– Jeffrey Schwartz, Pablo Gaito, and Doug Lennick team up to write about understanding the mechanics of change through the lens of neuroscience. As many of you will know this is topic near to my heart.
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.
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