Category Archives: Agile Testing

The never ending Christmas list

It’s that time of year when Christmas lists make the rounds of family and friends. This annual rite of passage can usually be summed up as “I want, I want, I want”. Unfortunately in software development, most of our business … Continue reading

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Agile Acceptance Criteria

I’ve been hearing a bit of confusion about acceptance criteria lately and I wanted to clarify a couple of things. Ultimately, the point of acceptance criteria is to establish the definition of done. We talk about defining done in Agile … Continue reading

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Agile Killed the Project Star

As a reformed project manager (My “900 days since I built an MS Project Schedule” chip around here somewhere), with a PMP and active membership of PMI, what I am about to say is rather controversial. But, it needs to … Continue reading

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On #techsafety

You’ve probably seen a lot written lately about tech safety, the notion that we should be making our software environments as safe to work in as our physical workplace environment. If you haven’t, it’s definitely worth a read.  Josh Kerievsky has … Continue reading

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Practicing

There is an old joke, very popular in performing circles.  A tourist shows up in New York City for the first time.  He wants to see all the sites.  The next one on his list is Carnegie Hall, and as … Continue reading

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Agile Approach to Problems Found While Testing “In Sprint” Stories (Part 2 of 2)

Earlier I outlined what the process looks like for a traditional software tester, and some of the problems it can cause. Today let’s look at how different that would look in an agile development environment and what it can do … Continue reading

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Agile Approach to Problems Found While Testing “In Sprint” Stories (Part 1 of 2)

Picture this, hotshot… You are working on a team that has recently made the transition to agile development. You are a traditional tester. A developer just let you know that you can start testing the story that the two of … Continue reading

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SUCCESS = RESULTS – EXPECTATIONS (Part 2 of 2)

In my first post we learned that traditional project management brings with it challenges in achieving software success – for both the software delivery team and the customers. When you ask for all the expectations up front and then don’t … Continue reading

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Learning Your Agile Scales – Part 1

Recently, we looked at how a jazz combo is a great metaphor for the interactions and exchanges that make up a great small team.  The question then comes to mind, “surely, isn’t there more to it than that?”  The answer … Continue reading

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Top 10 Top 10 Agile Lists

A while back I stumbled upon a clever blog post that showed the Top 10 of Top 10 lists and given my lack of creativeness today, I thought I would put together a Top 10 of Top 10 Agile Lists. … Continue reading

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