AUTOMATING USER EXPERIENCE TESTING IN MOBILE DEVELOPMENT TEAMS

Authors: Eduard Nicolae BUDACU

Abstract. Mobile development is a user centric activity. Designing user friendly interfaces requires the ability to predict the user behavior based on the best knowledge the team acquired about its target audience. Because people interact intuitively with mobile devices in a continuous learning process, mobile development teams are required to do intensive testing activities before releasing an application or a new feature in an existing app. This paper explores automation tools and techniques that help reducing testing effort. A testing framework is envisioned with focus on increasing user satisfaction.

Keywords: User Experience, User Satisfaction, Mobile Development, Test Automation

Proceedings of the IE 2019 International Conference

Real Time Agile Metrics for Measuring Team Performance

Authors: Eduard Nicolae BUDACU, Paul POCATILU

Abstract: In order to track the improvements of agile teams, a system of metrics and indicators is very important to be implemented. Agile Software Development (ASD) promotes working software as the primary way of measuring progress. The current set of metrics are more output oriented rather than using lines of code to estimate productivity. This paper presents the results of a background research in order to identify the most important metrics, indicators, measures and tools software development teams use in relation with agile-based methodologies. The paper also presents a case study based on data gathered in a software outsourcing company. The paper proposes an architecture of an automated system used to provide real-time metrics for measuring agile team performance.
Keywords: Agile Development, Metrics, Indicators, Measurements, Velocity, Lead Time, Cycle Time

Published in: Revista Informatica Economica, vol. 22 no. 4/2018

http://revistaie.ase.ro/content/88/06%20-%20budacu,%20pocatilu.pdf

AGILE METRICS IN A SOFTWARE OUTSOURCING COMPANY

Authors: Eduard Nicolae BUDACU

Abstract. The usage of metrics is considered important to track improvements of agile teams so developing a system to analyze performance is a sign of maturity in the process. Agile Software Development (ASD) promotes working software as the primary way of measuring progress. This has led to a more outcome oriented set of metrics rather than tracking lines of code to estimate productivity. In this paper a background research is performed with the purpose to identify what kind of metrics, measures and tools software development teams use in relation with agile and lean methodologies. A case study is presented based on data gathered in a software outsourcing company.

Published in: Proceedings of the IE 2017 International Conference

User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product

Titlu: User Story Mapping
Subtitlu: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product
Autor(i): Jeff Patton
Editura: O’Reilly Media
Publicat: September 25, 2014
ISBN-10: 1491904909
ISBN-13: 978-1491904909
Pagini: 324
URL: https://www.amazon.com/User-Story-Mapping-Discover-Product/dp/1491904909

 

 

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Agile Research – dezvoltarea pentru comunitate

Munca și lucrările lui Etienne Wenger m-au inspirat să mă gândesc la aplicarea conceptului de comunitate în dezvoltare software.

Prima carte pe care am citit-o se numește Cultivating Communities of Practice

A doua carte pe care am citit-o se numește Digital Habitats: Stewarding Technology for Communities

Dezvoltarea centrată pe comunitate presupune identificarea de metode pentru a studia întregul și aplicarea conceptului în metodologia de dezvoltare software.