I’ve just found my notes from James Turnbull’s talk at FOSDEM.
I found the talk excellent, and I’m already part of the choir. But much
of the audience I’d guess have only come across the devops term in
passing, or worse had it pushed at them as...
Before answering questions about unit testing I usually tend to ask
some questions to get the broader picture – especially if the question
sound sstrange. Such a question was asked by a teammate – he
wanted to know if he could replace the behavior of...
IBM has just published a whitepaper written by Mark Lines and Scott
Ambler called “Disciplined Agile Delivery: An Introduction”. The paper
is free and can be found at http://bit.ly/iqCs6i
Increasingly organizations, having struggled with incomplete...
We distribute vagrantbox to people demo-ing our project. It is a hassle to install the whole setup for non-IT people
The following is a proof of concept to make a self installing vagrant machine.
To create the box you need:
To run the box:
of the most vexing issues for executives and managers is balancing the
need for both predictability and adaptability in software delivery.
While this might seem like an either/or issue, the solutions are really
A few weeks back I promised someone I would blog about the unique challenges of estimating non-functional requirements.
First, let’s remember that a non-functional requirement is a
requirement that is more about the state of being of the system than
Dave Astels mentions in his BDD paper that the way we use language influences the way that we write code, quoting the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
“there is a systematic relationship between the grammatical categories of the language a
person speaks and how that...
Some pundits proclaim that leadership rests on charisma, the ability
to create a vision, or “presence.” Teams do need a vision and a
compelling goal. But to teams need one charismatic leader? No.Teams
need leaders of a different sort. Teams need...
If you’re new to Scrum then we need to get something out of the way. Your first sprint in scrum is going to suck.
That’s the bad news, the good news is that your probably switching to
Scrum because whatever your doing right now also sucks so you won’t...