This article is intended for CIOs and Software Directors who have disfuntional development teams. These problems are described in the article and companies that are currently using Waterfall can see how their methodology is part of the reason these problems exist. The article further shows how the basic principles of Agile Methodology can address and even resolve these issues. This article will also help companies already using Agile areas to emphasize in order to resolve team issues. This is a non-technical article and emphasizes organizational issues common in software development.
Test automation can turn into a real pain in the neck if a designated team is in charge of it or if the automators work on it as a separate project. In this article, Lisa Crispin seconds Bob Jones’s recent call for whole-team test automation and elaborates on the dangers of relegating test automation to an isolated project rather than integrating it into the overall software development process.
We all like being in demand, feeling wanted, and being dependable. But, we forget that there is a thin line between being dependable and irreplaceable. The result is not only a loss of credibility but also a loss of opportunities