I read Larry Osterman’s post on Measuring Testers by Test Metrics Doesn’t via The Best Software Writing Vol I. It reminded me of a failed experience from about a year ago on a death march project.
The scenario was simple enough. Our large project had been underway for 2.5 years and had been in defect [...]
Howard van Rooijen recently posted about a thread on the Scrum users group. In the thread by Ken Schwaber explains that:
I’ve been following the threads about type N, A, B, C and advanced Scrum. Although these may represent the engineering, personnel, and product management practices that an organization adopts as a result of [...]
I’ve been running weekly 30 minute one-on-ones with all of my team for about two months now. With these meetings in place I go no longer than one week between giving and getting feedback from each employee.
Doesn’t sound like much. Like most managers I assumed I probably talked to all of my staff every [...]
Crucible, a code review tool from fine folks at Cenqua, is finally closing in on a real beta release. (Disclaimer we’re already use Cenqua’s Clover product.) I talked to Brendan from Cenqua at SD West 2006, and he explained that Crucible was supposed to be Cenqua’s second project after Clover. Turns out Fisheye was a [...]
Walk before you run. So even in a TDD framework approach like Rails the concept of TDD is only approached and explained on page 169 of Agile Web Development with Rails. And even in a chapter on testing we begin with writing functional database style unit tests, and then functional style tests against the controllers. [...]