What Is Design Thinking? How Does It Relate to Agile?

What is Design Thinking? “Design Thinking” is becoming a hot buzz word and many companies want to jump on the Design Thinking bandwagon. However, I’m not sure that many people are really sure what it is and how it might relate to their existing development process. What Is Design Thinking? There are actually multiple definitions …

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Why Is Automated Regression Testing Important in Agile?

Why is automated regression testing important in an Agile environment? An Agile development approach can dramatically improve the quality of software, but it requires a very different approach to software testing. Here’s a previous blog post with more on why an Agile testing approach makes so much sense: What’s the Impact of Agile on Regression …

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Is UML Still Relevant Today? How Is it Used in an Agile Environment?

I’ve seen a lot of questions about Unified Modeling Language (UML) that center around “Is UML still relevant today?” and “How is it used in an Agile environment?”. I will try to address these questions in this blog post. What is UML? UML stands for “Unified Modeling Language”. Here is a definition of UML: ” …

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Kanban versus Scrum – Which Agile Approach Do You Prefer?

I recently saw an online question that asked the question “Which Agile approach do you prefer – Kanban or Scrum?”. I decided that it was worth a blog post because I’ve seen this question several times. There are a couple of things wrong with this question: It implies that Kanban and Scrum are interchangeable and …

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How Does Agile Testing Work and Why Does It Make So Much Sense?

Quality and reliability standards today for software are higher than ever and new approaches to software testing are essential to meet those goals. An Agile development approach provides a excellent approach to meet that challenge. How Is Traditional Software Testing Done? In a traditional software testing approach, a separate and independent QA organization normally does …

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