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One of the top reasons that Scrum teams fail to achieve hyper-productivity is because they haven’t implemented strong software engineering practices. Practices such as continuous integration, test-driven development, and constant refactoring are essential tools for any Scrum developer, no matter what language they develop in. Why do these software engineering practices really matter? Let’s look at some common problems on software development teams and how the appropriate software engineering practice can solve them.
Problem: Different teams, or even different people on the same team, work on code independently… Click to continue »
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This post was contributed by ASPE, Inc. instructor Jill E Richards.
Have you ever tried to answer this question: “What exactly is it that you do for a living?” It’s a question I’m asked often, especially when my parents are venturing off to their annual commute to the south to avoid the harsh winter weather of the north. My mother asks me this every year. “Can you please tell me what you do, so I can tell my friends when they ask?” I always chuckle, and then try my best to explain it. It’s not an easy occupation to describe. Or perhaps you are like many Business Analysts attending our training courses these days, where you and your boss aren’t sure what you should be doing?
Ok, so what do we do, exactly? Click to continue »