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Avoiding Panic and Confusion When Key Member Leaves Development Team Discussed in Webinar by SmartBear

A Webinar, “If You Get Hit By A Bus, Is Your Team Prepared? Let's Talk Software Quality,” Hosted by SmartBear on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EDT
Somerville, MA — March 16, 2015 — SmartBear Software, the choice of more than two million software professionals for building and delivering the world’s best applications, is hosting the webinar, “If You Get Hit By A Bus, Is Your Team Prepared? Let's Talk Software Quality,” on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. Justin Collier, Product Owner, Collaborator at SmartBear, is discussing how to increase knowledge share across distributed development teams, ensuring that larger groups get the ‘big product picture’ so that software release dates or quality does not suffer when a key member leaves the team. Collaboration among development teams is critical for better code and higher quality software.
WHAT:           A Webinar, “If You Get Hit By A Bus, Is Your Team Prepared? Let's Talk Software Quality,” Hosted by SmartBear

WHEN:           Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EDT
WHERE:        Register at:
All too often, developers find themselves in a state of panic or confusion when someone leaves the team temporarily, indefinitely or permanently. By implementing standard software quality practices early on, it helps to prevent a single individual from being the only one who knows what is happening. It also allows teams to share knowledge about the code base and testing procedures to individuals across the globe as well as improve code and testing ownership. Justin Collier reviews tools that help to ensure that one or two individuals leaving does not cause release dates to slip or other hardships.
As the Product Owner of Collaborator, the only tool available that allows peer review of code, user stories, test plans, Excel files and other documentation., Justin facilitates conversations to help teams better understand how to implement peer review processes to improve software quality. He is responsible for product direction and market related activity. He previously held the position of Senior Sales Engineer at SmartBear. Justin served as Director of Services and Support, Sr. Sales Engineer and Product Manager at TriActive. He also served NetPlanner Systems, Inc. as an RF Engineer/Technician for more than seven years.
Collaborator has been allowing development, testing and management teams to work together to improve code design and quality, as well as improve agility through collaboration across functional teams and locations. SmartBear released Collaborator 9.0 last month. For more information on the latest features, visit: For more information, including a free trial, visit: On Twitter, follow @CollaboratorSB.
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