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Ultimate Guide to Reducing the Amount of Defects and other Waste in your Product

What’s a defect? I like this definition.

A defect is anything that threatens the value of the product.

Before we start, let’s agree that:

  1. we don’t want to defects that threaten the value of our product…
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Software Development

Ultimate guide to use metrics to distract your teams and destroy your company

I have had a lot of conversations, with agile people and not, around the topic of measuring success of an agile team. I have heard all sorts of metrics thrown around, from velocity, throughput, number of bugs or lack thereof, and so on. 353 more words

Agile Software Development

A short report on my agile experimental talk

Last week I asked the community for help on designing an agile talk rather than a talk on agile .

If you don’t want to read the full article here’s the TLDR: Can we embed the agile values in the format of a beginners talk so that people will learn by breathing them rather than hearing about them? 729 more words

Lean Software Development

Testers: what's your strategy in a continuous delivery context?

In my last stint as a tester from October 2012 to Jan 2014, I helped my organisation at that time moving from delivering once every month, to delivering multiple times a day. 415 more words

Agile Software Development

What you are measuring is wrong, let me tell you why

There is one measurement that is commonly accepted when examining the effectiveness of delivery teams. Lead Time.

This is a definition from Wikipiedia.

A lead time is the latency between the initiation and execution of a process.

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Agile Software Development

3 Simple Steps to Help Overloaded Teams

It was a wet and dark morning in Dublin when I sat with team X for the first time.

I had been told: “Gus, these guys are struggling, they really need your help. 844 more words

Agile Software Development

Breaking the waves

We were in painful position with a lot of reported bugs and lot of unhappiness among, well among everybody. I was reading the book Implementing Lean Software Development (Poppendieck & Poppendieck, 2006) and got a lot of ideas and inspiration to implement a better way of working. 723 more words

Bug Handling