Red Tape and Federated Users
The Agile Manifesto Principles: Reflect and Adjust Regularly
Background A client recently wanted to move several DevOps and scanning tools into the cloud, to which they were in the process of proving out and transitioning. We had a number of security scanning and static analysis tools, along with corresponding dashboards and a continuous integration server to orchestrate them. All of these tools were […]
Documentation in Agile
At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.
Collaborating with a Highly Distributed Team
Documentation in Agile is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the methodology. It is a common belief that those in an Agile workspace do not document or cannot fit documentation guidelines into the framework. This is (of course) false. When implemented correctly Documentation in Agile is not only possible, it thrives. To begin let’s […]
Roles and KSA’s of Agile
More than 75% of Americans work remotely at least once a week, 43% work remotely at least half time, and 20% work remotely full time. According to Gallup, that trend is only going to continue to grow. Working remotely has numerous benefits including increases in productivity, employee retention, and diversity. A study by Stanford University […]
Understanding the Scrum Master’s Role in Team Communication
When transitioning to Agile methodologies it can be easy to gloss over the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) required to compose a successful team. I’d like to cover the roles and KSA’s of typical Agile projects. This is not meant to be a strict guideline but rather a road map to inform your decision […]
The Agile Manifesto Principles: Collaborate Daily
A common misunderstanding among those new to agile is exactly what the role of the scrum master is on the team. I have often heard the phrases: “I didn’t sign up to be a scrum master; it’s not my job to talk to the product owner” or “I’m not the scrum master; I don’t like […]
3 Telltale Signs You’re Scaling Agile Too Quickly
If business people and developers—and testers—aren’t regularly communicating, development teams will never be able to deliver the value the business is looking for.
Coveros Conversations: Coaching
When an organization grows quickly, it puts stress on people, processes, and customers. Burnout happens, things fall through the cracks, and defects creep in. Unfortunately, many organizations try to scale agile too quickly, and that often leads to failure. Here are three of the telltale signs you’re scaling too fast.
On Wednesdays We Practice Correct Agile Testing
Training Manager Julie MacNaughton and Managing Consultant Jeff Pierce explore what an agile coach brings to a team in our next Coveros Conversation.
Although in recent years there has been an exponential increase in companies and development teams applying Agile methodologies, testing still seems to be lagging behind with most companies thinking they are doing Agile testing but in fact still using the waterfall method. Some of the biggest issues in Agile Testing were brought to light in […]