A Product Owner read up.

A small reading covering the role of the Product Owner in agile teams. What does the theory says about the Product Owner’s role? The Product Owner is responsible for maximizing the value of the product and the work of the Development Team. How this is done may vary widely across organizations, Scr... [More]

Testing in one week sprints, hierarchy backlog items and test coverage.

One week sprints are great and bring big benefits to you team and product. The artifacts that are in your system will be; the backlog with nice small backlog. That small that they can be realized in the one week sprint. your sprint will contain a test plan for the sprint, with related product ba... [More]

6 Testing with Visual Studio 2012 Agile TMap _ The QUALITY A-Z Roadshow

The QUALITY A-Z Roadshow: A full day overview, with demo’s and real world experiences of all the testing capabilities of Microsoft Visual Studio and needed testing practices. 1: Keynote: The Value of Quality 2: Test Planning 3: Test Specification and Execution 4: Test Controlling ... [More]

10. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – the Definition of Done

Are we done? When this is unclear the team will do too less or too much. Both are bad. The Definition of Done helps to define when you are done, the same as a master test plan helps to define the test levels. A good definition of done specific for your team and project will definitely help knowing w... [More]

08. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – Write Logical Acceptance Tests

During release planning meeting. Capture acceptance criteria and immediately add the as logical test cases to the PBI. It will help the team to understand, clarify the discussion and more important for this topic, it helps testers be involved, and be important at the early stages of the software cyc... [More]

07. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – Risk and Business driven Tests

I really like the mindset “no risk, no test”. So, when there isn’t any business risk, there aren't any tests and is it easy to fit testing in a sprint. More realistic do a good risk analysis on your product backlog items before start writing thousands of tests. Also in scrum is risk an important att... [More]

06. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – PBI Implementation Sequence

A challenge in getting testing done in a sprint is the fact that the software (PBI) isn’t ready to be tested till implementation/ coding is done.  How To. Work on completing each item in the sprint backlog and finish one item after another, see task boards below. BAD -- Not able to s... [More]

04. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – Undone Backlog Item

A tip straight from the previous Scrum Guide (The guide updated and the undone TIP is removed, read The 2011 Scrum Guide – A Lot of Changes! ). But, the TIP still works, although it isn’t an ‘official’ tip anymore… Undone End to End Testing End to end testing, is not an agile specific testing pra... [More]

TFS11 Scrum board update remaining work without opening the work item…

Very nice MSFT added the capability to update the remaining hours without having to open the work item. and even more nice it has some intelligence behind the drop down, because it populates the dropdown list with values in range.

TFS11 on Azure January 2012 update – request feedback

The latest update on TFS ( see: Team Foundation Service Planned Maintenance Tues Jan 17th ), fixed an issue with builds, they look stable again. And my Azure build service executes them happy. Now its time to expand this scenario with test controllers and test agents for automatic test execution and... [More]