The Best Kept Secret of Agile Software Quality – Webinar Replay

I was honored to collaborate with Zach Nies, VP Products, Rally Software on The Best Kept Secret of Agile Software Quality which was apparently viewed by over 900 people on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. You can watch the replay. We present for an hour and answer questions for another 25 minutes.

The theme is using the Responsibility Process as a framework to take ownership and build environments of shared responsibility where quality issues can be addressed and overcome. It was a bit of a controversial topic. We received a lot of supportive feedback as well as some dissenting comments — often a sign of being on the edge.

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Do you struggle with quality?

Shared responsibilit for quality

In Agile software development, the whole team is responsible for quality, but there are many barriers to accomplishing that goal. When quality issues arise, teams often resort to a silo-based approach to finger-pointing and justifying, citing lack of control or time constraints as the root cause. Most development teams truly want to improve quality but they don’t know what to do, and often feel frustrated and powerless to change the status quo.

But there is a solution. Join Dr. Christopher Avery, expert on the Responsibility Process, and Zach Nies, VP of Products at Rally Software and an expert on Agile quality, as they reveal the secrets to achieving sterling software quality at your organization.

You will learn how to see common Quality problems in a new way and understand their causes. Many people only focus on process and technology to address these issues; we will talk about a 3rd component: you. You will learn:

  • the relationship between quality and ownership
  • the difference between accountability and ownership, and how this difference affects quality
  • How the Responsibility Process can be used as a framework for people and interactions to continuously improve quality
  • How to apply the Responsibility Process to your development team

Don’t miss the chance to re-energize your teams and unite them via the shared goal of delivering better quality software.

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Posted in Agile, Responsibility on 01/25/2010 04:00 am
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