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[From the Archives] Story Points as Spicy-ness; Using RSP to estimate Story Points

I‘ve been blogging about Scrum and Agile software development since 2005, and you can find my older work on my personal website. Some of the material has proven to be very popular over the years. So, in an effort to share this the material with a wider audience I’ve decided to start a series featuring […]

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The benefits of Test Driven Development: Why TDD? (part 3)

If you have already read the previous two posts on Test Driven Development (TDD), you should probably do so before continuing (part 1, and part 2). I’ll wait here until you’ve read them. Okay, so assuming that you’ve read part 1 and part 2, you’ll know that I don’t have an issue with TDD. Rather, […]

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The benefits of Test Driven Development (part 2)

[Update: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3] In part 1 of this three part series I looked at the evidence supporting Test Driven Development (TDD). In summary of that article, the use of TDD coincides with a decrease in defects but other claims on the benefits of TDD are not supported by the data. […]

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The benefits of TDD are neither clear nor are they immediately apparent

[Update: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3] Let me be begin this tale at the end, and then go back to the beginning. From personal experience Test driven development (TDD) is still a preferred technical practice. It has many advantages, not the least of which is the focus on a holistic definition of quality, […]

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