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    The Importance of Prioritizing and Sizing Your Backlog for Agile Planning

    September 18, 2013 Share
    Prioritized and Sized Backlog For agile planning to work, you must have a prioritized and sized (estimated) backlog. A prioritized backlog is simply a list of work that needs to get done that is ordered by priority. Essentially, the work at the top of the list is the most important and should be done first. In many cases, customers have a difficult time prioritizing lists of features, however, this makes the prioritized backlog even more important to produce. Another requirement of this backlog is that each of the items must be sized, which is another way of saying that the ...
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    You Want Me To Talk To Whom? DEVELOPERS?

    September 17, 2013 Share
    In a word, yes. It won’t be easy. You’ll need to learn new terminology. You’ll need to be patient. You’ll likely have to get a bunch of figures on your monitor. Why Collaborate? Why should testers and developers collaborate? It’s a perfectly legitimate question, particularly to those who’ve been in the software industry for a number of years and have seen the coming and going of any number of buzzword fads. Collaboration among members of a team producing software isn’t just a fad. The IT industry is finally moving away from stove piped, separated groups to a much healthier, more ...
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    3 plus 1 Awesome Features in TeamPulse You Probably Don’t Know About

    September 17, 2013 Share
    In the last release we made some major improvements in TeamPulse so it can provide smoother experience on mobile devices. Now it’s even easier to track your work from your iPad or your smartphone. TeamPulse on your tablet We have done a lot of performance and UX improvements for mobile device. As a result you now got a faster board and list view, better search, quick add and activity stream, and more. While you would experience those for yourself, we wanted to share with you some tips and tricks on how to make your life easier when working with TeamPulse ...
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    30 Days of TDD: Day Four – Making Your First Test Pass

    September 16, 2013 Share
    In the previous post I discussed the tools I will be using in this series; Visual Studio 2013 Preview as my development environment, NUnit as my unit testing framework and JustCode as my test runner. I also introduced a requirement and wrote my first test to capture that basics of that requirement. In this post I’ll demonstrate one of the most important concepts about TDD by writing just enough code to make the first test pass. I’ll then add more tests to introduce more functionality to our library.
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    How to Ensure You Are Doing Proper Acceptance Criteria Testing?

    September 16, 2013 Share
    The importance of requirements Requirements are the lifeblood of the project.  I need to establish first and foremost. Good, detailed requirements will carry the project team through to the end of a successful project more times than not.  And that’s a good thing because more projects actually fail than succeed.  However, weak or incomplete requirements will not – resulting in countless hours of rework, scope creep that can drive any project manager crazy trying to manage and maintain control over, and the potential for many change orders that will upset the most satisfied project customer quickly making them wish they had never brought their project needs to you in ...