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Priorities

One of the keys of Agile is Business Value. Everything is about Business Value. If you’re working on something you should be asking yourself, “Will this produce Business Value?” And, to the extent you can know, “Will the Business Value … Continue reading

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Resolutions

I recently reviewed a list of defect prevention methods published by Capers Jones and Olivier Bonsignour in their book, “Economics of Software Quality.” I was looking for some information to give to my development team so they could choose an option … Continue reading

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The art of the small

First, my apologies for skipping more than an entire year. I knew it had been a while, but I hadn’t realized my last post was in December of 2014. My resolution for 2016 is to be more regular. Most developers … Continue reading

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Not If But When

I hear this over and over and over. “We didn’t have time to write automated unit tests and now regression bugs are killing us.” People always struggle with the cost of quality, but the cost of quality can’t be avoided. … Continue reading

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Agile by the numbers

If you’re reading this looking for a simple formula for implementing an Agile methodology you won’t find it. Agile by the numbers is a pipe dream because agility isn’t a task you accomplish, it’s a trait you develop. And developing … Continue reading

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A New Normal

“It’s just not reasonable to expect developers to <insert your Agile behavior request here>.” I hear this all the time when working Agile transformations. The issue here is someone who is very effective in the current development process who resists an important change … Continue reading

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Is Agile QA necessary?

I’ve recently discussed an Agile QA Transformation with two clients. These clients are moving to Agile development but want specific help in transforming their QA to support Agile methods. They believe there’s specific need for Agile QA and they want … Continue reading

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