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How Tools Are Helpful in Automation Testing

How Tools Are Helpful in Automation Testing

There are lots of tools and different types of frameworks available for using Agile in automation testing. Here we are going to look at QTP and SpecFlow integrated with Selenium or WatiN tools. . . .

The Scrum Retrospective

The Scrum Retrospective

If a team has one bad iteration or sprint there is no need to panic; the team can use the retrospective meeting to see what needs to be changed, corrected, and improved in the next sprint.

Keeping Agile Retrospectives Lively

Keeping Agile Retrospectives Lively

Do we really handle retrospectives in the way we are supposed to? . . . Retrospectives run the risk of becoming repetitive and boring, especially when (in the case of weekly sprints) they are conducted week after week.

Why Teams Fail During Agile Transformation

Why Teams Fail During Agile Transformation

Stand-ups happen, burn-down charts are in place -- and suddenly, toward the end of the sprint, things start falling apart. No matter how many times you meet or try to resolve issues, the comeback is never 100 percent. You have failed your sprint.

Invent, but Not the Wheel!

Invent, but Not the Wheel!

I would like to start with the old saying, "Don't reinvent the wheel." And really, it is an important message!

AGrEE Scrum Bridge

AGrEE Scrum Bridge

In terms of the service industry, while we collaborate with multiple customers, we learn to adapt and implement processes that can bring cohesiveness to teams. In many scenarios, however, we face challenges in understanding the current processes already in place for a customer.

Expect the Behavior You Reward

Expect the Behavior You Reward

I am sure you all agree that rewarding an individual or a team is a great step across any platform. With my experience in Agile, I am presenting a case on how deeply we are linked to Agile in our organization and how we assess individuals and reward teams.

Retrospectives

Retrospectives

When it comes to personal improvement, we impulsively and subconsciously follow the process to change and to improve; but when it comes to teams, we struggle to put it all together. . . . It takes a good ScrumMaster and a collaborative team to conduct effective retrospectives.

Do We Really Need a ScrumMaster?

Do We Really Need a ScrumMaster?

In the six years that I have worked as a ScrumMaster, I've often been asked if my role is truly essential, and why it should be considered an independent role within the Scrum team. "Why can't the dev manager also perform as the ScrumMaster? Or one of the developers? Or a QA tech?"

Be Patient, Be Persistent

Be Patient, Be Persistent

I read this quote again today: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." . . . This statement has impacted me very deeply.

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