Tag Archives: transformation

Skinned Knees and Broken Bones

How do people learn? I know there’s an entire field of study about this but my own experience tells me people learn from experience. Fortunately or unfortunately, the most instructive form of experience is making mistakes. Or maybe mistakes just stick with us better? As … 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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When is ROI the wrong calculation?

If you’re trying to sell a quality improvement technology or process you’ll eventually be asked to calculate the Return on Investment. Management wants a way to monetize the pros and the cons of the change you’re proposing. Converting your proposal to dollars … Continue reading

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The Green Field

Recently I’ve spoken on career planning for QA Professionals in the new Agile world. There’s a lot of confusion and a lot of uncertainty because the term Agile is used in so many ways. The confusion causes a great deal … Continue reading

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Waterfall Anonymous

My name is Bill, and I’m a Project Manager. Hi, Bill My story isn’t very different from most of yours.  I started out just doing simple experimenting with Gantt charts, hoping it would be an easier way to track my … Continue reading

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