Enterprise Software

Wha…? Projects? Initiatives? Business Alignment?

Summary: Executive participation is required to make strategy-based initiatives happen successfully, and without it the strategy will be hobbled or blocked completely. In other words, you cannot be a hands off executive if you want to see your strategy succeed. Something that really caught my attention in the past has been the fast and loose […]

Avoid “Confirmation Bias” Getting In the Way of Finding Bugs

Read this – A Magician’s Best Trick: Revealing a Basic Human Bias – WSJ. This is another reason why it is wise to use a separate person, team, or group to “do quality assurance”. Confirmation bias is built into a developer’s DNA. We use it to stay on task. It is a critical attribute that makes […]

Optimizing Your App? Remember the Unstated Features

Good requirements are key to the success of your apps. We all know that and spend a ton of time figuring out how to ensure that this happens, from the gathering of the requirements to the User Acceptance Testing done either by your test team or your customers. To be sure that your sponsors and […]

DevOps Includes Performance Testing

A quick post about this today. More posts over time… DevOps. Cute word and a nice concept. Embed your operations into your Software Development LifeCycle, and that SDLC is almost certainly some kind of Continuous Deployment job flow. So what does performance testing have to do with it? Many people think that performance testing is […]