Those of you who have read my articles on Ancient Agile will know that I think that the Agile ideas and principles exist thousands of years into our racial past. The key attributes I think I see in great Agile implementations are:
Posts Categorized: Agile Testing
We’ve been thinking a lot recently about how to work out if an Agile team is healthy. By healthy I broadly mean happy and productive. It’s not as easy as it sounds. Sick teams will sometimes effectively hide the fact that they are poorly from their managers as they feel that there may be a… Read more »
I spoke at Agile Yorkshire this month on a topic that I have touched on in my blog a few times. “There Is No Agile”
Agile methods are pretty clear about what ScrumMasters, developers, testers, UX designers do on a team, but a lot of other people start to worry when the Agile train arrives in town!
The topic of feature (or User Story) size is usually a surprising one for teams that are new to Agile. Teams are frequently used to working and releasing very large user stories. Although there is no definite “correct” size for a user story, my vague rule of thumb is that User Stories should on average… Read more »
For seven years I have been training, coaching and consulting on Scrum, Agile and lean software development practices. I have coached teams to deliver immensely successful projects in the public and private sectors and I have learned a huge amount along the way too!
As part of work I often get involved in security reviews for my software development clients. If you are selling software to a listed company (plc etc) or a larger privately owned company, the chances are that sooner or later you will face one of these beasts. Generally the security review is first presented to… Read more »
Our approach to Agile testing hasn’t really changed much over the years, although we have got better at formalising it. After seven years of using whiteboards, we recently moved over to a web-based solution (Jira with the Greenhopper plugin), so my piccie below is of our electronic board. I’ve done a bit of blurring for… Read more »
Agile estimation is good. #NoEstimates is gaining ground as a credible alternative to estimating, and I do not think that this a good thing in a lot of commercial circumstances. I realise that this is not a fashionable view, but I think it is easily justifiable.
This was inspired by a brief Twitter interaction with @AsadSafariEN regarding this article: http://www.industriallogic.com/blog/techsafety/ There are several software-maker injuries mentioned in Joshua Kerievsky’s article: