The Whole Team Approach in Practice

I’ve just been struggling with a title for this post. Some of my ideas were: “Visibility Taken to New Heights”, “Yes, There Are Teams Who Do This Just Like In the Books”, “A Real Commitment to Continual Improvement”, “Inspiration”, but none of them really capture my amazement at what I saw visiting the team at […]

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Teamwork & Making Good Choices

Agile is pretty mainstream now, but some folks still aren’t sure what testers do. In addition, the “Whole Team” approach to quality and the idea that testing and coding aren’t separate phases still mystifies some people. I think my team’s activities the past two days are a good illustration of how agile teams work together […]

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When a Team is Short a Tester

I made a difficult decision to move on from my incredibly wonderful agile team at ePlan Services to take on new challenges at the equally wonderfully agile Ultimate Software. This leaves the team at ePlan with four programmers and one tester (plus two system administrators, a DBA and a ScrumMaster). Even with two testers, the […]

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