Of Risks and Retrospectives

In this counter-opinion, Senior Consultant Byron Katz discusses why a lack of action items from an agile team’s retrospective might be a symptom of deeper problems.

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Software Testing and Agile

In Celebration of Agile’s 20th Anniversary, Executive Vice President Mike Sowers reflects on how software testing and testing professionals have been influenced by agile principles and practices.

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Quality Engineering in Agile and DevOps

Early in the software engineering journey, there were primarily developers. Developers had a wide array of accountabilities: designing, coding, testing, deploying, maintaining, and more. Quality was inherently built in and championed by the triad of the customer, the business, and the developers. As we scaled, we segmented these responsibilities across roles, which came with both […]

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Selecting the Right Agile Framework

Scrum. Kanban. Lean. XP. SAFe. RUP. Scrum of Scrums. There are many frameworks available to organizations that are maturing their agile software development process. However, the use of some frameworks can help reinforce agile behaviors, while others can be degenerative and actually drive an organization to revert to more waterfall-like software development. The choice of […]

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