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Quality Assurance

Concurrent Sessions

BT4 Non-Pathological Software Metrics
Stephen Frein, Comcast
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:15am

As semi-scientific software professionals, we like the idea of measuring our work. In some cases, our bosses like the idea much more than we do. Yet, meaningful software development metrics are notoriously challenging to define, and many people have given up trying because metrics often incentivize pathological behaviors. Since you get what you measure, most metrics lead development teams to optimize numeric proxies for success rather than the goals these proxies were intended to represent.

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Pre-Conference Training

Fundamentals of Agile Certification (2-day)
Jeff Payne, Coveros, Inc.
Sun, 06/02/2013 - 8:30am

Fundamentals of Agile Certification will present a roadmap for how to get started with agile along with practical advice. It will introduce you to agile software development concepts and teach you how to make them work. You will learn what agile is all about, why agile works, and how to effectively plan and develop software using agile principles. A running case study allows you to apply the techniques you are learning as you go through the course.

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