Oct 26, 2014
SPaMCAST 313 features our essay on developing an initial backlog. Developing an initial backlog is an important step to get projects going and moving in the right direction. If a project does not start well, it is hard for it to end well. We will provide techniques to help you begin well!
The essay begins:
Many discussions of Agile techniques begin with the assumption that a backlog has magically appeared on the team’s door step. Anyone that has participated in any form of project, whether related to information technology, operations or physical engineering, knows that requirements don’t grow on trees. They need to be developed before a team can start to satisfy those requirements. There are three primary ways to gather requirements based on how information is elicited.
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SPaMCAST 314 features our interview with Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin. We discussed their new book More Agile Testing. Agile testing is evolving at the same rate as Agile or maybe faster! Testing is still critical for delivering business value. Buy and read the book this week before listening to the interview!
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