Building an Agile Team: How to Balance Your Team (And Look Beyond the Gold Unicorns)

Balancing your team is never an easy task. But as Jillian Haffner, Director of Cloud Solutions & Integrations at Turbine/Warner Brothers Games, and Jennifer Davis, Software Engineer at Chef explain, finding the right balance is critical if you want to get the most out … [Read more...]

Building an Agile Team: How to Organize Your Team [Video]

One of the key components of building an agile team is making sure your organization is staffed with the right people to execute on your goals. As Jillian Haffner, Director of Cloud Solutions & Integrations at Turbine/Warner Brothers Games, and Jennifer Davis, … [Read more...]

Even If They Hacked It, So What? Why Threat Modeling Matters

Eliminating waste is by far my favorite part of the agile approach to software. In a world where the entirety of a piece of software is designed up front, I might ship and learn only after the fact that nobody ever uses the software's WhizBang feature. That's … [Read more...]

Building an Agile Team: Hiring Effective Agile Developers [VIDEO]

How do you hire agile developers? This is a question many organizations have begun asking themselves, as DevOps becomes more than just an industry buzzword. And this is the question Jillian Haffner, Director of Cloud Solutions & Integrations at Turbine/Warner … [Read more...]

13 Experts Share Their 2016 Software Industry Predictions [SlideShare]

It’s never easy to predict the future. But if you want to plan for the future, you need to keep an eye on what’s coming next. This month, we reached out to people from different areas of the software industry to get their thoughts on what to expect in 2016. From DevOps … [Read more...]

[VIDEO] Building an Agile Team: What Does DevOps Mean to You?

What does DevOps mean to you? That was the question we proposed to Jillian Haffner, Director of Cloud Solutions & Integrations at Turbine/Warner Brothers Games, and Jennifer Davis, Software Engineer at Chef, when we sat down to get their expert insights on building an … [Read more...]

What is your Agile Development Jedi Rank?

You may think you know all about Agile methodology, but this quiz will challenge you to prove it! Are you an Agile Jedi Master Yoda or an Agile Jedi Padawan? Enter to win a $250 gift card by sharing your results over Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Mentioning @SmartBear … [Read more...]

Fintech and DevOps Collide in London: SmartBear and Sogeti UK

Financial institutions, like other critical service industries such as health care and air travel, have the unique challenge of no room for failure. It’s a bad day if your ATM card doesn’t work. It’s a really bad day if you do a bunch of online trading based on incorrect … [Read more...]

Getting That New Tool Past The “Gate Keeper”

You’re part of a software development group, and you’re surrounded by techies like yourself – people that get excited about new ideas, approaches, tools, frameworks, and languages.  But then there’s the guy on your team with the seniority.  Let’s call him Crusty. And he's … [Read more...]

QA Testing For What Your Users Really Want

The software world in general is moving toward increased shared responsibility and individual ownership. From developers to operations to testing, the microservices world has us focusing on projects not products and watching teammates going from firmly defined roles to … [Read more...]