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In this post, we’ll cover Habit #3: Sustain an Improvement Frame of Mind. At XBOSoft, we use these 7 “habits” to guide our everyday work. They’re all important, but I think Habit #3 is all encompassing of the others.The key word here is “maintain.” One of the key tenets of agile is sustainability. If you can’t sustain an effort with a constant pace, then you’ll soon fall behind and lose the race. And what better way to understand your pace than metrics?
The Chinese cultural bias toward copying the ways of the master rather than striking out on one's own can make recruiting employees in China difficult for companies that are seeking creative thinkers.
Cloud communications software provider Mitel was experiencing various difficulties with new software releases due to lack of sufficient testers on staff. XBOSoft was hired to provide the needed manpower. Over time, XBOSoft's range of services has expanded, with ever greater satisfaction on the part of the customer.
In treating the user as royalty, you really need to focus on getting user stories right, prioritizing all your activities around the end user, and understanding the end user deeply in their […]
The complexity of account reconciliation software places special demands on the testers of account reconciliation software. The primary challenge: There are two types of accounts to be reconciled, each with its own unique characteristics.
Treating the end software user as royalty is a critical factor for best software testing results during agile development.
If we really want to increase our testing capabilities, then we should be analyzing our ways of thinking, and identifying the strengths and weaknesses in our thinking. We all have cognitive biases we’re not consciously aware of. Why do you find certain types of defects and not others? Why are your estimates always low, and therefore forcing you to work overtime? How do our biases take shape in the agile testing process? Is it different from what happens in more traditional processes?
Cognitive biases such as inattentional blindness and anchoring can cause testers to make missteps during the testing process that can have disastrous effects.
XBOSoft client AKVA rates our services very highly. In this Q & A with Eivind Brendryen, Product Manager Farming at AKVA group ASA, he speaks about the quality of the services and the value the company places on the AKVA/XBOSoft partnership.
Without a vocal advocate — and managers willing to stand up in support of it — company culture won’t change, and users’ needs are going to go unmet. And if there’s no strong advocate for testing within the company, the results can be disastrous — and not just in the marketplace.
June 4th to 9th, 2017XBOSoft CEO Philip Lew to Make Three Software Testing Presentations at Better Software West in Las Vegas
XBOSoft CEO Philip Lew will be a triple threat presenter at Techwell's Better Software West. He will present a tutorial and an interactive speech on issues involved with mobile platform and product testing and will co-present a workshop on Agile Risk Management.
Elvis. Celine Dion. Cher. Penn & Teller. These legends have all appeared on The Las Vegas Strip. And soon, our own XBOSoft CEO Phil Lew joins them when he presenters at Better Software West at Caesars Palace, June 4th through 9th.
Agile demands continuous testing over the spectrum of the development process. Testing by people alone, no matter how skilled they are, doesn’t move quickly enough or kick the tires often enough to produce excellence software.
Lately, we've been seeing an upsurge in wearable tech devices’ popularity, and are all for it! Wearables have come a long way since calculator watches of the 70s and 80s. With function being the primary focus since the beginning.