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JavaScript for Test-Driven Development: An Interview with Rob Myers
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Agile Institute founder Rob Myers sits down with Noel Wurst to discuss why he believes, and hopes, that JavaScript will be the language of choice for enterprise development. Rob shares with us why opinions on JavaScript have change, and why the language is a great fit for agile development.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
Why the BA Is Essential to Agile Development: An Interview with Steve Adolph
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Steve Adolph explains why the BA's role on an agile project cannot be overvalued, due to their immense communication and collaboration skills. Steve describes the best BAs as "boundary spanners" who know the importance of keeping everyone sitting together, and most importantly—talking.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
Agile-Enabled Continuous Improvement: An Interview with Bob Galen

Agile coach Bob Galen helps teams continuously improve and avoid getting stuck, complacent, or worse—regressing. By following some essential patterns, your team will learn how to spot the warning signs that lead to regression and ensure that everyone stays productive and happy.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
From One Expert to Another: Matt Barcomb

Janet Gregory and Matt Barcomb are presenting "Patterns for Team Collaboration: Toward Whole-team Quality" at the Agile Development Conference West 2013. In this interview, they discuss the value of patterns and the meaning of "whole-team quality."

Janet Gregory's picture Janet Gregory
Testing the Requirements of Collaboration: An Interview with Jeff "Cheezy" Morgan

Jeff "Cheezy" Morgan informed us in this interview that collaboration is king, and we should end the separation of development and testing, while putting everything under a single development umbrella. Jeff also looks beyond the benefits of collaboration and TDD and takes some stabs at the future.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
Enterprise Agility vs. Lean Delivery: An Interview with Mik Kersten

Mik Kersten recently sat down with us to discuss the challenges and the benefits that adopting lean's principles brings to projects of all sizes. While challenges will vary due to the size of the enterprises lean is being applied to, the goals—and hopefully the outcomes—remain the same.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
Agile Testing through Gaming: An Interview with Nate Oster

Nate Oster is giving two sessions at the upcoming STARCANADA 2013 that deal with empowering developers and testers through acceptance test-driven development. Oster's experience as an agile player-coach and working with test-first practices are detailed in this terrific interview.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
Tackling Challenges with Agile Teamwork: An Interview with Janet Gregory

Janet Gregory shared with us some of the wisdom she's gained through her decade of experience with building strong agile teams. After defining "agile testing" we discussed how to ensure it succeeds. Janet is giving two sessions at the 2013 STARCANADA conference in Toronto on April 9 and 10.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
Breaking the Testing Norms: An Interview with Fiona Charles
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We had the chance to sit down with Fiona Charles ahead of her session titled "Using Mindmaps to Develop a Test Strategy" that she'll be giving on April 11 at STARCANADA. Fiona shares with us some of the ways that mindmaps are able to break up the monotony and help create an organized strategy.
Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
From One Expert to Another: Dan Wellman

Steve Berczuk speaks with Dan Wellman about the agile practice of test-driven development (TDD), including prerequisites to instituting TDD, the technical and cultural challenges to using it, and some ideal (and not-so-ideal) contexts for it.

Steve Berczuk's picture Steve Berczuk

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