Agile Engineering

Testivus for the Rest of Us: A Whole Team Testing Experience

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Happy Testivus

The Story I want to share a true story of a relatively newly formed agile team. We were made up of ten engineers writing and testing code in C++, Java, and fully embracing the emerging javascript frameworks. The application we were building was both complex and complicated. We were learning how to launch a product,

An Agile Team Task by Any Other Name – A To Do

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Sprint Planning Hell

Let me first say, I know the idea of task decomposition is fairly well covered and some might call it a basic practice of any team; however, as a coach helping teams to adopt agile software development, I don’t always see teams finding this practice of defining “how to get to done” as a natural

10 Causes of Chaos in Agile Software Development

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“Everything is so chaotic” “Seems like we are constantly in a state of chaos.” “Is agile always crazy and chaotic?” Chaos is a word I hear a lot lately while working with software development teams that are either initially adopting agile software development or possibly undergoing a Lean/Agile reshaping to improve their existing agile approaches.

What Does Every Agile Development Team Want?

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Win! Duh, Winning! Okay, I know that is so 2011. But it is only human nature to want to not be put in a losing position, in fact we talk a lot about winning. We are naturally competitive, some folks more so than others — you know who you are. This may be an evolutionary

Why I Love the Boards We Use In Agile Software Development

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I know this is going to sound weird, but I have an affinity for the boards we use in Agile Software Development (or Agile Project Management). I’m using the generic term board, but you may refer to them as Storyboards, Taskboards, Testing boards, kanban boards, or simply job boards. If I get into the way-back

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