Better Software West 2017 Concurrent Session - Finding Efficiencies in Your Development Lifecycle | TechWell

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Finding Efficiencies in Your Development Lifecycle

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Many of us feel like we never have enough time to complete everything we want in a given sprint, cycle, or phase. Even though we can't add more hours to our day, we can add time by removing inefficiencies in our development lifecycle management approach. Melissa Tondi explores a number of areas that may be causing inefficiencies in our overall approach. These problem areas include acceptance criteria for requirements that are not understood, actionable, or demonstrable; unit tests that are misunderstood or non-existent; and demos that don’t actually demonstrate capability. Melissa shares practical solutions that can be implemented quickly. Share your previous inefficiencies and your solutions. Once you have a plan to reduce or eliminate the inefficiencies, you can spend more time in your overall development schedule—and effectively add more time to accomplish what you need to do.

Melissa Tondi
Disrupt Testing

Melissa Tondi has spent most of her career working within software testing teams. She is the founder of Denver Mobile and Quality, board member of the Software Quality Association of Denver, and director of quality engineering at EMS Software, where she assists teams to continuously improve the pursuit of quality software—from design to delivery and everything in between. In her software test and quality engineering careers, Melissa has focused on building and organizing teams around three major tenets—efficiency, innovation, and culture—and has created the Greatest Common Denominator (GCD) approach for determining ways in which team members can assess, implement, and report on day-to-day activities to minimize the gap between need and value.