Two Roads in a wood …

(I’m still on haitus from the Agile Jumped the shark. More soon. While I work on it …) From a recent post I made to the agile-testing list … I see two roads diverging in a wood … On one side, we have Frederick W. Taylor, with his goal of a stable, predictable, repeatable process. […]

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I’ve not been welll …

… And will probably continue to be sick. There’s more to come on Agile Jumping the Shark, but it’ll probably later in the weak. Still, in the interim, I wanted to share this. This is from a discussion I had with Cem Kaner a few weeks ago: (Consultant X) is wrong. I’m wrong. Bach is […]

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(Sidebar: Going Meta …)

Bob Martin actually wrote this three years ago: As I said before, going meta is a good thing. However, going meta requires experimental evidence. Unfortunately the industry has latched on to the word “Agile” and has begun to use it as a prefix that means “good”. This is very unfortunate, and discerning software professionals should […]

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Shark Jumpin’ – III

I made a posst to the Agile-Testing list a few months back about AgileCMMI; I thought it was worth repeating here: >In the long run should we have ‘agile CMM’? Ok. I’m going to take a stand here. The Agile Manifesto has an explicit value system – individuals and interactions over processes and tools, customer […]

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Shark Jumpin’ – II

Ben Edwards commented yesterday that in TV Shows, the characters age and the writers need to introduce new characters or plotlines to keep things interesting. Those things may make the show jump the Shark, argues Ben, but Agile has “just been around for a while and is gaining followers ad people, tired of the old […]

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Agile Jumped the Shark? – I

On Happy Days, there was an episode where Fonzie jumped a shark tank on his motorcycle. Many people consider that the “high water” mark of the show, and believed that once the show reached that pinnacle, it had no where to go but down. There is even a website, JumpTheShark.com, devoted to chronicalling when TV […]

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If you hate it, do more of it

I was talking to Tessa yesterday about the PMP certification, which I am not exactly a big fan of. She reminded me of the old adage ‘if you hate it, do more of it.’ In other words, if you have windows, learn dotNet. If you hate this Ruby/RailsNation thing, give it a try. If testing […]

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Coding Standards ?

This month’s Software Quality Professional claims on page 51 that: By having defined coding standards, developers trained in the use of the those standards are less likely to make certain coding errors. The one thing coding standards guarentee is consistency, and, arguably, readability. But less errors? I grant that in theory, coding standards can prevent […]

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