August 24, 2016

Communication in Distributed Software Development Teams: Who is Who

  Imagine these situations: Three developers talking about the difficult bug that one of them had spent most of the night fixing. Nothing wrong with that. Just some colleagues talking informally about their work. The Product Manager meets the User Experience (UX) Lead to decide on the priorities for the next release. Again, perfectly appropriate….

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August 24, 2016

Agile UX Design

Agile Development has its origins in the field of software engineering but has proven its efficacy in other creative fields. One such field is user experience (UX) design, and here we are proposing how the “sprint-based” approach of Agile might be applied to the design of a desktop software application or mobile app. Waverley thanks…

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November 4, 2015

The 2015 BAQ Conference and Career Paths for QA Engineers

This September Lviv hosted the BAQ Conference (Business Analytics and Quality Assurance) bringing together quality assurance engineers and project managers. It was a new and unique conference for the Western region of Ukraine, gathering business analysts and professionals in software testing. The conference was intended for experienced specialists wishing to present and discuss new ideas…

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July 23, 2015

Quality Booster: Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

Let’s start with an assertion that needs no proof: everybody likes to see progress in what they are doing. After a hard day on a construction site a carpenter can see results of his work, an artist can see her sculpture taking shape through her efforts, a teacher can sense his students making progress. Any of these can present the results of…

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July 9, 2015

Rush Hour in Vietnam: Teaching Us About Business

First time visitors to Vietnam universally take notice of the heavy rush hour traffic in Ho Chi Minh City and other big cities across the country. The mass of cars, taxis and scooters looks like a crazy mess, especially for those of us accustomed to driving in western countries. Lane markers are suggestions only. Traditional right of way rules for…

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