Monthly Archives: September 2012


Tedium or interest? The choice is yours.

During his excellent software craftsmanship session at Lean Agile Scotland, Sandro Mancuso made an analogy between software maintenance and gardening. A garden needs constant attention – lawns need cut; flower beds need weeded; old and diseased pl...
By |September 25th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

(Half) bake yourself an agile process

In his session at Lean Agile Scotland today, Matt Wynne drew a parallel between cargo cult adoption of agile and the Shu phase of Shu Ha Ri learning, and suggested that this might be OK as long as the adopters didn't get stuck there. I've been mul...
By |September 22nd, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can you really have too many tests?

I've been working with an old-school client who operates the classic dev team/test team model. The dev team has become test-infected over the past 5 years, writing all flavours of automated test, from unit through to full blown story tests, with J...
By |September 4th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments