Here a quick list of articles I´ve read during the last month:
- When do you write a concept?: When to write a concept? For governance reasons or to cover your back? And listing alternatives: e.g. a spike or take a decision based on the team´s tacit knowledge.
- A Prototype is Worth a Thousand Lines of Code – use the right prototype to emphasize the right ideas, and elicit the right feedback.
- How we got rid of time reports
- „Imagine an airplane or nuclear power plant with a fancy monitoring system that logs all kinds of data but never actually alerts anyone when something is obviously wrong…“
- ‚There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all‘ – Peter Drucker
- „Bottom line: I don’t care exactly how many hours you work, as long as it is roughly corresponds to a full time job. I do care that you are focused, energized, and motivated when you do work. Can I trust you to handle this responsibly?“
- Lateral Tester Exercise I – Status Report Virus
- Who owns quality? – „I forget how often some companies blame testers for escaped bugs. It’s not their fault.“
- It’s All About Value – „‚Just tell us when you’ll be done with all these requirements‘ is not how to guide an Agile project, be it Kanban, Scrum, or XP. Not remotely.“
- Steps to achieve higher code quality Summary about tools & techniques how to improve quality.
- Steps to achieve even more code quality Explains different kind of code reviews.
- Work in Process Multiple parallel items as wip vs. „one at a time“
- What Agile Metrics Should We Report?
- Should Story Points Be Assigned to A Bug-Fixing Story
- Stopping the line to run with zero known defects
- I Am a Certified Scrum Coach and I Am Not Nice
- Synthesizing Test Ideas – „It is very difficult to describe the process of synthesizing test ideas. It involves a multitude of information sources, a sense of what’s important, and a dose of creativity to come up with ingenious test ideas, and effective ways to execute them.“
- Context-Free Questions for Testing
- The Phoenix Checklist
- Assumptions are the mother of all … successes.
- Shower of Appreciation – or, talking behind ones back
- Dealing with “Difficult” Co-workers
- XP Days Benelux 2010
- Updated Agile Requirements Metamodel (Enterprise Backlog Model)