Courtesy of a few hours delay from Ottawa to LaGuardia, I have some unexpected time to write a Quick Links.
I’m always explaining to clients the problems with traditional Test Automation approaches. With Why Test Automation Costs Too Much Elisabeth Hendrickson explains why Test Last will always fail. Now she just leaves the job of explaining what to do instead.
Derek Huether found an awesome Scrum Intro Video (by Hamid Shojaee, Founder and CEO of Axosoft) – its only 8 minutes long.
Odopod is an online sketch pad, I’ve not spent enough time playing yet but it has support for animation. Might be a great tool for users of Dan Roam’s “Unfolding the Napkin” and Dave Gray’s “Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers” (Caveat Emptor I only just discovered Dave’s book today and so haven’t read it yet).
Hiring for a Collaborative Team from Esther Derby has a great set of ideas. I would only add one I recently hear from Pascal Van Cauwenberghe in an email to the agile games list where he describes introducing a potential hire to his company by playing the XP game with them.
Caveat Emptor – if you buy any of the books after clicking on my link I get 4% of the price. In all likelihood that means I might be able to afford a coffee or two.