e-Talk Radio: Extreme Programming, 1 February 2001


Next week's guest: We're going to be talking to Bret Pettichord, who wrote "Testers and Developers Think Differently".  And when I first read it, I thought, "Hmmm, I wonder if they're really these different, evil twins?" Whether it's really one personality that has schizophrenia. But we're going to be talking to him about the difference between testers and developers, why or why not they should think differently. And I hope you'll join us for the rest of this series. We'll be having Tom DeMarco, we've recently lined up two absolutely phenomenal standards experts, Peter Voldner and Stan Magee, who are writing a book on standards. Now, it may turn you off. You might thing that ISO standards, "Gee, gosh, that's a boring topic." They're going to be talking about taming your process with standards. And really picking the ones that will help you in your processes in developing better software.

So I thank you for joining us today. I'd like to thank you for being part of this virtual interview with Kent Beck and Ward Cunningham. I'd like to thank you for the virtual call-in, in some cases. I'd like to thank Danny for phoning in. I'd like to thank our sponsor, StickyMinds.com, and I'd like to invite you to go to our Web site, www.qualityplustech.com, where we've got free articles, measurement information, and everything else you might want to see.

Have a wonderful week. I'll talk to you next week.

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Carol Dekkers's picture Carol Dekkers

Carol A. Dekkers is President of Quality Plus Technologies, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in creating peace of mind for companies who want to improve their software processes. Software measurement, software quality, process improvement, requirements, and software sizing (using function point analysis, as an example) are a few of the Quality Plus areas of specialization.

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