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...

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.

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

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 framework that aims to enable you to apply lean-agile practices at enterprise scale. Will it take your development projects where they need to go?

How to get started with ITIL

How to get started with ITIL

Of all the concepts in IT, ITIL may be the most misunderstood. Here’s a look at what ITIL is, why you might consider using it and where/how to get started.

How to Get Started With GitHub

How to Get Started With GitHub

GitHub has been called the 'social network for programmers.' Here's how to get started on the popular site for sharing and hosting code. Your work could even impress a recruiter watching from the wings.

Getting Started With Ruby: A Tour of the Scripting Language

Getting Started With Ruby: A Tour of the Scripting Language

Power tools are great, but if you're just tightening a screw, you don't need a cordless drill. In the world of programming languages, Ruby is the screwdriver that gets the job done with no fuss and no muss. This article will help you...

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