Command and Control Agile

Words convey meaning. They’re how we take the stuff deep in our brains and share it with others. They also self reinforce. David Levy says “not only do our attitudes and perceptions affect our use of language, but our use of language in turn influences our...

A rose by any other name

is probably something else. I’ve been reading some interesting emails concerning names in an Scrum environment. Backlog in particular seems to generate energy. Several valid points for change have been made. Backlog felt negative to one team, and they wanted to...

It Looks Good From Here

I went on a kayaking trip with some friends. We stopped and looked at the first rapid on the first river from the bridge. I distinctly remember saying, “It looks good from here.” And it did. What I didn’t see was around the corner. The river bed...

Developers Testing Software, Take 2

Charles Adams quantum6013ATcox.net had the following comments about developers testing software. In regard to “March 17, 2005 Blog Entry — Can Developers Test Software?” For me, your observations go back to the dynamic between verification and validation....

Can Developers Test Software?

The Pacific Northwest AYE Community members gathered on 3/6/2005 in Seattle. The group, split between developers and testers discussed the recent phenomenon of using developers to do testing. It Only Makes Sense After all, developers have always done some testing....