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  • Productivity

    Can’t Fit it all into a Sprint?

    Agile teams like short iterations because they help to ensure tight feedback cycles in order to reduce waste and minimize uncertainty. However, what if you can’t fit all the work required to implement a product backlog item in a 2 week sprint? For example, with more and more emphasis on design a considerable amount of work might be required for a designer to work with the product owner prior to any development effort investment. A similar question was asked of me during a web cast on Agile adoption: “... it’s a challenge to incorporate integration testing in a short 2-4 ...
  • People

    Come Join Us Hawaii

    Technorati Tags: Speaking,.NET,TDD,BDD,WPF,Mocking,Agile,Scrum,Unit Testing I’m getting ready to kick off a crazy month of speaking.  I start Friday, April 1 in lovely Honolulu, HI with 4 talks at the Honolulu SQL (and .NET) Saturday.  I will be presenting: Windows Presentation Foundation for Developers Lessons Learned: Being Agile in a Waterfall Enterprise Introduction to Test Driven Development Mocks, Stubs, and Dependency Injection, Oh My! For more information, you can check out the conference at this link: Chris Eargle will also be there, presenting: Code Like a Ninja: Enhance Your Productivity Secrets of a .NET Ninja What’s New in ASP.NET MVC3: Building Nerd Dinner I...
    March 29, 2011
  • Productivity Testing

    Resolving Compatibility Issue Between JustCode and MSpec

    [Cross posted from] Telerik’s JustCode natively supports several test runners, including MSpec. This is great - the JustCode product team has taken on the responsibility to make sure the test runner works with the test frameworks, letting the framework developers focus on building even more awesome frameworks! Occasionally, this can cause an issue, though, as we just discovered here at CodeMash. The latest rev of MSpec introduced breaking changes in the JustCode test runner. While the team is hard at work updating the test runner to be compatible with the latest api, the work around is very simple. Simply change the Copy...
    January 14, 2011
  • Productivity

    Personas Help Drive Requirements.. Really!

    Look familiar? Yup, that’s right – this is a UML Use Case Diagram. This particular, and rather over simplistic, one depicts a few different UML Actors associating with Use Cases.
    January 14, 2011
  • Productivity

    Predictions for 2011

    Last year I made 14 predictions on what I thought might transpire in the world of technology in 2010. So, what do I think is in store for us in 2011? Here is goes… 1. The Kanban Influence: Last year I predicted that Lean Software Engineering will become a first class citizen. I was wrong; however, some Lean principles have been emerging in the form of Kanban. David Anderson is absolutely pioneering this wave, and I believe that the influence of Kanban will make its way deeper into the world of agile software development this year. More and ...
    December 30, 2010