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  • The TDD Controversy - JAOO 2007

    TDD will ruin your architecture! When Jim Coplien said this in his presentation about Scrum and Architecture at the JAOO 2007 conference he really got people's attention. His statement sparked one of the most passionate debates at the conference. On Roy Osherove 's initiative we did an open-space...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 09-28-2007
  • Iterative Development Gone Wrong - The Mini-Waterfall Anti-Pattern

    One of the frequent mistakes in transitioning to agile development is to implement iterative development by doing consecutive "mini-waterfalls". No matter how iterative it might be, if you are relying on the "W"-word, you are still doing something wrong. When we postpone testing and...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 03-18-2007
  • Lean Principle Number 1 - Eliminate Waste

    The key principle in lean manufacturing is to eliminate waste. The Toyota Production System names seven major sources of waste. Mary and Tom Poppendieck list these in their book Lean Software Development - an Agile Toolkit (Addison-Wesley, 2003) with the translation to software development: The Seven...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 01-18-2007
  • Going Agile - Setting a Minimal Professional Standard

    Many agile processes are just that: Processes. However, one of the keys to success that is often overlooked is the technical project infrastructure, and the discipline and craftsmanship required by the team. While agile is lightweight it also sets the entry level for professional standards higher than...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 12-10-2006
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