An Agile Success Story – XBOSoft is Holding a Webinar on Improving Development and QA Synergies

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Relationships between software developers and testers can occasionally be rocky. Learn in this XBOSoft webinar how a developer and a tester worked successfully together.

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"Developers and testers do not always work well together which is why we really wanted to share our experience. To show that it can happen and when it does it's much better for the success of the project." -JeanAnn Harrison

On December 5th, 2013, XBOSoft will host a webinar presenting a success story of a developer and a tester working together to improve the software of a mobile heart monitor device.

In this webinar JeanAnn Harrison, a tester, and Jonathan Spurgin, a developer, will share their experiences in improving developer-tester relationships to achieve higher quality products. In particular, they’ll discuss how they made their cooperation a successful one by not just finding and fixing bugs but improving the user experience of a mobile heart monitor that patients used at home.

XBOSoft, a software quality assurance and testing firm, hosts monthly webinars on topics that organizations are dealing with today in order to help them achieve higher quality software. Such topics include mobile testing, agile testing, user experience testing, and performance testing.

In this webinar, JeanAnn and Jonathan present how they:

  • Worked together to find defects early in the life cycle
  • Involved QA in discussions on design to give QA a jump on user stories and test strategies
  • Deciphered the complex architecture of the entire system as input to systems integration testing
  • Worked out ideas on how to improve the user experience

The webinar will show how working together in a regulated agile environment teamwork solved many issues. “Developers and testers do not always work well together which is why we really wanted to share our experience. To show that it can happen and when it does it's much better for the success of the project," says JeanAnn Harrison.

JeanAnn and Jonathan hope to discourage the “us against them mentality” that sometimes exists between developers and testers by sharing their agile success story. With a lot of teams moving to an agile process the need for improving tester - developer relationships is more important than ever.

The webinar will be held on 12/5/13 from 1-2 pm EST, to register click here:

About XBOSOft
XBOSoft, headquartered in San Francisco, CA with branch offices in Europe and China, specializes in software testing and quality assurance. With a proven record of success working for Fortune 500 companies and specialized ISVs, XBOSoft has gained broad domain expertise with extended experience in finance and healthcare. Our commitment to software quality improvement is implemented through practical quality assurance processes combined with deep technical expertise.

XBOSoft is completely focused on software quality, providing both consulting and testing services. For more information, visit

About JeanAnn Harrison
JeanAnn Harrison has many years of experience with mobile testing and is a well-known figure in the QA and software testing community. She regularly speaks at conferences and publishes in software testing magazines.

About Jonathan Spurgin
Jonathan Spurgin has twenty years of industry experience and is currently working as the Director of Software Engineering of a startup in San Diego, CA.

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