Over the last decade, Agile methodologies have truly become the gold standard for software development practices. As you look around and start comparing, you’ll notice that the methodologies are all rooted in continuous improvement and adaptive planning, which both lead to early code delivery. The key to success here is the ability to change quickly and early in the process.
As a leader in charge of a departmental or project budget, there is a term to be familiar with that may have slipped through the cracks. As software development projects continue moving forward and evolving, what are the hidden costs? What is Technical Debt? Technical debt is the term given to leftover costs associated to [...]
The software development project has come so far, and everyone can see that the end is near. Likely, you’re doing Agile development and have been doing in-sprint testing along the way. Maybe you’re pretty sophisticated and have been doing test automation along the way. But, whether Agile or Waterfall, you likely want to do a [...]
It’s October, and odds are your department is waist-deep in building next year’s budget. But while budgeting can be a monotonous, Herculean task, it also can be a transformational one: with a new budget on the horizon, now’s the time to improve your testing team by investing in large-scale, quality-focused initiatives.
Let’s face it: business applications aren’t getting any less complex, and customers aren’t going to lower their digital expectations any time soon. There’s a new king in the IT world—quality.
Whether your software testing and QA organization has two people or 200, the quality of your software depends on the capability and proficiency of your testers. But how do you measure that? That’s where we come in.
Despite the widespread adoption of Agile, some testing and QA teams still find themselves falling behind. With time-to-market more important than ever, is shifting left the key to getting beleaguered QA teams back up to speed?
Do you want better visibility into the effectiveness of your testing and QA team? Sign up for our upcoming webinar on October 19th to learn what metrics you need to be tracking and how they can improve your testing and QA!
In the grand scheme of things, you’d never think software (and software testing/QA) shares any similarity with an appliance like a washing machine. Well, according to our President and CEO, Jeff Van Fleet, perhaps they’re more alike than you think.
Here at Lighthouse, we’re awful passionate about software testing and quality assurance. But even as thought leaders, we like to keep ourselves up-to-date on the latest cutting-edge insights and industry trends. In that spirit, here are some of the most interesting things we heard at StarEast 2017.