Dec 16, 2018
SPaMCAST 525 continues our conversation about story points. Many teams find that story points are only a partially useful tool to facilitate the flow of work within a team. Today we will highlight a behavioral fix and talk RATS.
We will also have a visit from Jeremy Berriault with a discussion from the QA Corner. Jeremey and I talked about how the concept of a minimum viable product (MVP) impacts testing. Check out Mr. Berriault’s blog at https://qacorner.blog/
Re-Read Saturday News
We are re-reading Bad Blood, Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou (published by Alfred A. Knopf, 2018 – Buy a copy and read along). Chapter 10 focuses on what when Hollywood makes a movie from Bad Blood will be a titanic battle between the indomitable Elizabeth and a career military officer, but what is really a struggle between right and wrong.
SPaMCAST 526 will feature an interview with Freddie Clark. Mr. Clark is a tester and Scrum Master by day and video game entrepreneur in the evening. We had a fun conversation about using Scrum in both environments, highlighting where they are the same and where they differ. Note: Freddie and I work together in our day jobs --I think the knowledge we have of each other helped the interview look more deeply at certain issues rather than keeping the discussion at surface levels.