What is Fitness for Purpose

By Matt Philip Lately, I’ve talked a lot about fitness for purpose and fitness criteria. Fitness for purpose is an evaluation of how well a product or service fulfills a customer’s desires based on the organization’s goals or reason for existence. It

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Mobile Usability Testing is not Rocket Science!

Software testers do not make software; they only make them better. — Anonymous For some reason, people not involved with the field of UX (usability) have the idea that usability testing in general is as difficult as rocket science—especially for

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Women in Agile Summit at Agile Testing Days 2016

By Maaret Pyhäjärvi Agile is the most inclusive of the modern tech subgroups. It welcomes people from various roles and specialties to work in close collaboration, extending well beyond the realm of software development. Agile Testing Days Conference has taken

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Continuous Regression Performance Testing for enduring in Market

By Arun Dutta Now a day, high performance for an application is no matter a lavish but a basic need for the business. Gone are the days when we need to apprehend customer/stakeholders about the benefits of performance testing. Now, organizations are concerned

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GDPR: Test Data Privacy Back in the Spotlight

By Marcin Grabinski, Technical Solution Specialist, Compuware Corp. Introduction In April, the EU passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a set of rules aimed at strengthening data protection for EU consumers. The GDPR will enter into force on May

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Managing Technical Debt with Agile

1. Types of Technical Debt An outline to use when discussing technical debt: Unintentional Intentional: (a) Short-term: Only if there is the commitment to schedule, prioritize, and fix soon (e.g., in the next sprint). (b) Long-term: Only if the commitment

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Scrumban ‒ Being Differently Agile

Executive summary: Anyone who has worked for quite some time in the Agile environment would not have walked out without tasting the spices of Scrum and Kanban as part of their day-to-day activities. Scrum is best suited to products and

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Micrognosis: A Pre-Agile, Agile Story

I want to share a story from a galaxy far, far away. It has been on my mind quite a bit of late, as I tell it in some of my agile classes. However, I am unsure whether the students

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By the way…

Springtime was Jack’s favorite time. He loved the fact that the days were getting longer. The sun was still shining when work was over – ideal for a barbeque with friends. And that’s what he had just planned for next

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Behavior-Driven Development – Making TDD more accessible and effective for better Agile analysis

In addition to increasing complexity, the changing dynamics of technology, and meeting the quality expectations of prospective clients, the main underlying challenge in modern IT organizations nowadays is managing the scope and requirements of software projects. The challenge is not

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