A brilliant brainstorming technique – Edward Boches – explains how to improve brainstorming through silent listing. I’ve used this and related approach of working in pairs on a number of occasions. Both approaches are faster and seem to generate better results than traditional approaches.
People Know When First Impressions Are Accurate – apparently we know when we’re right.
Advantages of Limiting your WIP – Matt Wynne – from the archives, a story about the problems his team was having and how Limiting WIP held smooth out delivery.
Basic Story Testing Styles – Charles Bradley, examines a number of different ways of expressing Acceptance Criteria. He mentions five approaches: “Bullet Points; Test with…; Test that…; Given/When/Then; Specification By Example” giving pros and cons for each. Which style(s) do you use and why?
A day in the life of an acceptance tester – Cheezy of LeanDog fame helps see how he moved from acceptance criteria to code. A great place to start when you’re trying to get your head wrapped around ATDD.