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My current contract ends in a few more days so I’m taking the opportunity to dust off my worn copy of Rework by 37 signals. I have to make a long overdue thanks to Craig Davidson, an outstanding agile developer I encountered in a previous engagement. It’s not a traditional agile book by any means, […]
I’ve written in the past about Using English to write Acceptance Tests and the tool I choose/advocate is without doubt Concordion. Customers love seeing their stories come alive, but I’ve found developers can sometimes struggle to differentiate these from JUnit tests, particularly since JUnit is used to provide the execution mechanism. I’ve also found that […]
I’ve always found it a challenge when new teams are adopting scrum but have simply renamed their list of requirements as a product backlog. Scrum provides a nice facade which shows a steady progress of churning through these requirements, but it makes it extremely difficult to measure the tangible business value. This is particularly the […]
I bought my wife a sony ereader for her birthday in November and despite the fact she wasn’t too happy it wasn’t shiny or smelly she has since not put it down… Her friend has a kindle and the other night my wife asked whether I would be able to transfer one of the books […]