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Some exciting news about our LinkedIn group

16C.Heather-Tendo Communications SF-STOLL 2012.jpgIf you’re a regular reader of this blog you probably know that there’s a Discover Performance newsletter you can subscribe to that has tons of useful information for enterprise software professionals. What you may not know is that our community extends beyond HP. We’re also on LinkedIn with a steadily growing group of IT leaders from around the globe and a number of different industries.


Recently we’ve decided to give our LinkedIn group a revamp. We’re updating the name to more clearly state what we’re focused on. So I’m excited to announce that our new name is IT Strategy & Performance. We’re also looking at making changes that will bring in more people to share strategies, best practices, insights and more. Our goal is give you the insights, tips, and perspective that you can use to become a rock star at your organization.

Agile – Buzzword or value stream?


Over the last couple of months I have been drawn into more and more conversations on ‘Agile’ – both Agile software development methodology and the pursuit of agility  as a business goal. In my last post I asked you what percentage of projects Gartner predicted would use agile methods by end of 2012? The answer was...

How automation and unification speed up the testing process—without sacrificing quality

Application development teams face big challenges. The pace of development is accelerating, and dev teams must follow agile practices to keep up with the competition. At the same time, maintaining quality is critical for creating apps that function flawlessly for end users.


Functional testing looks at whether an application does what it’s supposed to do. It’s a key part of your software testing arsenal, because it takes the end users’ point of view: Does this thing (as a whole) work? But, just like software testing overall, functional testing is challenged to keep up with widespread changes in software development. If you’re not thinking about how to accelerate your functional testing, you risk creating a bottleneck.

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