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What Every Framework/Method Should Have

March 28, 2015 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I was asked my thoughts about the blog LeSS SAFe.Comparison. It prompted me to think - many people are comparing one approach to another.  I've done this myself as I think it's a way to learn options that are available. But most folks don't go far enough. Instead of asking "how does A compare to B?" perhaps we should be asking "what does A and B need?"  


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Inflection Points in Software Development

March 10, 2015 — Posted by Al Shalloway

At Net Objectives, we’ve been doing Agile at the team level for over 16 years and Agile at small scale (25-150) to large scale (1000 on up) for over a decade.  It is surprising how relatively few things must be identified and managed to do this well.  It’s also interesting that many of the large scale items must be managed at small scale as well.  For example, how teams work together must be managed at all degrees of scaled agile.  That it must be managed is one thing, how this issue is managed is something else and depends significantly on where the organization is (current culture, proce


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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 Revisited

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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