Category Archives: Agile Testing

So…when does the healing begin?

Many people have commented on the statement that Kent Beck made in Snowbird around his purpose for the meeting.  I wasn’t there of course, so I am most likely paraphrasing, but the generally accepted representation was that he wanted to “heal … Continue reading

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What DONE Looks Like in DevOps

Have you ever wondered about the meaning of DONE in DevOps? If you’re including DevOps in the definition of DONE, what are the agile changes that need to occur? Fortunately, after working with many organizations exploring these questions, I’ve figured … Continue reading

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Is DevOps a People Problem AND a Technical Problem?

Over the past few years, I’ve become more familiar with the works of Jerry Weinberg.  One of his best is a book called Secrets of Consulting, which I highly recommend to all those who give advice for a living.  Among … Continue reading

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‘Twas The Night Before Sprint Planning

We hope you enjoy this holiday poem on Sprint Planning. It was an early holiday gift to the Agile Management Blog from Daniel Gullo, owner/principal of Apple Brook Consulting. Thanks, Daniel! ‘Twas the night before Sprint Planning, and all through the … Continue reading

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Getting The Most Out of Your Agile Testing

Guest post by Kevin Dunne, product specialist for QASymphony Getting the Most Out of Your Agile Testing Testing—even in agile environments—is almost always constrained. Testers and developers may feel beholden to legacy software investments or stuck with status quo methodologies. … Continue reading

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Agile Software Needs Craftsmen

So, you want to be an Agile shop.  You’ve read all kinds of cool stuff about Sprints, and WIP limits, and daily stand-up meetings.  You even think you get this crazy User Story and Planning Poker stuff.  You put together a … Continue reading

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With Me It’s All or Nuthin’

Forgive me for bringing up show tunes.  I love the old musicals. One of the true classics of American theater is the show Oklahoma.  I got to thinking about this in a very roundabout way the other day.  The song, called … Continue reading

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What does it really mean to be an Agile Tester?

I was a QA Lead back in the mid 90’s for a couple of years, before any of this fancy Agile stuff really started taking off. Waterfall all the way back then; mostly manual testing, with full regression cycle at … Continue reading

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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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