Matt Heusser

Managing Director, Excelon Development

As the Managing Director of Excelon Development, Matt Heusser, consults, trains, and does software delivery while helping others do it. Probably best known for his writing, Matt is the lead editor of "How to Reduce The Cost of Software Testing" (Taylor and Francis, 2011), editor for Stickyminds.com, and recipient of the 2015 Most Popular Online Contributor to Agile at the Agile Awards. A 2014 recipient of the Most Influential Agile Test Professional Person Award (MAITPP) in Potsdam, Germany, Matt also served as the lead organizer of the Software Testing World Cup. He is a former member of the board of directors of the Association for Software Testing and creator of Lean Software Testing family of methods.

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Scaling agile frameworks: A comparison

Scaling agile frameworks: A comparison

As larger organizations scramble to apply agile software development methodologies to the challenges inherent in an enterprise-level company, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of the different approaches.

Getting serious about portfolio and program management
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Getting serious about portfolio and program management

It's been 10 years since Johanna Rothman co-authored 'Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management.’ She was just getting started.

Are you overtesting your software?

Are you overtesting your software?

Is it possible to reduce – or even eliminate – the human factor when it comes to testing software releases? In a word, yes. Here’s how.

Diving into DevOps' details

Diving into DevOps' details

Search for a definition of DevOps and you're likely to find something involving a collection of other buzzwords, like "agile," "system administration" and "lean," that doesn't actually tell you anything. We think we can do better.

Introducing SAFe, the scaled agile framework

Introducing SAFe, the scaled agile framework

SAFe is a programming knowledge base that aims to enable you to apply lean-agile practices at enterprise scale. Will it take your development projects where they need to go?

Getting Started With Ruby: A Tour of the Scripting Language

In the world of programming languages, sometimes you don't need the overhead and performance of Java, C#, C++ and other power tools. Sometimes a scripting language, or Swiss army knife, will do.

How to Break Bad News About Shipping Software

Imagine you're working on a major project such as Healthcare.gov. Suddenly, you realize there's no way the software will be done on time -- or even work. What do you do? Hear how veteran testers, project managers and developers...

6 Software Development Lessons From Healthcare.gov's Failed Launch

"I spent $174 million on a website and all I got was this bad press."

'No Estimates' in Action: 5 Ways to Rethink Software Projects

The idea behind the #NoEstimates approach to software development isn't to eliminate estimates but, rather, to explore other ways to solve problems without specifically asking, 'How long will it take?' Here are five real-world...

Why You May Need an 'Agile Coach' (Whatever That Is)

Ask an 'agile coach' what he or she does and the answer could range from write code to run meetings. It's not what you'd necessarily expect an agile coach to be doing, but that doesn't mean the role is unnecessary.

How to Move Beyond Project Estimates and Provide Better Value

If software development teams can take the time they spend estimating how long a project will take and start to execute that project instead, they can go that much faster. But what does a world without estimates look like -- and what...

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