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Hidden Constraints/Process Improvements in Value Stream Mapping and Theory of Constraints

One of the starting points with any organization looking to start the DevOps journey or even just looking for process improvement is to create a current and future state Value Stream Map or apply the Theory of Constraints. The concept

Posted in agile, best practices, DevOps, kanban, SAFe, scrum, testing, XP

QA, DevOps is an Opportunity not a Threat

If you look around most QA message boards you still see the topic of automated testing versus manual testing being debated over and over. I am not going to get into this debate because I believe the overwhelming evidence, industry

Posted in agile, DevOps, testing, Uncategorized

DevOps and the Theory of Constraints

As the DevOps movement has started to take hold in the software development industry, one of the great benefits of this is that individuals are starting to become aware of tried and true Lean Manufacturing and TQM practices. Having received

Posted in agile, best practices, continuous integration, DevOps, kanban, Uncategorized

DevOps, getting that old Deja vu feeling

While recently putting together an Intro to DevOps presentation for an upcoming meetup, I couldn’t get over this feeling of déjà vu as I put the presentation together. As I reviewed the presentation over and over I kept trying to

Posted in agile, best practices, continuous integration, testing

The “Killer Dozen” Automation Implementation Killers – CI/CD/DevOps

Many organizations today are moving towards automated testing for the right reasons, but unfortunately the vast majority experience a spectacular failure. Often at Meetups or talking to potential customers who have failed at one or more automation implementations, I continue

Posted in agile, ATDD, automation, BDD, best practices, continuous integration, selenium, TDD, testing

The “Killer Dozen” Automation Implementation Killers – Sorry, QA does not own Automation

Many organizations today are moving towards automated testing for the right reasons, but unfortunately the vast majority experience a spectacular failure. Often at Meetups or talking to potential customers who have failed at one or more automation implementations, I continue

Posted in agile, ATDD, automation, BDD, best practices, continuous integration, selenium, TDD, testing

The “Killer Dozen” Automation Implementation Killers – Failure to Take a Leap of Faith

Many organizations today are moving towards automated testing for the right reasons, but unfortunately the vast majority experience a spectacular failure. Often at Meetups or talking to potential customers who have failed at one or more automation implementations, I continue

Posted in agile, ATDD, automation, BDD, best practices, continuous integration, selenium, TDD, testing, Uncategorized

The “Killer Dozen” Automation Implementation Killers – Not Truly Integrating with your Agile Practice

The “Killer Dozen” Automation Implementation Killers Many organizations today are moving towards automated testing for the right reasons, but unfortunately the vast majority experience a spectacular failure. Often at Meetups or talking to potential customers who have failed at one

Posted in agile, ATDD, automation, BDD, best practices, continuous integration, selenium, TDD, testing

The “Killer Dozen” Automation Implementation Killers – Failure to Deal with Culture Issues

Many organizations today are moving towards automated testing for the right reasons, but unfortunately the vast majority experience a spectacular failure. Often at Meetups or talking to potential customers who have failed at one or more automation implementations, I continue

Posted in agile, ATDD, automation, BDD, best practices, continuous integration, selenium, TDD, testing

Path from Waterfall to Agile for HP Unified Functional Testing (formerly QTP) users

ATF is pleased to announce our solution for companies looking to move from HP’s Unified Functional Testing (UFT) (formerly QTP) to today’s leading edge open source solutions. Many HP UFT users have wished to make the move to open source

Posted in agile, automation, best practices, continuous integration, selenium, testing, Uncategorized

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