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Scrum Basics Scrum: Back to Basics[magazine]

So you think you know Scrum? Using the whimsical notion of farm animals and light-hearted visuals, take a refreshing review of the entire Scrum lifecycle as an intuitive set of roles, responsibilities, and handoffs. Particular attention is placed on what the ScrumMaster and product owner are expected to do at each handoff.

Brian M. Rabon
Hand drawing automation gears For Sustainable Test Automation, Look beyond the Surface[article]

When it comes to achieving sustainable test automation, having an appropriate test automation team structure in place is the most important first step to take. This article has some proven practices for a few different test automation adoption scenarios—led by an automation team or a regression team, and with agile adaptations—that have helped organizations enjoy long-term test automation success.

Maximilian Bauer
Angie Jones It’s Time for Testers to Own the Shift-Left Narrative: An Interview with Angie Jones[interview]

In this interview, Angie Jones, a consulting automation engineer, explains what it means to shift your testing left, why management if often in control of how it’s done, and why testers already have the right skills to test earlier in the lifecycle.

Josiah Renaudin
Test-Driven Service Virtualization Test-Driven Service Virtualization[magazine]

Because enterprise applications are highly interconnected, development in stages puts a strain on the implementation and execution of automated testing. Service virtualization can be introduced to validate work in progress while reducing the dependencies on components and third-party technologies still under development.

Alexander Mohr
Server stack with a line through it The Pros and Cons of a Serverless DevOps Solution[article]

The dream of any product owner is fully customizable production software without the expense of the hardware it rests upon. While not completely free of infrastructure, serverless infrastructure significantly reduces overhead costs by abstracting away physical hosting, physical security, server maintenance, and OS patching. Here's what you need to know to decide if serverless infrastructure is right for you.

Glenn Buckholz
Monitoring dashboard with criteria set up Solving Production Issues Using Testing Tools[article]

Standard web-monitoring tools can ping webpages and verify that they’re responding, but they don’t alert you to an issue. But you can use the technology in load testing to monitor your sites by running an interactive script that can detect issues and generate emails as needed. It runs constantly like a silent sentry, never sleeping or taking a vacation, improving your sites' reliability.

Nels Hoenig
DevOps and the Culture of Code DevOps and the Culture of Code[magazine]

Migrating an organization to continuous integration requires adoption new processes, tools, and automation. DevOps relies on dramatic culture change to encourage total transparency and collaboration among all project stakeholders.

Patrick Turner
Four people on a crew team rowing together Rowing in the Same Direction: Use Value Streams to Align Work[article]

Ambiguity abounds about value streams, so it’s good to clarify what they are, why they matter, and how to exploit them. It's important to help employees understand the organization's definition of value, to provide visibility on how business value is created, and to focus on the fast flow of value through the value streams. If everyone understands which direction to row the boat, they can steer toward it together.

Dominica DeGrandis
STARWEST 2018 Testing Your Tests: Securing Confidence In Your Automation[presentation]
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The growth of automation testing in today’s software development organizations is changing the way we test applications.

Max Saperstone
STARWEST 2018 Be the Lord of Your OWN Rings: How to Build Your OWN Insider Testing Program[presentation]
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Many testers just don't plain get listened to. Management doesn’t seem to listen despite you having a really good idea on how to reduce costs without reducing quality.

Dona Sarkar
Lightning Strikes the Keynotes[presentation]
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Throughout the years, Lightning Talks have been a popular part of the STAR conferences.

Rob Sabourin
STARWEST 2018 Testing Outside of the Box[presentation]
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The cognitive skills of testing are being threatened by two major forces: the assumption that automation can replace all other forms of testing, and the acceptance of lower quality by consumers.

Jon Bach
STARWEST 2018 The Life of a Tester, from Once Upon a Time to Happily Ever After[presentation]
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Most fairy tales start out with a scary premise and move to a happy ending. Lately, we have heard lots of scary stories about the future of testing.

Jennifer Bonine
Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Unlocking Retrospectives[presentation]
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Retrospectives empower teams to learn and improve. But many teams fail to reach their true learning potential. Ryan was part of a team that held retrospectives for a year and a half to fix one line of code.

Ryan Latta
Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Removing Impediments and Cultivating a Culture of Feedback[presentation]
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As agilists, we know the importance of open, candid feedback for agile teams to be continuously improving.

Joanna Vahlsing

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