Methodology. In the world of software development there are not many words that raise contention quite as quickly as this. But why is that? What are the differences between Agile, Iterative, and Rigorous software development methodologies? There has been buzz about Scrum, XP, Lean, Waterfall, Kanban, and RUP for years; how do they fit into this discussion? But most importantly, why should you care? What does the test team think of all this?
In Methodology May the TALMUG brings you a panel of ALM professionals to discuss and debate these very questions and maybe help you see what methodology could work best at your company.
Blair Leduc is a Senior Consultant at ObjectSharp. He has over 25 years’ experience developing software and works with clients as an architect and developer for desktop and web solutions. Blair is also a member of ObjectSharp’s Team System and ALM practice.
Debra Forsyth is a Senior Consultant and QA Best Practice Lead at ObjectSharp. She has over 25 years' experience in software development. As a Microsoft ALM MVP, Debra works with clients adopting ALM, Team Foundation Server test tools and test methodologies. Working with many different development methodologies she has acquired experience from Waterfall to Agile and Scrum. Debra is a author and trainer for Microsoft testing tools.
Raif Murray is the lead of Navantis’ Custom Development, Mobile, Cloud and ALM teams. He has almost 20 years of experience in IT, wearing multiple hats from Developer, Tester, IT Administration onto QA, IT and Development team management. Having worked with a variety of technologies and software development methodologies, Raif has a wide variety of experiences. Raif has been heavily involved with Visual Studio’s Team Foundation server since it was a Beta product in 2005, and has consulted with many organizations on how to implement effective SDLCs that are right for them.
Jeremy Garner-Howe is an ALM Consultant with Navantis. He has accumulated over 15 years’ experience in software development in a variety of roles from programming to Director of Software Development. Jeremy has mostly worked with Microsoft technologies over this time and has worked with Team foundation Server since its launch in 2005. Over the years, Jeremy has gained a rich background in Software Development Methodologies from rigorous (Waterfall) to Agile.
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TALMUG - Toronto ALM User Group