Category Archives: Agile Testing

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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When is it Good Enough?

I’m a woodworker. I love to work with wood, and I truly enjoy the sense of satisfaction that comes from the work I do. I think this is why the software Craftsmanship movement rings true for me. I find many of the aspects … Continue reading

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QA: Now or Later? Now, duh!

Many of us have heard the phrase “Test Early, Test Often”. There are quite a few blogs and articles out there explaining how testing early (catching defects early) reduces costs in software development efforts.  It’s documented, and not many people … Continue reading

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Managing Technical Debt

Debt seems to be on every-one’s mind these days.  You can’t open a newspaper anywhere in the world without seeing some article about some country’s national debt.  As we all know, countries aren’t the only entities that have debt.  Most … Continue reading

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