Unlocking Continuous Testing: The Four Best Practices Necessary for Success

Unlocking Continuous Testing: The Four Best Practices Necessary for Success.

Key Takeaways:

  • Organizations have shifted en masse toward new agile development methodologies, believing that doing so would lead to faster release cycles, better product quality and happier customers.
  • However problems are afoot: According to Forrester, the percentage of organizations releasing software on an at least monthly basis declined from 36 percent in 2017 to 27 percent in 2018.
  • Testing can be one of the single biggest roadblocks standing between organizations and their agile objectives.
  • While the majority of organizations have enthusiastically embraced agile planning and development, most still find themselves unable to effectively implement continuous testing throughout the software development lifecycle.
  • There are four best practices to help overcome this: focus on test quality, keep your tests short and atomic, test across multiple platforms, and leverage parallelization

How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence

Obviously we need smart, experienced people in our companies, but we also need people who are adept at dealing with change, understand and motivate others, and manage both positive and negative emotions to create an environment where everyone can be at their best. The problem is that we struggle to assess EI when hiring (even when we spend a fortune on personality tests and search firms) and we’re never taught how. But you actually can hire for emotional intelligence — and it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. If you want to begin, start with these dos and don’ts.