Software Development is a Team Sport!

The intersection of agility and Visual Studio Team System...

July, 2005

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    Whoa!

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    This piece of software just crossed my keyboard: MindManager X5 Pro . I was already familiar with mind maps. Kent Beck uses them extensively. And, I’d seen similar software like The Brain . But, MindManager is so much more than just a mind mapping tool...
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    Off with a bang!

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    The two sessions I attended today were, for me, the best of the conference. Storytest-Driven Development with Max Baumann and Gil Broza was the best overview of Fit that I’ve yet encountered. And, Diana Larsen & Pollyanna Pixton were wonderful on...
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    The most interesting conversations...

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    I ate dinner tonight with six other people from Seattle. I knew all but one of them before coming to Denver. Besides the keynote, I don't think I've attended a single session with any of them. It was a fantastic opportunity to recap the conference. ...
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    Who is responsible for testing?

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    If I were to ask you, “Who is responsible for quality?” you’d likely answer, “Everyone.” But, if I were to ask you, “Who is responsible for testing?” would your answer be the same? This afternoon I attended a tutorial session entitled Agile Testing...
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    The Player Coach

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    Troy Frever of Aviarc (and a fellow member of the Seattle XP board) described his role of lead dev and XP coach as a “player coach.” I immediately thought of Pete Rose. But, upon reflection, I’m not sure Pete is a good metaphor. Sure Pete coached the...
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    Mugridge on Fit

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    How could I pass up the opportunity to hear Rick Mugridge talk about Expressing Business Rules in Fit? Um… What is Fit? And, who is Rick Mugridge? Fit is an open-source framework for the automation of acceptance tests. And, Rick is a leading contributor...
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    Agile 2005 Keynote

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    I’m blown away by the turnout for this conference! They’re actually screening participants for a Kent Beck tutorial scheduled for Thursday. I think all 675 attendees wanted to be there. All of the sessions seem to be full. Brian Marick started the...
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    Agile2005

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    I’m currently in Denver, attending Agile2005. It looks to be a fantastic conference. All the big guns are here, as are over 650 other attendees. With my newly acquired title and all, I thought it only fitting that I attend as many of the testing related...
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