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Notes from SF Selenium Meetup

01.25.2012 · Posted in Continuous Integration, Events, Selenium

Today I attended an excellent presentation by Denali Lumma at the Selenium SF meetup. Especially pleasant for me was an “Aha!, I told you so” moment when she described Okta Continuous Integration setup that relied on Git Top Branches and Selective testing. When I ran CI for the Google Checkout project, the lowest point of the day was always the “5 checkins went in and the build is broken in non-obvious ways” — time to selectively do a local rollback of each changelist to figure out who broke it. Meanwhile the VCS was locked down. Ouch that hurts! After some time we implemented something we call a Submit Queue which allowed a single changelist to be merged with trunk in a temporary workspace and tests executed on it before it was committed. Some commercial CI servers provide this sort of pre-submit testing. Okta has implemented the same solution using Jenkins and Git Topic Branches — brilliant! Additionally, they have an automated script that does intelligent test selection based on real-time customer usage of system components — double brilliant! Finally, they also scripted the configuration and deployment of the Jenkins server. I confess that I don’t quite understand the context in which they had this need, but I am sure its likewise brilliant.

CITCON, the Continuous Integration and Testing Conference updates schedule

04.07.2008 · Posted in Events

Just got back from CITCON 2008, Denver. This was my second CITCON and I am very happy I went. David.

CITCON, the Continuous Integration and Testing Conference, is a world-wide series of free Open Spaces events for developer-testers, tester-developers and anyone else with an interest in Continuous Integration and the type of Testing that goes along with it.

CITCON provides a forum to connect with other people on topics you care about, to learn from their experience and share your own. Past topics include:

* What is Continuous Integration?
* What CI Tools can learn from the Rubber Chicken
* What Is The One True Language For Writing Tests?
* The Future of Build Languages
* BDD is not TDD
* How Far is End-to-End?
* Fit for Fun and Profit
* Overcoming Barriers to Adoption

Free Session: In-the-Brain of Hani Suleiman on Enterprise Java Testing

10.30.2007 · Posted in Events

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Enterprise software is usually very difficult to test, and many of us are faced with the harsh realities of a demanding business that either does not value testing or does not prioritise it.

In this free talk, Bileblog author and CTO of Formicary, Hani Suleiman, will cover a pragmatic approach towards enterprise testing. Hani will show how you as a developer can add testing seamlessly into your existing processes, without placing unrealisitic expecations that are counter-intuitive to enterprise developers (such as TDD). He will wrap-up by highlighting a few typical enterprise scenarios and what approaches can be used to test them.

Register here: skillsmatter.com/hani-suleiman-enterprise-java-testing

Session Details

What: Hani Suleiman on Enterprise Java Testing

When: November 13th, 18:30-20:00 (and beers afterwards)

Where: Skills Matter, 1 Sekforde Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0BE

How: Attendance is free for registered participants. Please register at skillsmatter.com/hani-suleiman-enterprise-java-testing

Free Session: In-the-Brain of Steve Freeman & Mike Hill on Fit – October 22nd

10.25.2007 · Posted in Events

Join Steve Freeman and Mike Hill for this free In-the-Brain session on Example Driven Development with Fit on October 22nd at Skills Matter. Steve is a pioneer of Agile Software Development in the UK, he has built applications for banks, ISPs, financial data providers, and specialist software companies. Mike is an Agile coach and software developer who has been developing software applications since 1993. He has been practicing Example-Driven Development for several years, and has a deep understanding of how to use FIT effectively.

During this session both Steve & Mike will share their experiences of using Example-Driven Development on multiple projects. Delegates of this session will learn key refactoring techniques that will allow them to maintain good style for their project’s suite of examples.

Register here:
Registration Free Session on FIT – October 22nd – 18:30-20:00

Talk: Example Driven Development with Fit

Speakers:
Steve Freeman
Mike Hill

Date: Monday, 22nd October 2007

Time:18:30-20:30
As usual, we’ll go for a drink after the session!

Venue:
Skills Matter
1 Sekforde Street
London EC1R 0BE

Registration Free Session on FIT – October 22nd – 18:30-20:00

Agile Development Practices 2007

10.16.2007 · Posted in Events

Announcing Software Quality Engineering’s first conference for software professionals investigating or implementing agile development practices, processes, technologies, and leadership principles. Explore the latest trends in agile development approaches through keynotes, pre-conference tutorials, and concurrent classes in this four day event.

http://www.sqe.com/go?adp07calendar

Dates: December 3-6, 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Venue: Shingle Creek Resort

The Shingle Creek Resort is located at:
9939 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819

For additional information, please contact a Software Quality Engineering representative toll-free at 888-268-8770 or email sqeinfo@sqe.com

VERIFY International Software Conference (October 29-30, Washington, D.C.)

09.19.2007 · Posted in Events

The VERIFY 2007 International Software Conference will be held 29-30 October 2007 in Washington DC. Conference will address real world testing problems, presented by practitioners who have actual hands-on testing experience.VERIFY addresses technical software testing solutions, i.e. security-, database-, automated-, agile-testing, test modeling, test-driven development, .NET / Java testing, secure software & open source development, SCRUM, SAP testing, web services testing, and test program management.

VERIFY is comprised of front line experts in software development, security and testing. Presentations and tutorials are delivered by industry leaders who daily face real-world challenges, work real-world projects and face difficult implementation timelines. Keynote, feature and track presentations, plus half-day workshops.

WebsiteConference program

Agile Development Practices 2007 Conference

09.12.2007 · Posted in Events

Announcing the first conference for software professionals investigating or implementing agile development practices, processes, technologies, and leadership principles. Explore the latest trends in agile development approaches through keynotes, pre-conference tutorials, and concurrent classes in this four day event.

http://www.sqe.com/go?adp07calendar

Dates: December 3-6, 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Venue: Shingle Creek Resort

The Shingle Creek Resort is located at:
9939 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819

For additional information, please contact a Software Quality Engineering representative toll-free at 888-268-8770 or email sqeinfo@sqe.com

Free Session: In the Brain of Roman Pichler (On Scrum, March 19th, 2007)

03.01.2007 · Posted in Events

In this free Skills Matter In-the-Brain session, seasoned Scrum Trainer and coach, Roman Pichler, will talk about the essential concepts of Scrum. Join this interactive session if you want to find out more about one of the fastest growing Agile methods, if you want to freshen up your Scrum knowledge or gain further insight.

Registration: Registration Free Scrum Session – March 19thTalk: Essential Scrum
Speaker: Roman Pichler
Date: Monday, 19 March 2007
Time: 18:30 – 20:30
As usual, we’ll be going for a drink after the session!

Location:
1 Sekforde Street
London EC1R 0BE

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Registration:Registration Free Scrum Session – March 19th

Agile tracks at QCon London, March 12-16, 2007

01.24.2007 · Posted in Events

There will be two agile-related tracks at the upcoming QCon conference in London, March 12-16, 2007.

Agile Foundations
Reflecting on our Agile Journey – How do we reach Mastery?Track description

Agile Foundations
Host: Deborah Hartmann

What makes Agility work?

Agile software development is state-of-the-art – numerous teams world-wide are using XP, Scrum, Crystal, and other known or custom-made Agile methodologies – but not every project is an unqualified winner.

What would enhance the chance of success? How do we even measure success? In this conference track we’ll concentrate on fundamental factors that make agility work, for both developers and their client organizations, including feedback mechanisms to evaluate agile implementation progress, and practices that can help stabilize teams and projects.

Reflecting on our Agile Journey – How do we reach Mastery?
Host: Deborah Hartmann

Facilitator: Diana Larsen, co-author of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great

Agile software methodologies are maturing. The "innovator" questions of first-time implementation are giving way to more sophisticated, thoughtful conversations as we grapple with local constraints, and sometimes with the organization itself. To help us examine these issues, this track combines Open Space with lectures to create a day rich in collaboration and expert input. It’s a chance to share stories of failure and success, and to deepen our knowledge of what makes organizations and teams healthy and responsive to customer needs. Participants are free to move between lectures and Open Space – something our lecturers will also be doing.

Leaders in our field are spending more time teaching, leaving less time for peer-review… and yet feedback may be our most important tool for professional development! Open Space brings participants together to wrestle with the topics we are passionate about. Participants from all tracks, including novices, are welcome to join our experts in Open Space. Different levels of experience and diverse opinions will make our sessions more meaningful, so skeptics are welcome, too! This is the perfect venue for serious face-to-face debate, as we strive to develop a more mature community of practice. Participants will include: Jeff Sutherland, Rachel Davies, Dave Thomas, and other experts in the field.

Registration page.

Web Seminar on Continuous Integration, January 23, 2007

01.18.2007 · Posted in Events

Continuous Integrated Testing for .NET: What’s in it for You?
An SD Times Web Seminar

Tuesday, January 23 2007, 2:00 pm Eastern, 11:00 am Pacific

You already know that it’s better, faster and cheaper to fix bugs early in your application development cycles. But the last thing you need is more work in your busy day. Enter Continuous Integrated Testing (CIT), an approach that combines development and testing practices and tools to let you test while you build, increasing quality and saving you time.Author and industry analyst Ian Hayes, president of Clarity Consulting, will outline through pragmatic, quantifiable examples how developers, managers and executives can benefit from the use of CIT. Compuware CIT specialist Mike Koza will demonstrate how CIT can be easily and methodically integrated into a Microsoft-based development and testing organization, whether you’re using agile, traditional or hybrid methodologies.

Attendee Bonus: One Web Seminar attendee will receive an Apple iPod nano, courtesy of Compuware.

Speaker: Ian S. Hayes, Clarity Consulting:
Ian S. Hayes is the founder and president of Clarity Consulting, Inc. As an industry analyst and consultant, he actively advises Fortune 1000 companies on enhancing IT value by better targeting IT investments, improving the effectiveness of IT execution, and establishing measurement programs that tie IT performance to delivered business value. Hayes is the author of three IT books, has chaired numerous industry conferences, and has had articles and reports published in Computerworld, Information Week, Software Magazine and the Cutter IT Journal.

Speaker: Mike Koza, Compuware:
Mike Koza is a senior practitioner at Compuware supporting its application development and software quality solutions. He brings over 17 years of experience in the information technology space ranging from application development, project management and consulting with organizations that include Electronic Data Systems and Oakland County. He manages and consults on Compuware’s Continuous Integrated Testing solution for customers and events around the world.

Moderator: David Rubinstein, Editor-in-Chief, SD Times:
David Rubinstein brings more than 25 years of newspaper experience to his role as editor-in-chief of SD Times. Over the past six years, he has covered a wide range of software development issues, from the application development lifecycle to emerging standards and specifications, as well as the business behind the software business. Rubinstein writes a regular column in SD Times that examines the development industry as a whole.

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BZ Media free web seminars: Agile within Waterfall, .NET continuous integration

01.06.2007 · Posted in Events

BZ Media will host two free web seminars on agile methodologies:

Bridging the Gap: Successfully Managing Agile Projects in the Waterfall Enterprise
Michele Sliger, Agile Coach, Rally Software
Thursday Jan. 18, 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern

Continuous Integrated Testing for .NET: What In It For You?
Ian S. Hayes, Clarity Consulting / Mike Koza, Compuware
Tuesday Jan. 23, 11:00am Pacific / 2:00pm Eastern

Information and registration.Bridging the Gap: Successfully Managing Agile Projects in the Waterfall Enterprise
Thursday Jan. 18, 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern

Although agile software development methodologies have been around for almost a decade, agile approaches have now become mainstream as companies seek better ways to compete with their global counterparts. As a result, agile methodologies have attracted many CIOs who want to make product development faster and more reliable, while better meeting the needs of customers.

But agile and waterfall methods are utterly different—from the way projects start to the expected deliverables and release schedules. In a waterfall world, what’s an IT enterprise to do? Can agile and waterfall methodologies successfully coexist? The answer is yes, for both the short-term and the long-term.

During this interactive Web Seminar, Rally’s Agile Coach, Michele Sliger will outline how to:
♦ Factor your company’s business needs into existing agile processes.
♦ Streamline requirements and activities.
♦ Identify specific points where agile and waterfall teams must plan, coordinate, and review progress.

Speaker: Michele Sliger, Agile Coach, Rally Software
Moderator: David Rubinstein, Editor-in-Chief, SD Times

Continuous Integrated Testing for .NET: What In It For You?
Tuesday Jan. 23, 11:00am Pacific / 2:00pm Eastern

You already know that it’s better, faster and cheaper to fix bugs early in your application development cycles. But the last thing you need is more work in your busy day. Enter Continuous Integrated Testing (CIT), an approach that combines development and testing practices and tools to let you test while you build, increasing quality and saving you time.

Author and industry analyst Ian Hayes, president of Clarity Consulting, will outline through pragmatic, quantifiable examples how developers, managers and executives can benefit from the use of CIT. Compuware CIT specialist Mike Koza will demonstrate how CIT can be easily and methodically integrated into a Microsoft-based development and testing organization, whether you’re using agile, traditional or hybrid methodologies.

Attendee Bonus: One Web Seminar attendee will receive an Apple iPod nano, courtesy of Compuware.

Speaker: Ian S. Hayes, Clarity Consulting
Speaker: Mike Koza, Compuware
Moderator: David Rubinstein, Editor-in-Chief, SD Times

BayXP session on jBehave, rSpec and TDD, November 29

11.29.2006 · Posted in Events

Really late notice (the session is in two hours!), but Shane Duan will be speaking on jBehave, rSpec, and Test Driven Development, 6:00 PM, November 29, 2006, at Digital Chocolate, 1855 South Grant Street, San Mateo, CA 94402

Abstract: As TDD becoming more accepted development practices and we gaining good experience on what it makes a good TDD, some have taken a second look at what we can do to improve the framework that we are using, so that it fits into our style of programming, rather than the other way around. Two good examples are jBehave, and rSpec. Here we are going to take a brief look at how they are trying to achieve this, and share our ideas of TDD without the restriction of the tools.

(via Keith Ray)

Live Online Chat – Improve Your Code Quality – Friday, Nov. 17th 12:30 PM EST

11.14.2006 · Posted in Events

What is code quality exactly? You may not know how to define it, but you know it when you see it. Andrew Glover, a respected expert in the field of code quality, will be hosting a live "Improve Your Java Code Quality" forum for IBM developerWorks.

Date: 17 November 2006
Time: 12:30 Eastern Standard Time
Location: [url=http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/dw_forum.jsp?forum=812&cat=10]IBM developerWorks[/url]

To participate in the discussion you will need an IBM ID which can be obtained through this simple registration.

Java Unit Testing and Refactoring Workshop (Baltimore, November 8)

10.26.2006 · Posted in Events

Vision Technology Services, in partnership with Codign Software, is sponsoring a free Java unit testing and refactoring workshop and cocktail hour in Baltimore, MD on November 8th, 2006 from 1 PM to 5 PM.

Vision is partnering with Codign Software to bring you a free workshop on techniques to improve unit testing and refactoring Java code. This event will be a practical hands-on workshop (bring your laptop) for learning about JUnit best practices, techniques and metrics. An overview of existing open source and commercial products will be presented in conjunction with TDD and other unit testing and refactoring methodologies.

This is a workshop event. We will provide access to all the open source code necessary, but you must bring a laptop with Eclipse 3.1 or 3.2 installed.

More information is available here.

Space is limited, so to confirm your attendance or get more information, please contact Marthy Chan at (410) 244-8660 or at marthy.chan@codign.com.

OOPLSA Tutorial: Storytelling with FIT

09.24.2006 · Posted in Events

I’ll running our tutorial on Storytelling with FIT at OOPLSA this October. It’s about using FIT to help all the interested parties communicate with each other about what the system is supposed to do. It’s not about implementing Fixtures, although we can cover that too if there’s interest.

We’ve run it a few times now and every session there somebody suddenly gets the point. Don’t take my word for it, here’s one attendee’s opinion.

STAREAST 2007: May 14-18, Orlando Florida

09.14.2006 · Posted in Events

The Greatest Software Testing Conference on Earth!

STAREAST 2007: May 14-18, Orlando Florida

The Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Dr,
Orlando, Florida 32819

http://www.sqe.com/stareast/Emerging business needs, new customer demands, and market forces are driving the future of software. Expectations for quality are at an all time high. The STAR conference provides guidance and state-of-the-art best practices, tools, and services to software professionals faced with these quality challenges. We invite you to join us for the largest and most advanced testing forum, providing you with countless networking opportunities, exclusive access to solutions providers, and the chance to get up-close and personal with industry experts. The mission of this must-attend conference, now in its 15th year, is to help you make sense of trends, technologies, and strategies in the testing world today. Find answers to your questions about outsourcing, security, automation, and many of the other hot-topics in the industry. Come see what a STAR experience can do for you and your organization…

Better Software Conference & Expo: June 18-21 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada

09.14.2006 · Posted in Events

Beat the Odds on Your Next Software Development Project!

Better Software Conference & Expo:
June 18-21 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

http://www.sqe.com/bettersoftwareconf/Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Better Software Conference & EXPO

1) Discover the Latest in Software Development Technologies, Trends, and Practices
2) Learn Innovative Ways to Find the Right Balance of Plan-Driven and Agile Approaches
3) Find New Ways to Wisely Manage Your Software Projects and Teams
4) Discover New Measurement Approaches to Optimize Your Software Investment
5) Solve Your Serious Software Security Issues at the Source of the Problem
6) Gain Access to Leading Industry Experts Delivering the Latest Software Improvement Technologies
7) Benefit from Real-World Experiences of Leading Software Organizations
8) Participate in Networking Opportunities to Enhance Your Conference Experience
9) Attend the EXPO for the Latest Tools and Services to Help You Build and Deliver Better Software
10) Receive the Best Strategic Insight and Tactical Advice for Your Software Development Challenges

First Annual Tulsa TechFest, October 14, 2006

08.28.2006 · Posted in Events

The first annual Tulsa TechFest will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2006, and will feature several sessions in the scope of Test-Driven Development practices:

– Testing Objects In Isolation TDD with Mock Objects
– NUnit Extensibility
– Test Driven Development With .Net: A Primer
– Refactoring: A Primer
– Automate your User Acceptance Tests with FitNesse
– Continuous Integration
– Continuous Integration With CruiseControl.Net and NAnt
– Agile Project Experiences

The Tulsa TechFest is a free event. Visit the Tulsa TechFest 2006 website for more details.Testing Objects In Isolation TDD with Mock Objects – Jean-Paul (JP) Boodhoo
Often when people first encounter TDD, it is in the context of a trivial example that is completely non-representative of the types of projects they work on in their day to day jobs. Most applications developers work on are large manifestations of layers upon layers of indirection and business logic. How do you go about utilizing TDD to drive out the functionality of these types of application? One object at a time!! This session will discuss techniques that a test driven developer can employee to utilize TDD to test objects that may have intricate webs of dependencies.

NUnit Extensibility – Tim Rayburn
NUnit Extensibility NUnit is an immensely popular unit testing framework, but few people realize how extensible it is, allowing you to easily avoid writing repetitive code in your tests. This class will walk through the creation of a custom Asserter, and then also go over other techniques which can be used to reduce the amount of code you need to write.

Test Driven Development With .Net: A Primer – Jean-Paul (JP) Boodhoo
In this session developers will be introduced to the concepts, practices, and tools that can be utilized to start utilizing test driven development techniques. A simple example will be utilized to focus on the concepts and principles that can form the foundation for a solid grounding in TDD.

Refactoring: A Primer – Jean-Paul (JP) Boodhoo
Many people have heard of the term refactoring. Most developers practice refactoring without the knowledge that it is a named practice. This session will discuss the topic of refactoring and some non-trivial refactorings that can be exercised against enterprise code bases to allow for more readable, flexible code.

Automate your User Acceptance Tests with FitNesse – Tim Gifford
How does your team define when a feature is "done"? In this presentation, you’ll learn how to collaborate better with your business users by using the Framework for Integration Testing (FIT) and FitNesse. Discover how you can automate examples of business requirements to prove that your feature is complete.

Continuous Integration – Raymond Lewallen
The session will cover Continuous Integration using CruiseControl.Net. In this session, we will do an entire walkthough on setting up a continuous integration server. Tools that will be provided and covered are Subversion, Tortoise, NDepend, FxCop, NCover, NUnit (from TestDriven.Net), NAnt and CruiseControl.Net. We will cover each tool, what it does, why it is important and finally tying it all together into an automated build and integration process. Bring your laptop and walk away with an integration server running by the end of the session, including all the tools listed. Because of a single, small issue with running one of the tools under framework 2.0, we will be targeting framework 1.1. All tools listed are available under BSD or GPL, and are freely distributable and free to use.

Continuous Integration With CruiseControl.Net and NAnt – Jean-Paul (JP) Boodhoo
Whether you have bought into agile methodologies or not. It is hard to argue the value of having a repeatable automatable build process to streamline your development environment. This session will cover the use of CruiseControl.Net and NAnt as a good pair to introduce a continuous build process into you development environment.

Agile Project Experiences – Tim Gifford
Hear about a real world agile project – learn what worked, what didn’t and what we would have done differently. After the presentation, you’ll come away with tips on how to communicate and estimate a feature, track your project’s status, collaborate better with your business users and improve your team’s overall performance.

New series of public classes by Dave Astels

08.22.2006 · Posted in Events

Our first class will be on the topic of rSpec and is scheduled for Oct. 24-25. There will also be a one day Ruby Primer on Oct. 23 for anyone new to Ruby to get ramped up before heading into the rSpec class (of course… if you just want the one day Ruby Primer, that’s OK too).

More information here.

Craig Larman’s Agile Workshop Series, featuring Craig Larman – September 2006

08.21.2006 · Posted in Events

[img align=left]http://skillsmatter.com/images/system/logo.gif[/img]Craig Larman’s Agile Workshop Series, featuring Craig Larman – London – September 2006

Craig Larman, popular speaker at industry conferences and author of many best-selling books on Agile Development and Project Management, will come to the UK to present various intensive and advanced workshops on Agile Software Development, Agile Project Management, Advanced OO Design Patterns, Test Driven Development & Refactoring and Agile Modeling at Skills Matter in London in September 2006 — don’t miss it!

VERIFY 2006 International Software Conference – 10-11 October 2006

06.14.2006 · Posted in Events

The VERIFY 2006 International Software Conference will be held 10-11 October 2006 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Crystal City with a special focus on security testing. Conference will address real world testing problems, presented by practitioners who have actual hands-on testing experience. The conference addresses technical software testing solutions, i.e. security-, database-, automated-, agile-testing, test modeling, etc.

http://www.effectivesoftwaretesting.com/Conference_Verify.aspx

The conference provides a strong technical program presented by industry leaders and published authors experienced with actual software implementations. Keynote, feature and track presentations, plus half-day tutorials. Main keynote will be given by Chris Wysopal, Application Security Expert. Chris will address quality assurance in the design process, securing common enterprise application vulnerabilities, security test techniques, and best practices for developers to create more secure code.

Agile Development Highlights at the Better Software Conference & EXPO

05.18.2006 · Posted in Events

Learn new, innovative agile approaches at the Better Software Conference & EXPO…

Characterized by lightweight processes and short, iterative delivery cycles, Agile development has revolutionized the software industry to keep up with the rapidly changing nature of the Web-based economy. Agile development practices respond positively to the inevitable changes that occur in software projects and stress the value of collaboration between the development team and the customer.

Gain access to leading industry experts delivering the latest agile techniques at the Better Software Conference & EXPO.BETTER SOFTWARE CONFERENCE & EXPO 2006
June 26-29, 2006 * Las Vegas, Nevada
http://www.sqe.com/bsce6agile

Development Lifecycle Practices:

AGILE DEVELOPMENT
PLAN-DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT
TESTING & QA
SECURITY & SPECIAL TOPICS
MANAGING PROJECTS & TEAMS
PROCESS IMPROVEMENT & MEASUREMENT

Conference Web site:
http://www.sqe.com/bsce6agile

Conference Brochure: http://www.sqe.com/downloads/bettersoftwareconf.pdf

Register Now:
http://www.sqe.com/bscereg

For more information, call 888-268-8770 or 904-278-0524.

Register now and save $200! –> http://www.sqe.com/bscereg

KEYNOTES
http://www.sqe.com/bettersoftwareconf/keynotes.asp

IN-DEPTH, ONE-DAY PRECONFERENCE TUTORIALS AND WORKSHOPS
http://www.sqe.com/bettersoftwareconf/tutorials.asp

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
http://www.sqe.com/bettersoftwareconf/sessions.asp

AGILE HIGHLIGHTS

– Agile Productivity Metrics
Michael Mah, QSM Associates

– Introduction to Agile Practices
Robert Martin, Object Mentor

– Scrum: Project Management for Agile Software Development
Jean Tabaka, Rally Software Development Corporation

– Test Automation for Agile Development
Linda Hayes, Worksoft, Inc

– Agile Retrospectives: A Team Leader’s Guide
Esther Derby, Esther Derby Associates, Inc.

– Use Cases for Agile and Traditional Development
Alistair Cockburn, Humans and Technology

– Agile Estimating and Planning
Mike Cohn, Mountain Goat Software

– FIT for Requirements Collaboration
James Shore, Titanium I.T.

– Risk Management on an Agile Project
Michele Sliger, Rally Software Development

– Fishing for Requirements in an Agile Project
Jennitta Andrea, clearstream Consulting, Inc.

– Leadership–The Forgotten Element of Agile Development
Michael Portwood, Spectra Intelligent Marketing

– Agile Development and Its Impact on Productivity
David Garmus, The David Consulting Group

– Even the Best Get Stuck: Transitioning to Agile Development
Alex Pukinskis, Rally Software Development

Lunch with Kent Beck

05.01.2006 · Posted in Events

SDForum: Lunch with Kent Beck
May 16, 2006
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Jillian’s, 101 4th Street, Suite 170
San Francisco, CA

Come hear Kent Beck, Agitar Fellow and recognized industry visionary and software quality innovator, speak on finding ease at work. The doors open at 11:30 a.m. and Kent begins his presentation at 12 noon. Lunch is provided. This special event is being presented by SD Forum and Agitar Software, across the street from the JavaOne Conference at the Moscone Center. Price is $15 for SDForum Members and $20 for Non-Members.

Click [url=http://www.sdforum.org/SDForum/Templates/CalendarEvent.aspx?CID=1894&mo=5&yr=2006]here[/url] to register.

Continuous Integration and Testing Conference

02.23.2006 · Posted in Events

Continuous Integration and Testing Conference – http://www.citconf.com
April 7-8, 2006 – Chicago, IL, USA

Jeffrey Fredrick and Paul Julius are cohosting an event that will focus on the topics of Continuous Integration and Testing.

The event will use Open Spaces to structure conversation, understanding and innovation.

* What: Open Space event discussing all aspects of CI and Testing, together
* Where: Chicago, IL
* When: April 7 & 8, 2006
* Who: Everyone interested in CI and Testing
* Cost: Free

People from all manner of projects and places are invited. Pass an invitation along to anyone that you think will be interested.

In order to finalize the details of time and place we need to get a feel for how many people are likely to attend. If you are interested in attending please join the CITCON mailing list.

Better Software Conference & EXPO, June 26-30, 2006

01.31.2006 · Posted in Events

Better Software Conference & EXPO
South Coast Hotel & Casino
June 26-30, 2006
Las Vegas, NV
www.sqe.com/bettersoftwareconf

SPECIAL PROMOTION

Register for the Better Software Conference & EXPO 2006 by March 1, 2006 and receive a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate! Call the Customer Service Group at 888-268-8770 or 904-278-0524 for more details or register now online.At the Better Software Conference & EXPO you’ll become a better, more informed software professional with an outward, customer-focused view of development. Learn about the latest tools, trends, and issues regarding Agile development approaches, plan-driven development methods, and process improvement programs. Discover effective software management techniques to better manage your projects and teams. Find out what others are doing to build security and reliability into their software and ways to integrate testing throughout the process to reduce risks and lower overall costs.

Discover the latest in Software Development today and find the balance that works for you…

Managing Projects & Teams. To ensure projects are delivered on time and budget, learn how to manage responsibilities and reduce conflicts of priorities.

Plan-Driven Development. Find innovative ways to hone your development practices and deliver higher quality software on a predictable schedule with the right level of staffing.

Agile Development. Learn the latest techniques and strategies in Agile development to manage the inevitable changes that occur in software projects and understand the value of collaboration between the development team and the customer.

Process Improvement & Measurement. Learn how with the right processes in place and key measures to help track progress, in combination with the right people, your software projects will be more efficient and help guarantee successful delivery to satisfy your users and customers.

Testing & Quality Assurance. Learn how proper testing can improve efficiency, reduce costs, lower risk, and ultimately deliver a successful product to market.

Security & Special Topics. Beyond the traditional elements of the development lifecycles, special topics—including software security, quality analysis, and more—round out the Better Software Conference & EXPO program.

Who Should Attend?
Software professionals seeking the latest practices in software development today—from the highly structured plan-driven approaches to the highly creative, customer-intimate Agile ones.

• Software managers, directors, CTOs, and CIOs
• Project managers and leads
• Process improvement and measurement specialists
• Requirements and business analysts
• Software architects
• Lead developers and software engineers
• Security managers and engineers
• Test and QA managers and engineers