Cucumber is a Behavior-Driven Development tool that lets developers describe their software's behavior in plain text using a business-readable DSL...
1 replies - 8466 views - 05/24/10 by Mitch Pronschinske in Articles
Managers and C-Level executives make a habit of beating up developers over their inability to provide accurate estimates. Now it's time to turn the tables, for...
0 replies - 2707 views - 05/21/10 by Jared Richardson in Articles
There's a famous quote from the United States Supreme Court a few years ago. They were trying to determine what was art and what was pornography. Lawyers being...
4 replies - 11918 views - 05/20/10 by Jared Richardson in Articles
Working on several agile teams, Patrick Boudreaux has learned many lessons, but the biggest take-away has been that there's no 'one right way' to do anything,...
0 replies - 1146 views - 05/19/10 by Eric Hagan in Videos
I wanted to explore the possibility of using JBehave
to formalise scrums definition of done. The idea being to encapsulate a
definition of done as a...
2 replies - 6808 views - 05/19/10 by Martin Harris in News
This is a companion post to last year’s “I’m
a Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) – so what?” post. In that post I
spoke about the advantage of using...
0 replies - 1577 views - 05/18/10 by Bob Hartman in News
Every so often someone writes an article talking about what great code,
or beautiful software, is (or insert some other superlative.) And,
10 replies - 16198 views - 05/17/10 by Jared Richardson in Articles
Agilists intuitively get that it's a bad idea to build an inventory of
detailed specs way ahead of when they are going to get turned into
software. Why? ...
0 replies - 771 views - 05/17/10 by Mike Cottmeyer in News
The agile crowd always bashes waterfall. It's silly. It's dumb. It's
guaranteed to fail. But waterfall is responsible for most of the
6 replies - 7144 views - 05/14/10 by Jared Richardson in Articles
Alternate Title: A model for understanding Scrum and Kanban
As I flew home after LSSC10, I wondered how Kanban-style software
development would shape my...
1 replies - 4200 views - 05/14/10 by Michael Sahota in News
Agile provides a great deal of freedom, and because of that it's often percieved as being, well, free. A manager I worked with told his leadership team than...
1 replies - 1967 views - 05/13/10 by Jared Richardson in Articles
Alternate title: Most Scrum teams need a Kanban board
I am a big fan of Scrum, however, the notion that there are no
interruptions during a sprint is simply...
0 replies - 2347 views - 05/13/10 by Michael Sahota in News
If you're not keeping up... you've got some homework to do. My
last post called "What
Do I Mean by a Complex Product" is required reading before...
1 replies - 1554 views - 05/12/10 by Mike Cottmeyer in News
I've been rambling on for the past few
years about agile in larger, more complex enterprises. Quite often in
that discussion, I'll get asked to show a...
0 replies - 1698 views - 05/11/10 by Mike Cottmeyer in News
From time to time I get email from
people in various stages of Agile adoption, asking for advice or tips. Last
week one sounded particularly desperate. With...
3 replies - 5407 views - 05/11/10 by Jared Richardson in Articles