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Agile-Based Testing Versus Waterfall-Based Testing

Agile-Based Testing Versus Waterfall-Based Testing

Testing has become an integral stage of the software development cycle, with thorough unit testing and documented results required from developers. This article discusses Agile-based and Waterfall-based testing methods for the purpose of comparing the two.

The Sprint Retrospective: Looking Back to Innovate

The Sprint Retrospective: Looking Back to Innovate

Innovating is a process, it’s an action, it’s a verb! It is the act of evaluating what we’re doing and how to do it better. Here's how our team uses retrospectives to help us innovate.

Agile Coaches

Agile Coaches

If we, as coaches, stop listening to ourselves all the time and tune our ears to people around us, we would learn a great deal about ourselves and our abilities as coaches.

Build Agile Cities Instead of Agile Skyscrapers

Build Agile Cities Instead of Agile Skyscrapers

Let's think about the legacies in business that we create and can't see but that have such a lasting impact, like organizational change and corporate culture.

Agile Commitment, Say What!

Agile Commitment, Say What!

"Commitment" is and has always been a sensitive word, whether it is used regarding one's personal life or professional life.

Key Metrics for Agile Teams

Key Metrics for Agile Teams

Agile teams generally use velocity as their primary metric. Here are other five metrics, in addition to the more common ones, that can help teams thrive.  

Why the Agile Coach Is the Most Important Player on the Team

Why the Agile Coach Is the Most Important Player on the Team

The success of a team is always attributed to the captain or the group of players. People typically overlook the coaching staff, which plays a critical role in building the team. How do we learn from this in our daily world of Agile?

Conservatives, Liberals, and Agilists

Conservatives, Liberals, and Agilists

Having thought about it at length, I have concluded that people within an organization that is undergoing an Agile adoption typically fall into one of three groups. Given that it is an election year, I have fittingly labeled these groups Agilists, liberals, and conservatives.

Top 10 Mistakes Scrum Teams Make

Top 10 Mistakes Scrum Teams Make

There are typical mistakes that disrupt a Scrum team, preventing them from reaching their best level of performance. Because they don't always surface early on, they are difficult to prevent and even to detect. I keep this list of mistakes written down so that my teams can better avoid them.

Quick-start: Working with Legacy Code in Agile Environments

Quick-start: Working with Legacy Code in Agile Environments

In most Agile coaching projects, we find that our client applications are not properly covered with automated tests. The organization usually has no plans to throw away those codebases and start from scratch, which means we need to address the evergreen issue of quality in the legacy code.

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