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Is Agile Development Better than Waterfall Development Overall?

June 12, 2019

A user on Quora recently asked the potentially incendiary question: "is agile development better than waterfall?". Rather than getting into a potentially religious war about software development methodologies (almost as contentious as deciding on coding standards in C++, curly braces on the same line or next line? anyone? ) I thought this question might be a good place to discuss some of the benefits of each approach (agile vs. waterfall) and ways to choose which parts of each methodology make sense for you and your project.

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Product Management versus Project Management

December 24, 2018

As I was concluding a capstone class on project management, there was a question from a few students on whether there is any scope of career growth for project management as a profession with the increased focus on agile principles. Questioning further on the root cause of this concern was the fact that agile approaches, such as Scrum, does not call for a project manager role and the focus is only on product management. In a brief attempt to address this ongoing confusions thinking product and project management are mutually exclusive disciplines with product management slaying the project management field, I explain here the ongoing need for the symbiotic relationship between these two disciplines.

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Session Based Testing with SpiraTest (Part 2)

August 22, 2016

In the first article in this two-part series we discussed some of the reasons why it might not be desirable to spent the time to write formal test cases. Now this might seem like heresy for a company that sells a test management system to even say this! However to recap from last time, there are some good reasons:

  1. We have experienced testers who know the application and don't need to follow detailed test scripts
  2. We have inherited a large system with no formal test cases and we need to understand where the risks lie
  3. We want to spend more time testing the system and less time documenting it.

Please read last week's post if you want to get more backrgound on these!

Now in this week's article we're going to describing the Session-based Testing approach we took when testing SpiraTeam 5.0.

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