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New blog entry at SustainableTDD.com

January 21, 2015 — Posted by Scott Bain

Scott has added an entry called TDD and Defects to the Sustainable Test-Driven Development blog site, sponsored by Net Objectives.


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Acceptance Test-Driven Development and Test-Driven Development - How They Are the Same and How They Are Different

January 16, 2015 — Posted by Ken Pugh

There is often some confusion between Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD). Here’s a short description of their similarities, their differences, and their relationship.


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Small Thoughts: Lean and Agile

December 2, 2014 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Lean is a very misunderstood term. While Lean includes a collection of knowledge about flow, Lean-management, Lean-culture and Lean-tools it is not any of these. First and foremost Lean is based on systems thinking which means practitioners take a holistic view of the company they are working in. I sometimes hear people say "we do Lean inside of Scrum." What they should be saying is "we use Lean tools inside of Scrum." There is a difference.


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What Team-Level Approaches Should Include

November 29, 2014 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Scrum, Kanban and the Kanban Method (henceforth called LKU Kanban*) have had great success with many organizations.  But there are also many patterns of challenge in all of these methods. I outlined some of these in my blog Framework Tunnel Vision. I believe the way around these dysfunctional patterns is to step back and reflect on what a team-level approach should consider.


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How To Abandon Practices

November 13, 2014 — Posted by Al Shalloway

We often hear no one size fits all, but then no one explains how to abandon the practices of what they preach. While Scrum is a great team framework, not all of the Scrum practices mandates in the framework should be used all of the time. In an earlier blog, The Right Way to Do Scrum-But I talked about the need to continue achieving the purpose of the abandoned practice.


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Al Shalloway
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Cory Foy
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Jim Trott
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Ken Pugh
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Scott Bain
Analysis and Design Methods, Agile Design and Patterns, Software Design, Design Patterns, Technical Writing, TDD, Coaching, Mentoring, Online Training, Professional Development, Agile