I just watched an interesting and entertaining talk about behavior-driven development (BDD or ATDD). Gojko Adzic – BDD: Busting the myths on Vimeo on Vimeo Well worth a look, particularly if you are worried that BDD or automated acceptance tests do not make sense, or are not helping your business.
A nice concise article with some good suggestions on how to build trust among a team: Pragmatic Agilist: On Trust.
I’ve certainly seen this in action. Confusion between the idea of a team, and the practice of a bunch of people “working together”. They are quite different things. thekua.com@work » What do you have more of?
Nice article from Jay Fields about the difference between a head-down, crank-out-whatever-I’m-asked-for hacker and a wiser developer who thinks to ask the business about the overall value and reason for the work. I have seen this very strongly in my work. However, and this is one of my pet rants, a major part of the …
can’t argue with this. The particularly important point is that the benefits of co-location are so valuable that they should justify a surprisingly high level of cost. Many employers seem to assume that co-location is only worthwhile if it is virtually free. AGILE IN ACTION: Distributing teams is a silly thing to do