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Posts Tagged ‘Agile’


Unicorn Series–Automated Testing

Headline: The only real way to be Agile is if you have healthy automated testing. (See Unicorn Series Overview for other topics.) Results Let’s start with some results of the practices described here: Quality: Customer reported bugs range from 1 to 10 per year, despite thousands of users Cost: There is no dedicated testing team […]

Unicorn Series Overview

Headline: All the modern software development practices really do make significant business impact. Contents Automated Testing Disclaimer: As usual, there is not information in this series that would be considered proprietary information for C&C Reservoirs. This is the overview and index for a series on software development practices the team I’m leading has been using […]

My Daily Scrum Routine

Headline: This describes my daily routine as I participate on a virtual team scattered about the globe as we work on a project using the Scrum template. The Situation Currently I’m working with a team where no two people are in the same time zone! We’re using Visual Studio Online (VSO) with the Scrum process […]

Related Work Items to Reinforce Good Process

Headline: Always associate related work items to your changesets upon check-in. This post shows an easy way to do that using a Query that also reinforces the process. Scrum Sprint Board Overview Most projects I work on with Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server use the Scrum process template. I also do some work using […]

Super-sonic Software Development

What happens when you can develop software faster than you can describe what you want it to do? I think the best analogy is a sonic boom or moving faster than the speed of sound. Agile Development Practices I’m a big believer in agile software development practices. For that matter, not restricted to software… agile […]