The Business Value of Test-Driven Development

Whether you are a software company selling your application, or you are using software to help run critical functions of your business, the goal of a software application is to provide measurable business results. During the development of a software application we often hear the engineers discussing terms such as test-driven development (TDD), unit tests… Read More

Scrum Ceremonies: The Blueprint to a Highly Effective Sprint

Find me on: LinkedIn  Some meetings are necessary. Others…aren’t. You’ve probably attended both kinds of meetings at one time or another – eagerly participating in the former and suffering through the latter. Yet even effective meetings often devolve into repetition, circular discussion, and chit-chat. Scrum ceremonies were designed to avoid all that. Since a Scrum… Read More

Agile Epic vs. User Story: What’s the Difference?

Find me on: LinkedIn User stories are a fundamental component of any agile development. They are lightweight requirements that represent new functionality that delivers value to business stakeholders; including end users. They’re the building blocks that get prioritized on the product backlog and brought into sprints, and they focus the development team on providing business value…. Read More