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1. How To Test Without Defined Requirements

Agile testing has solved a lot of problems for QA Engineers, but not all of them. Many people talk about requirements-based testing, but they admit to not having very good requirements in the first place. Requirements have flaws (have you ever seen a perfect requirements spec?) – that’s why we validate them.

The problem is that major methodologies try to get along without defined requirements because they recognize a few realities:

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1. Some Thoughts on Agile Transformation in Big Companies

When it comes to practicing agile at large companies, Mike Cottmeyer writes:

“Many of us suggest that ‘big and complicated’ is the problem and that we need to be ‘small and simple’. I agree… but, these companies ARE big and complicated so the question becomes HOW to help them become small and simple. Just saying BIG is bad and you should be SMALL doesn’t help. How do we get there? What is the path from A to B? Is adopting an agile value system enough? In the presence of the right value system, will the right delivery systems and practices emerge? In the presence of the right practices, can I impact the end-to-end system of delivery and make the cultural changes I need to make?”

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Last week we gave you a checklist of last-minute preparations to get your website ready for the traffic its going to experience on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This week, we continue in that theme with “game-day” tips for monitoring the performance of your website or web application, to keep it running smoothly and make sure you are delivering a great end-user experience.

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1. Discussion: Verify Quality of Video and Audio Played using Automation Scripts

This week we launched our new application performance monitoring solution, NeoSense. One of its unique features is the way it can incorporate complex technologies into transaction monitoring, like audio or video. Here’s a question posted in the Software Quality Assurance & Testing group that’s along those lines. If you have some thoughts, please contribute.

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1. Make Your Life More Agile

Some of us at Neotys may be a little too passionate about Agile… believing it could conceivably be a part of every facet of your life. That’s why we were excited to see this post.

Tech companies have quickly and broadly embraced agile methodologies in their teams and organizations. The agile approach has replaced traditional project management because it has proven to be more effective in allowing teams to rapidly adapt their ambitions and priorities, make quick reflections on their progress, and myriad other symptoms that lead to more efficient product execution.

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