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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?

Read the review and quotes from The Journey to Enterprise Agility.

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.


*** Software Development Linkopedia ***


Web site: Elemental Selenium

Text: Welcome to Our Startup Where Everyone is 23 Years Old Because We Believe Old People Are Visually Displeasing and Out of Ideas

Text: Dear Product Roadmap, I’m Breaking Up with You

Text: JUnit 5 – Next Generation Testing on the JVM

Text: From Engineer to Manager: keeping your technical skills

Text: Using Equivalence Partitioning in Software Testing

Text: Six Ways Agile Can Mean Static

Text: Plain Language Is for Everyone, Even Experts

Text: Functional Testing Scenarios for Mobile Apps

Video: Delivering Unicorns

Video: Enterprise Wide Agility With Sociocracy 3.0 (S3)

Video: Winning with Flaky Test Automation

Video: We Are Agile. Now What?

Video: Automated Testing for Continuous Delivery Pipelines

Tools: Owl is a tool used for test results reporting and presentation.

Tools: xtUML.org provides comprehensive UML modeling, execution and translation capabilities

Find more interesting links on the software development tools, the software development articles or the software development videos websites.


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