Lean Coffee vs Open Space – 1×04

Fresh off the episode about Dot Voting (1×03), Chuck compares two popular meeting facilitation techniques in agile: lean coffee and open space. Lean Coffee is well suited for a small group of participants, who use a Kanban backlog and dot voting to work through a list of discussion topics. Open space has similar goals, but […]

Read More Lean Coffee vs Open Space – 1×04

Dot Voting – 1×03

Chuck talks about the multi-voting technique called dot voting, which is popular in agile practice. Dot voting gives participants a fixed number of votes to cast among several items, and thus allows them to show interest in multiple proposals. He also talks about avoiding pitfalls to make sure you get meaningful results. Next time, we will apply dot voting […]

Read More Dot Voting – 1×03

Mutation Testing – 1×02

In this episode, Chuck talks about mutation testing: what it is, how it fits into your testing strategy, and how to accomplish it manually. In brief, mutation testing is the practice of making modifications to your code to ensure that tests fail. If tests don’t fail, it points to the possibility that your test suite […]

Read More Mutation Testing – 1×02

Scrum in Simple English – 1×01

  In this inaugural episode, Chuck gives a 5-minute overview of Scrum in Simple English. The idea for this episode came from a statement by Lyssa Adkins of Coaching Agile Teams fame, who says a coach should be able to explain the methodology in 5 minutes. Simple English is an expansion of Charles Ogden’s attempt to […]

Read More Scrum in Simple English – 1×01