Software Innovation at the Heart of Cornell University’s CSV17 Conference

Making Software for People

Software Should be Made for Humans

I attended Cornell Silicon Valley 2017#CSV17, in early March. I’m a graduate of Cornell, and have found all of the Cornell events I have attended beneficial. This year’s conference was no exception. It featured presentations on various types of software innovation, some designed to plumb our humanity,  others designed to replace it. The event never fails to rejuvenate me, inspiring new ideas and fresh thinking.

I listened closely to the keynote speech on reverse-engineering the brain for intelligent machines and thought the most important takeaway was that current algorithms are very fragile, not adaptive. Yes, we have gone beyond the first stage of artificial intelligence. But for truly adaptive and learning algorithms, we have a long road ahead. Applying this to our field of software engineering and, in particular, software quality and testing, I get a clearer picture of what’s ahead for software testing. We will see test cases that adapt and change, applying testing algorithms rather than specific test cases. Just as there will be software innovations in development, they will occur in quality assurance as well.

Yes, we have gone beyond the first stage of artificial intelligence. But for truly adaptive and learning algorithms, we have a long road ahead.

By |March 14th, 2017|Events, News|

Building a Software Quality Center of Excellence

Many companies talk and write about the concept of a software quality center of excellence. At XBOSoft, over the last 10 years, we've satisfied one client at a time as we have continued to build up our expertise. Having just celebrated our 10 year anniversary, I believe that XBOSoft’s software quality center of excellence resides in our team.

XBOSoft Software Quality Center of Excellence - Our People

Creating a Software Quality Center of Excellence through great people.

I'm writing about this because I must say that I was extremely proud of our team today. I did a routine check up call with two of our clients. I usually start the call off with, "I just wanted to check in with you to make sure everything is going ok and that our team is doing a good job for you. I want to make sure that if you have a complaint or an area that you think we can improve, that you have a number you can call and a person who will listen."

In both of my calls I listened as our clients discussed that they were more than satisfied with our services. It made me realize how easy my job is because our team is so strong.

By |February 27th, 2017|Events, News|

February 20, 2017
XBOSoft healthcare software quality expertise drives Mobile MedSoft partnership

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 8, 2017

The changes sweeping through the healthcare data landscape created substantial challenges for the makers and users of healthcare software. Healthcare IT departments have often struggled to keep up with demands from healthcare providers, patients and government regulators. That’s why software developer Mobile MedSoft has partnered over time with XBOSoft to manage its quality assurance: XBOSoft consistently delivers high quality services and ensures that, when Mobile MedSoft releases a new product, it performs as software testing

By |February 21st, 2017|Events, News|

February 08, 2017
XBOSoft marks its 10th anniversary

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 8, 2017

XBOSoft will mark its Tenth Anniversary at the DeveloperWeek trade show in San Francisco. Founder and CEO Philip Lew and marketing vice president Steve Gorhes will be at booth 241 for two full days (Feb. 14-15) during the run of the show, Feb. 11-16. 

Group photo shows the XBOSoft team knows how to party!

The XBOSoft team celebrating 10 years together.

The company celebrated the milestone in January with XBOSoft’s employees in Beijing, China, who perform most of the software testing and software QA consulting.

By |February 9th, 2017|Events, News|

October 7, 2016
XBOSoft to to Host Agile Webinar with Tom Cagley

XBOSoft to host software consulting expert Tom Cagley in backlogs/Agile webinar, October 20, 2016

XBOSoft will host software consulting expert Tom Cagley in its fourth-quarter webinar, “Storytelling: Discover the Big Picture for Agile Efforts.” The webinar takes place Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 11 am PT/2 pm ET.

Most Agile teams have trouble generating initial backlogs because they don't have cross-functional teams or because they don't use facilitated storying to generate a set of scenarios, a process that provides the team with the information necessary for creating user stories, as well as context for what they are building.

By |October 19th, 2016|Events, News|

September 29, 2016
Phil Lew & Moss Drake to Present Workshop at PNSQC

Phil Lew and Moss Drake to present joint full-day workshop at PNSQC in Portland, OR, October 17-19, 2016

Reston, VA (PRWeb) September 29, 2016

XBOSoft CEO Phil Lew and Dentist Management Corporation's Moss Drake will come together to deliver a joint workshop, “Managing Uncertainty and Risk in Agile Software Projects,” at the 34th Annual Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC) in Portland, Oregon.

One of seven workshops at this year's conference being held October 17-19, 2016, at the World Trade Center Portland, Lew and Drake will teach participants how to manage the risk and uncertainties involved with software.

By |October 18th, 2016|Events, News|

September 2, 2016
XBOSoft to Exhibit at PMI Global Congress 2016 – North America

XBOSoft will exhibit amongst thousands of project management professionals at the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Congress 2016 – North America, Booth 609, in San Diego, CA, September 25-27. The team will address general software quality assurance (QA) concerns and show visitors what success looks like with XBOSoft’s Test Process Improvement services. Visitors to the XBOSoft booth will also have the chance to learn about the firm’s proven software QA and testing methodologies, as well as insights into where XBOSoft sees quality assurance headed.

By |October 14th, 2016|Events, News|