Metrics Mislead!

Posted May 14, 2015 by Bill Wake in Anzeneering, Coaching

Metrics mislead! In complex domains like software development, metrics can’t capture everything important. Setting goals for metrics can make things worse.
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Fake and Mock Objects in Pictures

Posted February 13, 2015 by Bill Wake in Software Design, Test Driven Development

Interesting objects collaborate, but some collaborators are tricky to work with. When objects have awkward collaborators, test doubles (stub, fake, and mock objects) replace the collaborators to make testing easier.
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“As a Developer…” Is Not a User Story

Posted November 26, 2012 by Bill Wake in Extreme Programming

Look at these “user stories” I recently encountered: As a developer, I want to refactor the BarSplat module so that it has less duplication As a developer, I want to configure Jenkins so that we have continuous integration As a product owner, I want to have the stories estimated so that we can make a […]
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The INVEST Model for User Stories

Posted December 3, 2010 by Bill Wake in Agile Transition, Extreme Programming

Video Duration: 3:51 minutes When you're doing Lean or Agile development, writing effective user stories can be tough. The INVEST acronym can remind you of important attributes of great stories: Independent, Negotiable, Valuable, Estimable, Small, and Testable. Join Bill Wake, Senior Consultant for Industrial Logic, as he explains how an acronym can serve as a […]
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