Category Archives: Software Engineering

User Stories & Three Amigos

Ran across this story about the Three Amigos Strategy of Developing User Stories that looks interesting.  I’m definitely feeling the squishy requirements problem lately, though I’m not sure the Quality staffing levels I have at the moment will let me … Continue reading

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KPIs for a QA/QE team

It came to me in the middle of the brainstorming session. My boss asked for some help devising some Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for our team of Quality Engineers for the next year. We needed to define some metrics to … Continue reading

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Performance Tests vs. Pass/Fail

The source of many challenges my team faced while implementing, automating, and reporting performance test results was based on the differences between performance tests vs. the type of tests the rest of the organization was used to: the standard “Pass/Fail” … Continue reading

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Mixing LeanUX and Agile Development

One of the other BAALN members did a blogpost about the Mixing Lean UX and Agile Development talk by @chemphill : http://dwoodev.github.io/blog/2013/11/13/leanux-and-agile-magic-workflow-tonic/

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Another, more different, type of technical debt

It dawned on me this morning that I have lately been hitting a lot of technical debt, but of a different sort than I’m used to encountering. Technical debt is a metaphor that Ward Cunningham came up with to compare … Continue reading

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