Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
SEI Podcast Series

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September 10, 2015

Four Types of Shift Left Testing

 Jeffrey Smith (Microsoft)

Donald Firesmith

"What I tend to see is that the software testers tend to be very interested in it and work to incrementally develop and test the software. What I have yet to see is very much in the way of systems testers in the Agile community adopting shift left and, for that matter, the same sort of thing applies when we are talking about operational testers in the DevOps community."

"What I tend to see is that the software testers tend to be very interested in it and work to incrementally develop and test the software. What I have yet to see is very much in the way of systems testers in the Agile community adopting shift left and, for that matter, the same sort of thing applies when we are talking about operational testers in the DevOps community."

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July 30, 2015

A Taxonomy of Testing Types

 Jeffrey Smith (Microsoft)

Donald Firesmith

"If your responsibility is oversight of some organization that is doing the testing as part of the development for you, then [this taxonomy] can be used as a checklist to make sure that you’re looking for everything and seeing whether or not the developer is doing everything that they need to do."

"If your responsibility is oversight of some organization that is doing the testing as part of the development for you, then [this taxonomy] can be used as a checklist to make sure that you’re looking for everything and seeing whether or not the developer is doing everything that they need to do."

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June 11, 2015

Agile Methods in Air Force Sustainment

 Jeffrey Smith (Microsoft)

Eileen Wrubel

"Those core practices are there. They may be called something different. But, all of the teams that we observed are working from product backlogs and sprint backlogs. They are using burn-down charts to communicate. They all engage in release planning and sprint planning. They all engage in demos and retrospectives. And, they are all using things like a daily or a weekly Scrum and Scrum meeting. "

"Those core practices are there. They may be called something different. But, all of the teams that we observed are working from product backlogs and sprint backlogs. They are using burn-down charts to communicate. They all engage in release planning and sprint planning. They all engage in demos and retrospectives. And, they are all using things like a daily or a weekly Scrum and Scrum meeting. "

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May 28, 2015

Defect Prioritization With the Risk Priority Number

 Jeffrey Smith (Microsoft)

Will Hayes

 Jeffrey Smith (Microsoft)

Julie B. Cohen

"A defect that exists on my path is not really a high priority for you, but it is everything to me because it blocks my ability to use the system."

"A defect that exists on my path is not really a high priority for you, but it is everything to me because it blocks my ability to use the system."
March 26, 2015

Applying Agile in the DoD: Twelfth Principle

 Jeffrey Smith (Microsoft)

Suzanne Miller

 Jeffrey Smith (Microsoft)

Mary Ann Lapham

"Now, most DoD organizations are attuned to doing lessons learned at the very end of a project: What did we learn? What worked? What didn’t? What are we going to do different on the next one we are working on? But, we don’t wait in Agile until the very end. We do it to the end of each sprint, each release, each stopping point, if you will. So, the team actually gets involved in this. "

"Now, most DoD organizations are attuned to doing lessons learned at the very end of a project: What did we learn? What worked? What didn’t? What are we going to do different on the next one we are working on? But, we don’t wait in Agile until the very end. We do it to the end of each sprint, each release, each stopping point, if you will. So, the team actually gets involved in this. "

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