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Scrum Team Anti-Patterns, What We All Need To Avoid

Our focus the last few episodes have been on anti-patterns relegated to a specific role.  We take a step back in this episode and review scrum team anti-patterns.  These are mistakes we make on a whole that can derail our project and reduce velocity.  These can even drive a product into failure. Deliver The Wrong Thing There are many ways this anti-pattern can make an appearance.  The story may be too vague, requirements gathering is insufficient, or the dev team... Read more

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Common Scrum Master Anti-Patterns, Avoid These To Improve Velocity

We have talked about Scrum and Agile.  However, some guidance helps us improve our odds or success.  That is an essential part of becoming a better developer.  In this episode, we look at scrum master anti-patterns and position the team for improvement and success. No Retrospective Everyone needs a plan to be productive in pursuit of a goal.  Our goal of improving with each sprint will be impossible to achieve without assessing how we are doing.  That is what a... Read more

Regression Testing

Regression Testing

Welcome to the final episode in our new series “Integrating testing into your development flow”. Today we are going to be looking at “Regression Testing”. In our last presentation we will be talking about User Acceptance Testing.  What it is, when should we do it, who does it, and why is it so important?   Today we will be talking about the last step in the test process Regression Testing. Specifically, what it is, when should we do it, who... Read more

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Agile Anti-Patterns of The Dev Team

Everything in software development has good and bad patterns.  We have looked at why the agile approach is valuable.  However, we need to review agile anti-patterns to avoid problems that can erase any benefits.  There are many ways we can misuse this process.  Here are some development team mistakes we can avoid No WIP Limit There is a pride people have around multi-tasking.  However, it is not the most efficient way to get things done.  Even worse, we can end... Read more

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Agile Weaknesses – When It Is Not a Good Approach

It may come as a shock, but there are agile weaknesses.  These are situations where a different approach brings a lower risk.  These weaknesses also point to the strengths and attributes of a project or team that make agile the best choice for our framework.  None of these are set in stone.  Thus, knowing about the weakness is an opportunity for overcoming it. The Team Is Central Most of the Agile weaknesses center around the team and their ability to... Read more

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Agile Philosophy, Not Hard And Fast Rules

We have covered a broad range of topics in our discussion of Agile.  However, the goal of this approach is to fit your team and environment.  Think of it as an agile philosophy and not a well-defined or rigid process.  Your team should make the framework applicable to them, not force the team into agile methods. Make Adjustments The principles and values laid out in the agile manifesto point to one or two primary goals.  We want to satisfy the... Read more