Episode 64: Interstate 40 East with Nick Muldoon

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Nick-CraigOn a road trip to Agile 2013 from Dallas to Nashville, Craig chats to Nick Muldoon while cruising in a Chevy Equinox eastbound on Interstate 40 between Memphis and Nashville. Nick is an Agile Coach at Twitter and formerly the Product manager for GreenHopper at Atlassian and whilst doing 65 miles an hour they chat about:

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Episode 75: Agile Expedition with Alan Bustamante

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alanbustamanteAt Agile 2013 in Nashville on a park bench, in a garden, near a waterfall that is ever present, Craig catches up with Alan Bustamante to talk about his Agile expedition. Along the way they chat about:

  • the enormity of the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville and the average weather outside
  • the use case approach in the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and how it set the scene for Scrum and Agile
  • bringing architects along for the Agile journey
  • an initial lure for Agile – “the pressure of letting the team down is greater than staying resistant”
  • Agile Cincinnati and the take up in Cincinatti and Colombus
  • the need to “get back to making work fun and building relationships”
  • Alan’s work at Seapine Software and “The Agile Expedition” book
  • Alan’s conference tip: make it a goal to meet at least one person and get to know them
  • Advice: “there are bigger…

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Episode 65: Becoming Agile… with Greg Smith

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GregSmithAt Agile 2013 in Nashville, TN, Craig catches up with his old friend Greg Smith (no relation), co-author of “Becoming Agile… In An Imperfect World” and Agile Coach at GS Solutions Group. Greg regularly assists Fortune 500 with their adoption of Agile and the quote of the podcast has to be “discipline or good software practices are proportionally inverse to how much money you make!”. Some of the topics of conversation were:

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Episode 63: The Lean-Agile Project with Al Shalloway

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alan_shallowayAt Agile 2013 in Nashville, TN, Craig talks to Al Shalloway from Net Objectives in the open space area (ironically in front of a waterfall) about his current areas of interest in the Lean Agile community. Al has been a leading voice in the Agile community for many years, is the author of many software development and Agile related books and is a SAFe Program Consultant as well as a co-founder of the Lean Software & Systems Consortium. The topics discussed include:

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Episode 62: Agile 2013 Days 3, 4 & 5

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Agile2013Craig continues his daily reports from Agile 2013 in Nashville with some observations on the sessions he attended on days 3, 4 and 5.

More in-depth notes will be available on Craig’s blog soon.

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Agile 2013: 7 Deadly Sins of Agile Software Test Automation

Agile2013_Speaker_bannerMy presentation from the Agile 2013 conference called “ 7 Deadly Sins of Agile Software Test Automation” is available on Slideshare.

Adrian Smith was unfortunately unable to join me to present this extended version of the talk that he has presented previously at Agile Australia and Fusion.

Automated software testing is a key enabler for teams wanting to build high quality software that can be progressively enhanced and continuously released. To ensure development practices are sustainable, automated testing must be treated as a first-class citizen and not all approaches are created equal. Some approaches can accumulate technical debt, cause duplication of effort and even team dysfunctions.

The seven deadly sins of automated software testing are a set of common anti-patterns that have been found to erode the value of automated testing resulting in long term maintenance issues and ultimately affecting the ability of development teams to respond to change and continuously deliver.

Taking the classic seven sins (Gluttony, Sloth, Lust, Envy, Rage, Pride, Greed) as they might be applied to test automation we will discuss how to identify each automated sin and more importantly provide guidance on recommended solutions and how to avoid them in the first place.

A full house for the talk, some really positive feedback and heaps of questions following the talk, so thanks to everyone who attended!

And here are the comments from the feedback cards that were handed in and nothing negative!:

  • Great speaker, am so glad I came here
  • Excellent slides, pictures
  • Very humorous – kept me awake!
  • Super content, gave me some great ideas to take back to my workplace. THANKYOU!
  • Great analogy, good tips / info
  • By far, the absolute best QA session I have attended this week. I wish my entire company could have heard this presentation. It was engaging, meaningful and practical information that I can take directly back to my colleagues. Well done!
  • Very good session, got a lot out of it – got some good direction, fun presentation
  • Best session I have attended! Great speaker delivering the content in a very entertaining manner
  • Excellent session! Craig is a great speaker, content was SO good! Nice I can go get preso and link to templates and materials
  • Pragmatic testing!! 🙂
  • Enjoyed the session, this will make me look for other opportunities (tools) for automation testing
  • Great speaker! Although new to testing sessions, I gained good insight from this session to put into use back at the business! 🙂
  • This was the most insightful and best talk I’ve attended thus far
  • Excellent session

Episode 61: Agile 2013 Day 2

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Agile2013Craig continues his daily reports from Agile 2013 in Nashville with some observations on the sessions he attended on day 2.

More in-depth notes will be available on Craig’s blog soon.

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Episode 60: Agile 2013 Day 1

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Agile2013Craig is in Nashville, Tennessee in the USA for the Agile 2013 conference,, and recaps the opening keynote as well as the day 1 sessions he attended.

More in-depth notes will be available on Craig’s blog soon.

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Episode 53: Merry Xmas Mumbles

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XmasIn this episode Tony, Craig and Renee once again meet in a dingy (and occasionally slightly noisy) cafe and discuss:

Quotes:

https://twitter.com/CFOAmerica/status/151739448269344768

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