Agile in a Flash: Speed-Learning Agile Software Development by Jeff Langr, Tim Ottinger

By Jeff Langr, Tim Ottinger

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Successful stand-ups are short and to the point and generally follow the rules shown on this card. You actually do stand to help constrain the meetings to five to ten minutes. Beyond the rules we show here, create your own rules to help keep stand-ups lively but to the point. For example, some teams toss around a token indicating who has the floor. One team we met required newcomers to sing for the group (Jeff sang I Feel Pretty). Stand-ups are designed for the day-to-day team. It’s important that the team prevent others from derailing the focus of the meeting.

ATs are slow by definition. Download from Wow! com> 22 Acceptance Test Design Principles Well-designed acceptance tests are ➤ Abstract ➤ Bona fide ➤ Cohesive ➤ Decoupled ➤ Expressive ➤ Free of duplication ➤ Green Download from Wow! com> Card 22—A CCEPTANCE T EST D ESIGN P RINCIPLES T HE P LAN Acceptance tests (ATs) are as enduring and important an artifact as your code. Their proper design will minimize maintenance efforts. Abstract A test is readable as a document describing system behavior. Amplify your test’s essential elements, and bury its irrelevant details so that nontechnical staff can understand why it should pass.

Don’t over-commit. Team reflects and commits to improvements Iterations are opportunities for incremental change, whether to improve quality, throughput, morale, or any other process and team concerns. Run a retrospective! Everything else is implementation details, which are up to your team to determine. Download from Wow! com> 26 Communication-SMITH with Information Radiators Be Communication-SMITHS with information radiators that are ➤ Current ➤ Simple ➤ Minimal in number ➤ Influential ➤ Transient ➤ Highly visible ➤ Stark Download from Wow!

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