Author Archives: Roy Crisman

User Stories & Three Amigos

Ran across this story about the Three Amigos Strategy of Developing User Stories that looks interesting.  I’m definitely feeling the squishy requirements problem lately, though I’m not sure the Quality staffing levels I have at the moment will let me … Continue reading

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KPIs for a QA/QE team

It came to me in the middle of the brainstorming session. My boss asked for some help devising some Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for our team of Quality Engineers for the next year. We needed to define some metrics to … Continue reading

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Performance Tests vs. Pass/Fail

The source of many challenges my team faced while implementing, automating, and reporting performance test results was based on the differences between performance tests vs. the type of tests the rest of the organization was used to: the standard “Pass/Fail” … Continue reading

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Performance Testing levels of depth

Part of a series of Some thoughts about Performance Testing Having inherited a huge mass of performance tests that were developed by many different teams over more than 5 years, one of the first things I had to do was … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Performance Testing

I had a conversation earlier this week that got me to thinking about Performance Testing. Specifically, it was an open question about how to go about doing Performance Testing on a specific product, and my mind instantly exploded with a … Continue reading

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Mixing LeanUX and Agile Development

One of the other BAALN members did a blogpost about the Mixing Lean UX and Agile Development talk by @chemphill : http://dwoodev.github.io/blog/2013/11/13/leanux-and-agile-magic-workflow-tonic/

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Another, more different, type of technical debt

It dawned on me this morning that I have lately been hitting a lot of technical debt, but of a different sort than I’m used to encountering. Technical debt is a metaphor that Ward Cunningham came up with to compare … Continue reading

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Free isn’t always good business.

http://www.marco.org/2011/04/28/removed-instapaper-free

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Post-SCRUM? “When Scrum is too Much « Deep Scrum”

I found this blog post about Scrum on LinkedIn:  When Scrum is too Much « Deep Scrum. My thoughts on the sort of situation he is discussing isn’t so much that this is an example of “Scrum is too much” … Continue reading

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Flash on the iPhone

Many have heard (it was announced at MAX) that Flash CS5 will have the ability to publish Flash content for a variety of platforms, including making iPhone apps.  This doesn’t mean that Flash content will run in Apple’s iPhone Safari … Continue reading

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