Methods & Tools - January 2020
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So You Want to Automate? Becoming A Software Tester This article discusses myths about becoming a software tester and "Automation Engineer". Its goal here is not to discourage you, my dear reader, from beginning your software testing journey. What you have to make sure is that you have as much information as possible to make a conscious decision. First, we will discuss just software testing. Next, we will talk about test automation. Then, the last part of the article will share some tips on how to start. Read more...


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Parallel Development Strategies for Software Configuration Management This article describes business situations where parallel development is necessary and examines strategies for configuration management in each situation. "Patterns" are identified which allow different projects with similar characteristics to be managed in a repeatable way, and make it possible to carry forward a body of knowledge and experience from one project to another. Patterns may be combined or nested to deal with complex scenarios. Parallel development potentially needs to be managed at multiple levels within a software asset repository, recognising that different products and components may have their own independent development lifecycles. Read more...


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The reoccurring question for all Product Owners is: What should be built? It occurs in sprint planning: What should be built this sprint? It occurs in thinking about the near future: What should be built next? And it occurs when thinking further out: What should be built next year? What do our future customers need?

Product ownership revolves around this question. The question is asked again and again because the world is changing—what customers bought yesterday might not be what they buy tomorrow—and because new information becomes available. Consequently, the Product Owner role, and the way they work is different from roles that came before.

Source: The Art of Agile Product Ownership, Allan Kelly, Apress


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