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  • Blog Post: Identifying your vertical story skeleton

    I’ve been leading an agile team for a while now, and I thought I would share some of the things we’ve learned. This one is about vertical slices, and learning how to do this has made the team more efficient and happier. To make this work you need a team that is cross-functional and has the skills to...
  • Blog Post: Individual Empowerment and agile...

    (Interestingly, I find myself writing more about agile and team stuff now that I'm not on a development team....) This is in response to a question about how you balance individual empowerment with the collaborative approach on a agile tem... *** Agile is all about the team, and being...
  • Blog Post: Project managers for agile teams...

    A recent question about skill requirements for project managers of agile teams led me to write this: In traditional project management, “project manager” means “person who is in charge”. In other words, that person makes the decisions, with varying degrees of depth (sometimes it’s high-level, sometimes...
  • Blog Post: Moving from "write no tests" to TDD

    There was a post on an internal alias about moving a team that has not been creating any developer-written tests to one that does TDD. I wrote a reply that I think may be of more general interest... Developers are fluent in code. I think any time you are talking to developers about engineering practices...
  • Blog Post: Unit testing through the UI

    One of my readers asked whether there were any UI unit testing tools. While I have seen some ASP.net tools like this, in general I'd expect that you would unit test a UI by making the UI a very thin layer (one that doesn't really need testing), and writing the unit tests to talk to the layer underneath...
  • Blog Post: xUnit.net...

    From Jim Newkirk, one of the original NUnit authors... xunit.net
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