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Methods & Tools - October 2017
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*** Quote of the Month ***

Often our clients ask us “Which projects are not compatible with an Agile approach?” They are probably expecting us to reply that package implementations, mainframe technology, highly regulated industries or break/fix teams should not use Agile. But any project effort is compatible with using and iterative/incremental approach like Agile. What are not compatible are people. When people cannot adapt their own worldviews to some thing compatible with the Agile Manifesto, then failure may result. But it won’t be the technical situation or the business needs. It will be people.

Source: The Journey to Enterprise Agility - Systems Thinking and Organizational Legacy, Daryl Kulak & Hong Li, Springer Verlag

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The Journey to Enterprise Agility

If one of the first aim of Scrum was to break the silos between business analysis, development and testing, you can consider that improving the cooperation with the operation side of IT as the next frontier in this journey. What is the point to produce potentially shippable software increment in two weeks if your database administrator doesn’t want more than three new releases windows for the production database?

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Reference: The Journey to Enterprise Agility - Systems Thinking and Organizational Legacy, Daryl Kulak & Hong Li, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-54087-0

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This month, the Methods & Tools website is supported by Inflectra Software Testing & Project Management Tools, Software Testing Magazine and Scrum Expert. We thank them for their support.

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Video: Delivering Unicorns

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Video: Automated Testing for Continuous Delivery Pipelines

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