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  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Project Scope, Schedule, Resources – Pick Two

    In a perfect world we could have anything we want. And that goes with our professional perfect world as well. And in terms of project management, that would mean we could pick what we manage, when we manage, who we manage, what customers we manage projects for, how we manage, what processes we follow and to whom we report project information. Total freedom. As an independent consultant, you get some of those freedoms, but you are still accountable and if you think otherwise, then you’ll soon find yourself with lots of time on your hands and no clients to perform ...
    September 03, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Improve Agile Project Planning by Involving the Whole Team

    Unlike traditionally run projects which are planned by an “expert,” Agile planning should be done with the entire team participating. Agile encourages group participation in all forms of planning and estimation. Instead of one person following a linear process of assessing requirements and project constraints, then producing a plan designed to drive schedule, budget, and resources to deliver the end project, the whole team is engaged.
    August 30, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Remote Test Execution Demonstration

    Greetings, fellow testers. Last month, Jared wrote excellent article on the new remote execution engine. Remote test execution is an extremely powerful tool for your development and testing team, especially when using multiple servers and when scheduled on a nightly basis. There are a few components involved: A storage service, which is connected to a SQL Server database. A scheduling service, which maintains a list of all the execution servers and a connection to the storage service. You can think of this as the manager of remote execution. One or more remote execution servers, and of course The Test ...
    August 26, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    [Free Whitepaper] How Proper Tooling Can Help Scale Agile Faster?

    While many organizations start their Agile adoption initiatives with team rooms, whiteboards and sticky notes, organizations that are looking to mature and scale their Agile practices have found that they require an integrated solution to help. Keeping this in mind, we created a paper that talks about some of the most common issues we’ve noticed teams and organization face when they start scaling Agile. We also take a closer look on how the proper tool can help you deal with each of those aspects while focusing on What Does Scaling Agile Mean? and Scaling Agile in Realistic Environment. Download Whitepaper...
    August 26, 2013
  • Testing & ALM

    Is Your Code Slow and You Don’t Know Why? JustTrace Will Find the Bottleneck!

    A bottleneck is a condition where a large amount of your applications workflow flows through a single or limited number of components. Bottlenecks can be difficult to find in your code because on the surface nothing seems wrong or out of place and the application may appear to work fine in a development or test environment. However, problems related to bottlenecks can manifest as the application grows and gains more users. Issues related to unnecessary and unintended bottlenecks can grow quickly and without a profiler these types of issues can be difficult to locate. JustTrace's new bottleneck view will help you fine the bottlenecks in your code and enable you to make smart optimization decisions.
    August 22, 2013