Jun 22, 2014
SPaMCAST 295 features our essay on Test Driven Development (TDD). TDD is an approach to development in which you write a test that proves the piece of work you are working on, and then write the code required to pass the test. You then refactor that code to eliminate duplication and any overlap, then repeat until all of the work is completed. Philosophically, Agile practitioners see TDD as a tool either to improve requirements and design (specification) or to improve the quality of the code. This is similar to the distinction between verification (are you doing the right thing) and validation (are you doing the thing right).
We also have a new entry from the Software Sensei, Kim Pries. Kim addresses cognitive load theory. Cognitive load theory helps explain how learning and change occur at personnel, team and organizational levels.
Next week we will feature our interview with Jeff Dalton. Jeff and I talked about making Agile resilient. Jeff posits that the CMMI can be used to strengthen and reinforce Agile. This is an important interview for organizations that are considering scaled Agile frameworks.
Upcoming DCG Webinars:
July 24 11:30 EDT - The Impact of Cognitive Bias On Teams
Check these out at www.davidconsultinggroup.com
I will be attending Agile 2014 in Orlando, July 28 through August 1, 2014. It would be great to get together with SPaMCAST listeners, let me know if you are attending. http://agile2014.agilealliance.org/
I will be presenting at the International Conference on Software Quality and Test Management in San Diego, CA on October 1
I will be presenting at the North East Quality Council 60th Conference October 21st and 22nd in Springfield, MA.
More on all of these great events in the near future! I look forward to seeing all SPaMCAST readers and listeners that attend these great events!
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