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How Cloud-Based Automation Testing Tools Create Better Software

[fa icon="user"] Craig Kaneshiro [fa icon="calendar"]  Dec 5, 2018 8:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Testing has always been an important stage of the software development lifecycle. Teams that do it well clearly understand the benefits and are often the strongest advocates for the practice. Unit tests should be a given in any web application’s code base. Automated functional testing takes this a step further and allows application testing on the user-interface level, which adds another layer of protection that helps catch mistakes before they reach production.

In this article, you’ll learn more about how cloud-based automation testing tools help software development teams reduce costs, create higher code quality, and increase velocity so they can move forward quickly.

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Creating Long-Term Success with a Product vs. Project Mindset

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Nov 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the 2018 DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) in Las Vegas. While conferences tend to make me fearful of getting sucked into a big sales show, DOES restored my faith (in the value of conferences, not Vegas!). Notably, it was extremely well-attended, impeccably run, and there was an elite cast of speakers throughout the event. From large talks to small group sessions to book signings, the event offered seemingly endless opportunities for interactive education.

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Maintaining a Healthy Product Backlog in Agile

[fa icon="user"] Greta Kelly [fa icon="calendar"]  Nov 14, 2018 10:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

In Agile, items selected for development come from a backlog, a list of prioritized features describing functionality for the desired product. The inspiration for new features can strike at any time, but ideas may not be fully flushed out and can change as more is learned about the product. In this article, I’ve outlined 3 key elements of a healthy agile backlog that facilitate creativity, simplify ongoing development, and create a more valuable and profitable product over time.

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An IT Leader Describes How He Transitioned to DevOps and Agile

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Jul 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

In 2014, Allstate embarked on a quest to exceed an already high bar for providing accelerated value by leveraging DevOps and Agile to transform the way they delivered software. Through third-party partnerships, they were able to improve the Ops side of DevOps and incorporate a new Agile methodology for software development. In this exclusive interview with Roman Dumiak, Director of Technology Innovation at Allstate, we uncover how he and his colleagues built a team dedicated to Agile principles and what the transition did for Allstate’s ability to meet their goals and objectives.

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Fundamental Leadership Tools for Progressive Agile Organizations

[fa icon="user"] Natalie Lopez [fa icon="calendar"]  Apr 17, 2018 10:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Whether you are an entrepreneur starting a new business, an intrapreneur developing a new department, or you simply have a vested interest in your organization’s success, I have the blueprint for becoming a healthy Agile organization. When embarking on something new, mistakes and setbacks are bound to happen. But if someone developed a toolset that would help you achieve traction towards your vision sooner, wouldn’t you use it? Gino Wickman’s book, Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business (2011) and his corresponding Entrepreneurial Operating System, has become our go-to playbook for becoming a high functioning Agile organization. In this article, I’ve included the top 5 reasons I love the EOS system.

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