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6/27/2014 by Chris Steele
We all know that good acceptance criteria can make or break a story. What often goes unrecognized, though, is that acceptance criteria can take a number of different forms, depending on the story, the team, the knowledge of the product owner, the clarity of the test, and other factors. . . .
6/26/2014 by Gene Gendel
In his book The Culture Game, Daniel Mezick very well describes the do's and don'ts of an Agile coach (Chapter 17). This philosophy neatly applies to Agile coaches who operate as consultants. How about coaches who are no longer consultants?
6/25/2014 by Jayaprakash Prabhakar
Agile and Scrum have become buzzwords in the industry in the context of "product quality." Senior management has a belief that moving the organization/team to Agile-Scrum will help release a great-quality product. Is that true? No, not at all. . . .
6/24/2014 by Dele Oluwole
When a tester is hired, what comes mind for many is "just testing." Many project stakeholders in Agile and traditional environments see testers as team members who only run test script, identify defects, and log them for fixing. . . .
6/23/2014 by Tommi Johnstone,Doug Shimp
Struggling to find some solid footing as a product owner? The PO role means balancing the push and pull of product management. . . .
6/20/2014 by Vikas Jain
The industry is slowly moving from teams comprised of islands of specific skill sets to multi-skill-set teams, as we graduate from traditional Waterfall to neo concepts of Agile and Scrum. The challenge we see every day from a QA standpoint is how we justify the need for QA right from the inception of a project . . .
6/19/2014 by Prakash Mallappa Pujar
The core idea of lean is to eliminate/reduce non-value-added activities (termed "wastes") and thus increase customer value. The Agile process itself is a lean method for the software development life cycle, and I am sharing a couple of Agile best practices adopted by many teams to make the Agile process extra lean.
6/18/2014 by Saravana Bharathi
Enough is written on good stand-ups (stick to the three questions, focus on accomplishments, the team owns the meeting, etc.). Here I thought I would discuss some common pitfalls and negative patterns, based on my experience. . . .
6/17/2014 by Jerry Rajamoney
Have you ever wondered what important coaching practices are exhibited by a successful ScurmMaster? Google search on this topic and you'll find many thousands of links, and each link gives different ideas and suggestions. Let's try to look at these from a different view/perspective. . . .
6/16/2014 by Sugandha Mestri
Many of the challenges in Agile and Scrum arise from the idea of the self-organizing team. Of course, many (perhaps most) of the benefits are also the result of self-organizing teams. . . .