The QA role in Scrum is much more than just writing test cases and reporting bugs. In this article, Priyanka Hasija shares her experiences and the valuable lessons learned over the past 2 years while serving as a QA analyst on a Scrum team. She explains how QAs not only perform agile tests but also fill many other roles and responsibilities, earning them a place of importance on the team.
Steve is interested in uncovering better ways to deliver successful projects regardless of whether or not those ways are ‘agile’. After reading "Influencer, the Power to Change Anything" he found a set of behaviours and influence strategies that are helpful for giving projects the best chance for success and also for helping teams transition to agile.
Laurent Bossavit discusses the importance of learning from history and reflects on the historical influences that have contributed to emergence of agile practices and techniques, and their impact. 6
This article shows how to set up Gerrit with Jenkins/Hudson, allowing you to propose changes and have those proposals automatically compiled/tested/verified before a human review even starts. 10
In this interview, Ben Linders explores with author William E. Perry his motivation for writing the book iTeams – Putting the “I” Back Into Team and the challenges teams face and learn to deal with.
Angela Martin provides advice on practices which encourage team collaboration and cohesion, with some ideas on how to create truly cross functional collaborative teams. 2
Agile Team Rooms can help double the productivity of an Agile Team. The most common approach the Caves and Commons. At Menlo they do things differently and Lisamarie Babik has documented their setup. 9
Mattias Jansson, Operations Engineer at Spotify, discusses the adoption of Kanban by the Spotify Operations team and experiences gained during the implementation and use of Kanban. 1
The skills needed to be hyper-productive in an agile project differ from those required by a traditional one. This article identifies behavioral and technical skills required to give a team that edge. 16
A review of Frederick P. Brooks' latest book, The Design of Design. Few individuals have had as much influence on the 'practice' of software development, and his newest book adds valuable insights. 10
Self-managed teams are unstable and are successful when the ‘Leadership – Self-Management’ dilemma is understood and dealt with. 5