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  • Culture & Methods Follow 108 Followers

    Escaping Method Prison

    by Ivar Jacobson Follow 0 Followers , Roly Stimson Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 21, 2017 1

    Methods are our best tool to get great software. But today they put us in method prisons with method wars, reliance on gurus and swings from method to method. How foolish is this? It needs to be stopped. The new Essence standard efficiently stops that path. And, teams get better methods, selected from a practice library and support in their daily work. Executives get forever learning org’s.

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    2017 State of Testing Report

    by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Apr 07, 2017 2

    The State of Testing 2017 report provides insights into the adoption of test techniques, practices, and test automation, and the challenges that testers are facing. This is fourth time that this survey has been done. InfoQ held an interview with the organizers of the State of Testing survey.

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    Technical Practices as a Hack on Consciousness: Why to Hack Yourself

    by Jean Richardson Follow 0 Followers , Matthew Plavcan Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 01, 2016 1

    Software technical practices are usually adopted as a means of creating better products. These practices can create and maintain a healthy human system. Technical practices raise the consciousness of individuals and the team as a whole. Technical practices hack consciousness giving us a quick, deep chute into depths of connection that improve our selves, our products, and our world.

Culture & Methods Follow 108 Followers

Pair Programming Is No Panacea

Posted by Wes Higbee Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 09, 2016

Is pair programming all that it's cracked up to be? Wes Higbee discusses why it definitely shouldn't be mandated, and why you should consider other options where it could be beneficial. 3

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Why Won’t They Pair?

Posted by Linda M Cook Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 27, 2016

Pair programming is one of the core techniques of eXtreme Programming and has been shown to be effective for knowledge sharing as well as code quality, but it is a practice that is often not done 3

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The Way to No-Hotfix Deployment

Posted by Adam Pahlevi Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 11, 2016

Hot-fix redeployment is a waste at best, and often a source of further regression, Adam discusses some ready-to-use techniques that helped he and his team reduce the frequency of hot-fixing. 2

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Why We Fail to Change: Understanding Practices, Principles, and Values Is a Solution

Posted by Pawel Brodzinski Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 01, 2015

There’s no reward for being a Scrum or kanban shop if we are not delivering value to customers. We need to change our mindset, and focus on the principles that people follow and values they share. 1

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Q&A with Sandro Mancuso about The Software Craftsman

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Apr 25, 2015

The book The Software Craftsman contains stories, examples and practical advice for software developers and other project professionals to achieve technical excellence and customer satisfaction. 1

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Revisiting XP: be a thoughtful programmer by exercising more collective ownership

Posted by Tiago Romero Garcia Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 01, 2015

Frequently developers cause and face regular frustration often due to a lack of consideration for those who come after them. This article explores collective code ownership to address this. 2

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Introducing Pair Programming

Posted by Melinda Stelzer Jacobson Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 02, 2014

Pair programming can increase quality, velocity and even job satisfaction, and yet it is not a widely used practice today. Melinda shows how and why you should bring this practice into your team. 6

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Measuring and Improving Software Development Productivity

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Oct 31, 2014

The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies which help you to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development.

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Pair Painting

Posted by Victoria Morgan-Smith Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 27, 2014

Victoria goes it alone when painting her kitchen, with dubious results... Here she tells the lessons she learned and how they provide a perfect analogy for pair programming. 1

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