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Story Point Mapping with Hours – Key Ingredient to Burnouts?

TweetThis is based on a true story of a project I was involved in and that was also the first ever Agile projects I worked on. As I came from straight from waterfall background and didn’t have enough Agile experience,

Posted in Agile, Estimation

When BDD (Behaviour Driven Development) may not work?

TweetFor quite some time there have been talks on using BDD in order to have: Better collaboration between Business Analysts (BAs), developers and testers. A common domain language for functional testing and for defining functional acceptance criteria, which everybody in

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Posted in Agile, Agile Testing, Testing

Story Mapping and/vs Process Maps

TweetOne of the key philosophies of Agile software development is to have information radiators visible on the wall so that the progress of the team as well as what team currently is working on gets clearly visible to anybody who

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Posted in Agile, Estimation, Scrum, User Story

Agile Offshore: Why Distributed Demo / Showcase is so Important?

TweetDemo is an integral and important part of Scrum ceremonies. Important because that’s the whole point of being Agile. You get early feedback from Product Owner and stakeholders and fine-tune the product if required. Also this is sometimes the only

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Developer First Test Automation

TweetWaterfall made a clear demarcation between developers and testers. While moving from waterfall to Agile, both development and testing has to be grinded in a way that you can’t separate from testing activity from development. People in Agile projects are

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Posted in Agile, Agile Testing

Dev Box Testing : Reduce Your Bug Life Cycle

TweetThe idea of dev-box testing is simple but very effective. Let’s take an example of a development cycle: Developer implements the functionality along with unit and integration tests and when she’s satisfied she commits the source code in the source

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Agile Offshore : Business Analyst – Complementing the Role of Product Owner

TweetLet’s take a scenario. You have a product owner at distributed location but somehow he is not able to provide sufficient time to distributed team. Because of that team doesn’t get enough understanding of user-story. Does it sound familiar? Mostly it’s about

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Posted in Agile, Distributed Agile

Enterprise Agile – Are we trying to solve the right problem?

TweetImplementing Agile in a big enterprise is not an easy task. The metaphor I sometimes use for big enterprise is to compare it with Elephant. It’s very easy for a small living being to move and maneuver. However when it

Posted in Agile

Custom maven plugin development – plugin execution not covered by lifecycle configuration

TweetYou are creating a custom maven plugin, everything works but when it comes to using it in a maven module inside Eclipse, m2eclipse plugin cries with message – “plugin execution not covered by lifecycle configuration”. Now one could find a

Posted in Eclipse, Java, Maven, QuickTip

xml-utilities Library Available on Maven Central Repository

Tweetxml-utilities (High level XML Java Utilities APIs) library is now available at Maven Central repository. Current stable version is 1.0.1. If you want to use these APIs in your project, use following dependency: To know more about the library, please

Posted in github, Java, Maven, opensource
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