Sep 14, 2014
Software Process and Measurement Cast number 307 features our essay on integration testing and Agile. Integration testing is defined as testing in which components (software and hardware) are combined to confirm that they interact according to expectations and requirements. Good integration testing is critical to effective development whether you are using Agile techniques or not.
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We also have a new installment from the Software Sensei. Kim Pries, the Software Sensei, discusses layered process audits and software inspections. The techniques are a powerful approach to deliver high quality software.
SPaMCAST 308 features our interview with Michael West author of Return On Process (ROP): Getting Real Performance Results from Process Improvement and more! We had a great discussion about why some process improvements impact the organization’s bottom line and some don’t. Impacting the bottom line is not accident.
Upcoming: ITMPI Webinar!
We Are All Biased! September 16, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
How we think and form opinions affects our work whether we are project managers, sponsors or stakeholders. In this webinar, we will examine some of the most prevalent workplace biases such as anchor bias, agreement bias and outcome bias. Strategies and tools for avoiding these pitfalls will be provided.
I will be presenting at the International Conference on Software Quality and Test Management in San Diego, CA on October 1. I have a great discount code!!!! Contact me if you are interested.
I will be presenting at the North East Quality Council 60th Conference October 21st and 22nd in Springfield, MA.
More on all of these great events in the near future! I look forward to seeing all SPaMCAST readers and listeners that attend these great events!
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