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.

Can agile scale and does it matter?

The software behind the scenes at Food Network and HGTV

The software behind the scenes at Food Network and HGTV

A cable television network requires round-the-clock programming, an agile development team, some impressive software and a whole bunch of project management. CIO.com’s Matthew Heusser sat down with Tara Nicholson at Scripps Networks...

Practical tips for making the leap to independent IT consultant

Practical tips for making the leap to independent IT consultant

The risk may be high, but the rewards can be even higher. Here are some practical tips for making the leap from employee to independent IT consultant.

How to become an independent IT consultant

How to become an independent IT consultant

The risk may be high, but the rewards can be even higher. Here are some practical tips for making the leap from employee to independent IT consultant.

Test, deploy, release ... repeat

Test, deploy, release ... repeat

When it comes to release management, what sounds great in theory doesn’t always work in practice. Here are four steps to building an effective strategy.

How to go from coder to consultant

How to go from coder to consultant

If you've had it with office life – or office life has had it with you – maybe it’s time to become an IT consultant. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls along your path…and some tips to get started.

How Docker can transform your development teams

How Docker can transform your development teams

Docker’s capability to speed up software testing should make it a no-brainer for any development team. Here’s why.

Comparing scaling agile frameworks

Comparing scaling agile frameworks

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
Q&A

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 over-testing your software?

Are you over-testing 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 the scaled agile framework

Introducing 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?

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