I recently gave a talk at NY Product Camp on the topic of “Agile Makes Product Owners Reactive”. It was very well received and there were several requests for the slides. After removing confidential information – here is the slideshare. Thank you New York Product Camp!
I got few requests to publish yesterday’sÂ post in a easy printable format. I have created a pdf which you can now download from here.
We have four teams successfully practicing the tenets of Agile software development. We release new products and enhancements every month and iterate every week to accomplish the goals of the release. We try to remind ourselves of the good behavior. Here is the list for all the major functionalities of an agile team. Customerâ€™s good [...]
Today, Court Cunningham and I met with Ken Schwaber over lunch. It was a casual lunch meeting where we talked about topics like critical process practices, agile process adoption, challenges faced by the software engineering community etc. Ken mentioned couple of interesting statistics. He mentioned that it has been his experience that only around 25% [...]
We have been enjoying great success applying Agility at work. In fact, we are trying to apply principles and practices of Agility to various departments within the company. However, when Felix Figuereo, a manager narrated his experience of applying principles of Agility for Bible study, I was thrilled. Here is his email: “My family and [...]
One of my old clients in New York city needs a hands-on XP coach consultant with prior experience in mentoring teams on test-driven development and refactoring. It is an hands-on coaching position for 3 months. There is no relocation or travel reimbursement. Works starts immediately. Requirements: * Strong TDD skills using Java in Eclipse * [...]
A major New York based dot-com organization has hired Instrumental Services for agile coaching and mentoring services. This successful dot-com organization creates and maintains online communities for ethnic audiences. It has more than 16 million users. Last week, I finished coaching one of the teams. Dennis Kwok, the project manager on the team, has nicely [...]
JUnit needs no introduction. Originally written by Kent Beck and Erich Gamma, the software is the preferred tool of choice for developer testing. Now, the team of Kent Beck and Erich Gamma is back again with a new version of JUnitÂ 4.0. I have written a quick reference guide for programmers and testers looking to migrate [...]
I have been helping this client since March of this year. Yesterday, they achieved a major milestone – production launch. I think it is ok to classify a system going live on budget, time and within scope as a success story. We all know about the last minute jobs and the ensuing stress, when the [...]
In response to my previous blog-entry, Dennis asked if the QA team was at fault. You could easily blame it on the QA team. However, you cannot expect the QA team to be the silver bullet of quality, especially if they are working downstream of the software cylce. I do not work at Microsoft and [...]