Clarify the fuzzy front end of project planning by focusing on the overall vision. In this column, Johanna Rothman says clear project vision helps everyone involved in the project move forward better and more smoothly than a detailed project schedule. She also explains how to write succinct project visions in three simple steps.
Joe Rainsberger, the publisher of JUnit Recipes, talks about his work with XP Day around the globe.
People have been automating software development, testing, and deployment processes since the stone age of software. The toolsmith of today shares a lot in common with these ancestral automation efforts. In this week's column, Danny Faught details how toolsmiths can learn by studying the computer subcultures of the past and present that are similar to their own.
In this article, the author focuses on key measurements that capture the true level of quality assurance so as to ensure your QA effort is progressing as planned.
What are the attributes of a good tester--of a great tester? As every test manager knows, identifying the right people for a test team can be a struggle. In this week's column, Fiona Charles describes the qualities of mind she looks for in testers, and the interview questions she asks candidates so that she can evaluate how they think.
Taking an lean-agile slant on metrics for configuration management, the authors focus on ways to measure the value CM and SCM adds to the project and product and how to measure flow and waste.
Steve Adolph talks about his research and finds some very interesting agile analogies in war fighting, traditional project success and cultures of success.
This unique podcast shares a conversation held between Bob Payne, Barg Upender, and David Kane as they discuss agile movie making. Take a minute to learn one of the exciting ways that agile can be utilized outside of its traditional mediums.
Need help entering the wonderful world of FitNesse? This article explains how to set up a FitNesse server for testing .NET code, writing basic tests, performing common tasks, saving time and effort with specialised test types, and tips and tricks for writing better tests and making test pages easier to read.
In this article, Michele Sliger discusses why sharing the vision with the project team is so important and how this knowledge helps the team in its delivery. With examples from Walt Disney and software development, Michele explains how bringing everyone together and getting team members on the same page allows for belief in and commitment to the project, which is a must for a successful outcome.