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Blog Series: TDD and Process, Part 3

April 6, 2017 — Posted by Scott Bain

Part 3: Reusing the Specification

I’ve said that notion of automation should follow the TDD specification process, not lead it.  We choose the “test automation framework” (TAFW) based on the nature of our specification and how we have chosen to represent it to stakeholders.

That said, once we have settled on a TAFW, we can then determine how best to use it to bind the specification to the production code, allowing for automated tests to be run in a relatively quick and efficient manner.

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Blog Series: TDD and Process, Part 2

March 31, 2017 — Posted by Scott Bain

Part 2: Basic (A)TDD Automation

In part 1 we expressed a view that many people hold when it comes to the various kinds of tests that we write in a process that centers on Test-Driven Development:

“Your tests can either provide you a great deal of value and precise information when they fail, or they can be more broadly useful to the organization when they are passing (when they accurately represent the behavior the system has).  You can’t have both.”

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4 Things You Must Do At Scale

March 28, 2017 — Posted by Al Shalloway

This blog covers some of the ideas in the first session of our upcoming webinar series on Tuning SAFe. It's actually an adaptation of our Lean-Agile experience into the SAFe model so it will be useful for anyone attempting or doing Agile at scale.

The first session, called 'Rationale of SAFe', discusses the four key elements of an Agile transformation. These four issues must be dealt with regardless of the approach you take:

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Blog Series: TDD and Process Part I

March 7, 2017 — Posted by Scott Bain

Part 1: The False Dichotomy

Traditions in software testing suggest that the balance among the various types of test types (Acceptance, API, Integration, Unit) should be weighted toward the lower-level, more granular tests and less toward the larger-scale, or end-to-end tests.  The visualization is typically something along these lines, in terms of the effort that should be devoted to each:

The Test Pyramid

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Agile Pixie Dust

March 7, 2017 — Posted by Steve Thomas

You know the history well. At an executive level, the organization has decided to "go Agile". Everyone in the organization attended a 1/2 day Scrum Training course. The project managers were re-titled as "Scrum Masters" and the business analysts were re-labeled "Product Owners". Finally, the developers and testers were reorganized into a set of Scrum Teams and "Sprint Zero" was started. Since that time, the teams have been "Scrumming".

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