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Agile 2016: The Lean Buffet

August 5, 2016 — Posted by Tom Grant

The Agile Alliance's yearly US conference is a useful barometer of where many people in the Agile community are — the problems they face, the solutions they've tried, the experiences they wish to share. This year, I was paying especially careful attention to where Lean fit into the picture.

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Lean-Agile Budgeting: A Conversation with Guy Beaver and Kelley Horton

July 27, 2016 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the podcast Lean-Agile Budgeting: A Conversation with Guy Beaver and Kelley Horton

Guy Beaver, Kelley Horton, and Jim Trott discuss Lean-Agile Budgeting, a critical, though often an overlooked, topic in Lean-Agile Transformation. Budgets are powerful statements about direction and levers for changing behaviors which is critical to realize transformation.

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Middle Management and Lean-Agile. A Conversation with with Dr. Tom Grant

July 21, 2016 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the podcast Middle Management and Lean-Agile: A Conversation with Dr. Tom Grant

Tom Grant and Jim Trott discuss the implications of Lean and Agile software development for middle management.

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ATDD Topics

July 20, 2016 — Posted by Ken Pugh

I've written about several ATDD topics recently on the ATDD website.  Here's a summary of the topics:

Testing Contracts for Services

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Case Study: ATDD - A Critical Success Factor

July 20, 2016 — Posted by Ken Pugh

At a financial firm where I taught and coached ATDD and TDD, here’s the results as reported by one team: “One of the critical success factors for our project was our adoption of ATTD and TDD, including frequent test collaboration, engaging the business in writing acceptance test criteria, and robust test automation.” “Collaborating on writing tests ensured that the entire team understood all stories, which facilitated swarming and cross-skill development. We got questions answered real-time from the business that used to occur in one-off conversations and cause system test failure rework.

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