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Case Study: ATDD Helps Solve Development Issues

July 19, 2016 — Posted by Ken Pugh

I’ve been teaching Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD) for many years.   At the start of every course, I ask the attendees for issues they have with their development processes.    After they have experienced the ATDD process, including creation of acceptance tests, I review their issues to see whether they feel that ATDD will help, hurt, or be neutral in respect to those issues.   

Here’s a sampling of the issues in the attendees words.  According to them, ATDD will help in solving:

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Why If You’re Asking “Should I Use Scrum or Kanban?” You’re Asking the Wrong Question

July 18, 2016 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Note: This blog is co-written by Al Shalloway and Jim Sutton.

Abstract: This blog suggests that instead of looking at whether we should choose between Scrum and Kanban, we can see Scrum and Kanban as process patterns and benefit from the best of both. 

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A Personal Blog About Working Hard

July 17, 2016 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I read Seth Godin's Blog everyday. This morning's A Drop In the Bucket made me stop and think (actually most do, this one more than others).  I don't think Seth would mind my including it here.

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Agile Managers Need To Get Into The Loop

July 14, 2016 — Posted by Tom Grant

Middle managers are receiving some long-overdue attention in Agile circles. Middle managers have always played a role in Agile transformations. The unkind stereotype depicts middle managers as something like the boss in Office Space, a sinister, disconnected figure who contributes little, but interferes a lot. While I've seen some middle managers substantially undermine Agile teams, I've also seen others who were genuine supporters. In a few cases, they've been the heroes in an organization's Agile story.

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What You Can Learn By Flying a Kite

July 5, 2016 — Posted by Al Shalloway

So I’m spending the week in Carlsbad and I decide to get a kite. Dual Line Power Kite Not just any kite, of course, but a Dual Line Power Kite, one that you can do tricks with.

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Al Shalloway
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