More thoughts on defects in an agile process

There are a lot of things to like about the Lean movement and the Toyota production system, but I worry that blanket application of their principles to software development may be misguided. Just as with other metaphors used to build a mental model, the metaphor of software development as a factory has big holes in …

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The Defect Black Market

Every now and then we have a discussion about bugs, whether and how they should be fixed, and the relative importance of each bug compared with key missing features. Solutions range from the naive to the overcomplicated, but at least nobody yet has suggested something like the following… The Defect Black Market – The Daily …

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In an agile process, what is a defect?

Our agile team is finding some things challenging. In particular deciding how to prioritise and work on “bugs” in the midst of a pool of prioritised and scheduled feature stories. “Agile In Action” has a nice summary of an approach to software development. Most agile practitioners won’t find anything to object to. AGILE IN ACTION: …

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