Introduction The question or “normalizing” story points or comparing story points and team velocities has reached me once again. And once again I struggle. My canonical answer “you cannot compare story points of two different teams” was met with “I don’t believe it” and “then it is worth for nothing”. Continue reading Measuring and Comparing
In the last few days the noise around ISO 29119 is metaphorically deafening. And the case the proponents of the petition to suspend/revoke 29119 sounds quite reasonable. They claim that there is no wide consensus, that not all sides have been heard. They fear that this standard is there to Continue reading Why I have troubles signing Stop #ISO29119
The Tester Twittersphere is panicking. Well, at least that is my impression. All of a sudden certifications for testers and ISO 29119 seem to be our biggest problem and to attack our very being. A petition against the standard was set up. And here I sit and I cannot understand Continue reading The Standards Panic – Keep Calm and Test
Yesterday I read an article by Ramon Anger and Surabhi Vohra titled Quality through Agility (Objektspektrum 4/2014 – in german). And once again I found something which happens way too often when someone advocates agile. Ignoring the facts. When citing a survey result (http://softwaretest-umfrage.de/Broschuere_Softwaretest_in_der_Praxis.pdf) that claims, that there are no Continue reading Quality through Agility? It aint that easy.
This is a revised version of an article posted on May 13, 2014 Introduction Someday back in the year 1999 I was visiting my parents and, to my utter surprise, saw my father brooding over a stack of line printer output five inches high. I do not remember whether it Continue reading Revised Musings on Just Enough documentation
The daily stand-up is one of the key elements of agile methodologies. It serves to inform other team members about your work, your results, your plans and, last not least, your problems. Contrary to regular weekly status meetings (which still should occur, but with a completely different focus) they are Continue reading Distributed Agile – The electronic stand up!