Methods & Tools - February 2017
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Last Articles Published on Methods & Tools Website
Agile Transformation Failure - Understanding Management Debt In many cases, Agile transformations seem to be doomed to failure before they begin. This article looks at one of the key causes of why Agile transformations fail in many organizations.
doctest - Light Open Source C++ Testing Framework for Unit Tests doctest is a fully open source light and feature-rich C++98 / C++11 single-header testing framework for unit tests and TDD.
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One of the most important expectations to set early on is about involvement in the process. Many project stakeholders accustomed to traditional-style development view their role in a software development project as akin to dropping a car off for service: You tell someone what you need done and come back at appointed time to pick up the finished work. Stakeholders, especially anyone in a product owner role, will need to understand that this is not the right way to build software-intensive products.
Source: Succeeding with Agile, Mike Cohn, Addison-Wesley
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Make Them Grow
There might exist some lonely standalone software developers that create software without any other person involved, but my guess is that there are not many of them. Communication is an essential skill in software development, testing and project management… and life. As feedback is a key communication tool, I was therefore very interested when I stumble on this book about feedback written by an Agile coach.
Read the review and quotes from Make Them Grow.
Reference: Make Them Grow by Giving Feedback People Apply, Michal Nowostawski, CreateSpace, ISBN-13: 978-1539744153
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