Test Driven Development: Better but Slower?

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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A number of interesting findings in this article 1) Absolute Test Code Coverage isn’t a sufficient predictor of quality 2) Dev Org structure matters more than physical location/distribution 3) Density of Assertions is positively correlated with...

The Case for Lean Testing

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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Received from a colleague today who I’ve been coaching in some basic Test disciplines I think the biggest thing we need to do on this project is to change the culture so that the teams do run the unit tests and do the code reviews and have a better sense of not...

For Lean Thinking, Employ a Direct Marketer

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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Direct Marketing and Lean share an experimental method to drive improvement: iteratively testing proposals against Current Best Way Many years ago — long before I came near Software Development — I had a background in Direct Marketing. Let’s try that...

Software Colleagues: Does This Sound Familiar?

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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This is a brief blog, spurred by reading on a sunny Sunday afternoon in my garden. Take a read of this and tell me if it rings bells. I’ve obscured a couple of details. …the philosophy of the company was that many defects could only be detected by test...
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