How Do I Convince Software Engineers to Adopt TDD and BDD?

By Greg Tutunjian / July 8, 2020 /

This question was raised last night on the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) community forum. It’s a common refrain: How do we encourage people to break existing patterns and learn new things (especially when they’ve been successful for so long.) Here’s what I said: Senior engineers (and most people) need to recognize the value in adopting a…

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Military Training and Experience –> Agile Proficiency

By Greg Tutunjian / January 31, 2020 /

Hypothesis For the past 3+ years, I’ve been delivering pro bono Agile workshops for active and former servicemembers. My theory was that if you’ve succeeded in the military with Transparency, Collaboration, Communication, Teamwork, Goal Setting, Discipline, etc. you are an ideal candidate for an Agile Team where we emphasize transparency, collaboration, communication, teamwork, goal setting,…

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Set Piece Agile Will Sink You!

By Greg Tutunjian / November 20, 2019 /

Introduction   Organizations are increasingly “Going Agile” in a very stepwise fashion. Don’t fall into the trap of believing you can plan your adoption and maturation of Agile principles, practices and tools as if you’re using a chessboard. A commitment to Agile implies you’re ready for evolutionary change and supportive of emergence from the team-level…

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