Ten Principles for Agile Testers

Jeff Langr and Tim Ottinger have added a flash card to their “Agile: In a Flash” project (that will become a book) based on our book’s “Ten Principles for Agile Testers”. They did a nice job of summarizing the information in Chapter 2 of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams. We […]

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Using Examples to Drive Development

When Brian Marick came up with his ideas about using examples to drive development (I think that was back in 2003), my team latched on to the concept. We are fortunate in having an expert product owner who is talented at coming up with good examples. People often ask me how this works. Our current […]

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Adding Value by Being There

Sometimes I’m the most helpful when I just sit there and mainly keep quiet – assuming I’ve gotten the right people together to talk. Today was a good example. One of our stories this sprint is an algorithm to calculate internal rate of return on a 401(k) account. This is pretty complex (especially for me, […]

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Dressage, Discipline and Quality

This month’s issue Dressage Today had some articles about the two-time Olympian dressage rider and trainer, Steffen Peters. He talked about the role of discipline in turning dreams into reality. For him, this means keeping himself mentally and physically fit through a thoughtfully planned exercise and diet routine, as well as understanding the capabilities of […]

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