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STP 2013 – Become An Agile Super Manager!

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Blog, Slider | 1 comment

I wanted to take a moment and thank all of you who have recently attended the Persona Based Testing & Risk Assessment Presentation at the Software Test Professionals Conference. The session was well attended and the conference on a whole was also wildly successful, not to mention that San Diego is just downright outstanding.Looking forward to seeing you all at the next STP session.  As promised, here are the links from the presentation:   Unleash Your Agile Super Manager The Agile 12 Step Program The 10 Little Things There you have it. Please do reply and let me know what you...

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Lifestyles of the Loved & Agile

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Blog, Slider | 1 comment

It has been a while since I have had an opportunity to put together something really exciting that I have been chomping at the bit to share with you! How about this… As of today, I officially feel like an Agile Superstar! Not only was my recent session at Agile 2012 VERY well received, but I was also recently selected to give the keynote presentation at the Software Testing Professionals (STP), Fall Conference in Miami, Florida. This could not have happened at a more perfect time! I am so very passionate about testing in the Agile world and so adamant that people should not take...

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Rapid Release Planning – Agile 2012

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Blog, Slider | 1 comment

Product Owner Snow & The Seven Angry Dwarfs… Many people must have fallen out of their chair when they read the title of my talk that was accepted for the Agile 2012 Conference. I am so very excited to speak to the world about this topic. Here is the background information: Product Owner Snow loves her job, but hates that seven little stakeholders are constantly trying to manipulate the backlog and stick their finger in her pie. She is always willing to do what it takes to help others be happy, but she is no pushover. In today’s Agile climate, people always have a say as to...

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So You Think You Can Test…

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012 in Blog, Slider | 0 comments

As I have traversed the world of companies attempting to embrace Agile, I have quickly discovered that many do not take the needed time to have the tough conversation about Technical Debt. In a down economy, many organizations have decided to remain feature focused and driven to deliver products that only satisfy certain customer facing needs. What many fail to realize is that now more than ever should be the time we focus on testing. One additional interesting conundrum is the fact that many groups who proclaim to understand and embrace Agile principles fail to embrace true Agile testing...

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A Tale of The Agile Happy Meal

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Blog | 6 comments

I have come to the conclusion after visiting many of the Fortune 100 Companies and assisting with their Agile transformations, that many managers feel as though Agile practices are like a Happy Meal from a Drive Through. Please allow me to explain. As a father of four who VERY rarely visits fast food establishments, we regard those types of meals as a luxury, not an everyday necessity. Yet many managers drive up to Agile like it is a menu to choose from. I would like to order the faster time to market with the improved quality, hold all of the meetings and a large batch of reports and...

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Agile Father’s Day…

Posted by on Sep 6, 2011 in Blog | 7 comments

Agile Father’s Day…

I t’s Fathers day again and being the ‘AgileDad’ I thought I would take a moment to share what makes Fathers day so special to me. Having traveled the wold over and visited with MANY of the Fortune 100 companies, it has been refreshing to note that many large enterprise companies are starting to recognize that Agile is a viable solution. It has also been great to see with the growth of information available regarding Agile better practices that vanilla applications of any one method are drifting to the wayside allowing for natural better organizational practices to settle...

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