Conference Presentations

STARWEST Testing The Lean Startup Method: Its Value for Testers
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A startup is an organization created to deliver a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty. Approximately 40 percent of all startups will cease operation with investors losing everything; 95 percent will fall short of their financial projections. And the number...

Lee Copeland
Agile DevOps Finding the 'Seams': Making User Stories Smaller
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When we adopt agile practices and a lean mindset, we make great promises to ourselves but we often encounter difficulties in creating user stories that are of high quality and utility. Mitch Goldstein describes why user stories and their value are the currency of agile and lean software...

Mitch Goldstein
Collocated East Logo The Lean Agile Portfolio
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Agile practices continue to improve as organizations move forward with adoption and adaption. However, as they move forward, they often run into daunting challenges—coordinating projects with highly complex requirements and interdependencies; navigating highly political environments...

Jamie Mades
Collocated East Logo Removing the Silos: When Agile, Lean, and DevOps Aren’t Enough
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Your organization has adopted some combination of agile, lean, and DevOps practices, yet you have a sinking feeling that it’s not working the way everyone hoped it would. You’re wondering if it’s because you work for a very large organization and all this talk about small, cross-functional...

Betty Zakheim
Collocated West Logo Product Management: The Innovation Glue for the Lean Enterprise
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At a time when organizations of all sizes both want and need innovation, exciting approaches including lean startup and agile development have risen to the forefront. Although there is no shortage of resources and expertise on these approaches, less guidance is available on the daunting...

Mimi Hoang and George Schlitz
Collocated West Logo The Lean Executive Agility Framework
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In today’s business environment, organizations cannot afford to resist change and move slowly. They have to move quickly, adapt frequently, and turn on a dime when conditions demand it. This is not always easy to do. Organizations of all shapes and sizes can become rooted in habits and...

Jon Stahl
STAREast Logo The Lean Startup Method and Its Value for Testers
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A startup is an organization created to deliver a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty. Approximately 40 percent of all startups will cease operations with investors losing everything; 95 percent will fall short of their financial projections. And the number one...

Lee Copeland
Collocated East Logo Lean Entrepreneurship for Software Professionals
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Software teams are faced with the prospect of building a product, only to have unexpected shifts in customer demand, changes in the competitive landscape, or swings in the economic climate undermine their plans and turn their product into expensive waste. What is an...

Thomas Vaniotis, Liquidnet
Lean Test Management: Reduce Waste in Planning, Automation, and Execution
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Testing enterprise software requires effective resource management to prevent costly delays, budget overruns, and failed projects. In many software projects, more than 50 percent of development costs are attributed to software testing activities. With testing accounting for such a large...

Tariq King, Ultimate Software
Manage a Complex Test Effort with Lean and Kanban
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“How absurd! She swallowed a bird. She swallowed the bird to catch the spider. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don't know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she'll die.” The silly nursery rhyme teaches a serious lesson. Because software products are complex, we seek to manage...

Mike Duskis, 10-4 Systems

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