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Offshoring Agile Testing

by ScottAmbler, 15 July 2013 | The Agile Blogosphere

Over the past few months I've had several people ask me whether it makes sense to offshore agile testing, and more importantly when it makes sense to do so.  So I thought I would share my thoughts on the subject: Focus on whole team testing.  The basic strategy is that agile teams should strive to do as much, if not all, of the testing themselves.  We call this whole team testing. ...
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Eliminating Waste Depends on Context

On Twitter one of the people that I follow recently tweeted in jest "I am waste".  He had been tweeting about the problem that people will often pay consultants...
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Agile Adoption Success Factors

In November 2011 Paul Gorans, the Accelerated Solution Delivery (ASD) practice lead in IBM GBS, and I ran an agile adoption survey.  The survey explored a range of issue, including...
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Collaborative DevOps

I recently recorded an audio podcast about Collaborative Development and Operations (DevOps) and how it relates to Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD).  The podcast is 17 minutes long...
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Disciplined Agile Delivery: An Introduction white paper

My new white paper, Disciplined Agile Delivery: An Introduction, is now available free of charge from IBM.com. The paper overviews the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) process framework,...
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Context Counts – Choose the right tools for the job

For some reason, it seems as if everyone's grandfather at one point in time recommended to use the right tools for the job.  That's practical wisdom from my point of view, one that...
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Lean Development Goverance Revised

by ScottAmbler, 31 January 2011
The Agile Blogosphere

I'm happy to announce that a revised version of the Lean Development Governance white paper which I co-wrote with Per Kroll is now available.  This version of the paper reflects our...
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The Agile 3C Rhythm

by ScottAmbler, 25 January 2011
The Agile Blogosphere

There is a distinct rhythm, or cadence, at different levels of the agile process. We call this the agile 3C rhythm, for coordinate, collaborate, and conclude (which is sometimes called...
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Agile Reality over Rhetoric

There is a fair bit of rhetoric surrounding agile methods, some of which we subscribe to and some of which we don't. We'd like to briefly examine the rhetoric which we've found to be...
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IBM Rational e-book: Agility@Scale

by ScottAmbler, 16 December 2010
The Agile Blogosphere

IBM Rational recently published an update to my Agility@Scale e-book, which can be downloaded free of charge.  The e-book is a 21 page, 2.3 meg PDF (sorry about the size, guess the...
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Agile and Independent Testing

by ScottAmbler, 9 November 2010
The Agile Blogosphere

When it comes to testing on agile projects it is common practice for agile teams to adopt a "whole team testing" approach where the team itself does its own testing.  To...
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Reworking the Agile Manifesto

by ScottAmbler, 1 November 2010
The Agile Blogosphere

I've recently been working with Mark Lines of UPMentors and we've had some interesting discussions around evolving the Agile Manifesto which I thought I would share here to obtain feedback. ...
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Agile and domain complexity

by ScottAmbler, 19 September 2010
The Agile Blogosphere

One of the scaling factors called out in the Agile Scaling Model (ASM) is domain complexity.  The general idea is that agile teams will find themselves in different situations where...
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