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WIP limits: choose your own adventure edition

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What are they? A limit on the amount of work that can be pulled into the team and most likely columns on your board that you use to manage your teams work. Why? The idea being that instead of work being pushed into the team as a when it comes…

Lenses of Quality

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tl:dr: Another way to think about what quality means to software development teams. A while back someone on twitter asked what does quality mean to you. To which I responded: https://twitter.com/JitGo/status/1010031582395224064 Which not…
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Junaid Valimulla: Are we nearly there yet?

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Guest post from Junaid Valimulla currently working as a Senior Test Engineer who is continually learning and honing his craft. I first met Junaid back in my Sony Ericssion days as a Test Analyst and was always impressed with his ability to pick…
A DevOps one liner

A DevOps one-liner?

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tl;dir You can try but you risk people either misinterpreting or making assumptions so you end up having to explain what you mean anyway. I was recently asked if I could explain what DevOps was to someone new to the software industry and…

In test column

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A colleague recently asked me why I think the in test column is a bad idea. So I had a quick search around and couldn't find anything specifically on the topic I decided to put some of my ideas down on why we shouldn't have one and instead to…

How to break the rules?

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Dan North gave a really interesting talk at last years GoTo Conference called How to break the rules. He takes Eliyahu Goldratt 4 steps of how technology is adopted which he presented in a series of lectures he gave on why people didn't take…