Introduction This week I had the pleasure of having dinner with one man, who I reckon to be one of the top experts and long term advocates for agile methodologies. While speaking about the necessities of different artifacts in SW development we also talked about quality. Therehe said, that quality Continue reading Agile SW Quality – Victim of the Bystander Effect
Introduction Yesterday, when sitting in my hotel room grounded by flu and haze, I saw an interesting tweet linking to an Agile Testing Manifesto. I am somewhat sure that the original link is this one. Well, it is nice, even though a bit debatable. “Testing throughout” is actually not an agile Continue reading We must get rid of Testers
Introduction The last weeks have been very busy ones with a number of events and discussions. And while checking in with colleagues and friends, I was also very busy in trying to remediate some parts of a somewhat challenged software project. And yes, it was a Scrum project, carried out by Continue reading When Agile Methods Fail – Inspired by a Real World Project
Nowadays you have a number of different possibilities to kill your company or to seriously impact its capability to deliver. As Agile methods and their application in the enterprise context continue to be very popular I want to explore your opportunities to do that using an Agile Transformation. Let us Continue reading How to kill your Company using an Agile Transformation
This article was originally posted on TestHuddle. Introduction Today outsourcing, offshoring and working in globally distributed teams are common for an ever-growing number of people in software development. Even though this trend is not new, the ever-increasing implementation of agile principles adds a new twist to the already known challenges. Continue reading Stories about Distributed Development – Part 1
To start with something I have to say very often: I am actually a big fan of agile methodologies – even though a lot of people believe otherwise, as I am not one of the “believers”, who plainly think along the lines “do Scrum and you will be in paradise”. Continue reading Agile Tester – a Dead End Career Path?
No, I’ve not lost my mind. I do believe that customer satisfaction has to be at the center of what we do, when delivering software products. However, when (re-)reading some books (as preparation for a presentation) and also some tweets lately, a specific sentence came up just too often. “if Continue reading Beware of the Customer Value Focus
While writing this article and contemplating the question, I already brace myself for the outrage to come. Why? Because it is not en-vogue, to some extent not socially acceptable to say something against agile methodologies. However, today morning, when thinking about trainings and how to help people with so-called „Agile Continue reading Is Agile Elitist?
When browsing through the tweets and blogs I read, yet again I received a link to a slide deck on an Agile Testing transformation. I looked it up, read through it and wanted to jump out of the window (which, at that time, could be actually been fatal, since the Continue reading The Agile Testing Transformation Slide Deck Template
Some days ago another issue of Thoughtwork’s Tech Radar found the way to me. And, since I really value the insights of Thoughtwork’s Chief Scientist (if you don’t know, who that is, look it up) I went through it. Rather unsurprisingly I found something in their “hold” sector, which they Continue reading Independent is not separated