […]
Agile Tips to Make the Most of Conferences
Agile emphasizes collaboration, communication, and iteration. But feedback is the technique that allows us to practice effectively as a team.
Plan for the Year the Agile Way
Time spent at a conference is precious, so you should make sure there is a return on that investment. What better way to do so than to leverage agile ideas? Here are a few tips based on the principles behind the Agile Manifesto for getting the most out of attending a conference. Embrace change Like […]
3 Ways to Have Fun at Work and Improve Productivity
The start of a new year always comes with new resolutions, goals, and a set of plans to grow in the future. The excitement and energy that a new start brings can rejuvenate a team. However, if you’re not careful, that same ambition can lead to failure. When you begin planning for the year, it […]
Career Options for Testers in the Age of Agile and DevOps
Happiness looks different for everyone, but one thing’s for sure: when asked to define happiness, most people don’t think about their nine-to-five. Your job is meant to be serious business. You clock in in the morning, grind through your daily tasks, and call it quits. Ultimately, you’re there to help your company make money. But […]
Getting the Most out of Your Agile Meetings
I’m often asked about the future of the testing role. Should I change my career direction? What’s in store for testing roles? Will there be a need for quality and testing expertise in the future? As a quality engineer, or tester, or testing leader, where do I go from here? No one has a crystal […]
Coveros Conversations: Learning Beyond Certification
One of the most common complaints of any software team during a retrospective is the issue of too many meetings. While agile ceremonies have the potential to provide a lot of value to the team when done correctly, often teams find themselves frustrated because the meetings did not provide enough (or any) benefit for the […]
The Agile Manifesto Principles: A 12-Part Series
Coveros Managing Consultant Brian Hicks and Training and Coaching Manager Samantha Jeantel explore what’s involved in getting a course accredited for certification, ways certification benefits individuals and organizations, as well as next steps for hands-on learning after certification.
The Metrics behind High-Performing DevOps Organizations
What does each Agile Manifesto principle mean and how can teams get started down the right path in using each Agile Manifesto principle?
The 2019 Accelerate State of DevOps report was recently released. This annual research compilation is a great resource to see what’s going on in the world of agile and DevOps. The report evaluates organizations against five key metrics, collectively called software delivery and operational performance metrics: Lead time for changes: How long does it take for a […]