Off with a bang!

The two sessions I attended today were, for me, the best of the conference.  Storytest-Driven Development with Max Baumann and Gil Broza was the best overview of Fit that I’ve yet encountered.  And, Diana Larsen & Pollyanna Pixton were wonderful on Meeting the Agile Leadership Challenge.  Fit was a huge part of this conference.  Ward &…

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The most interesting conversations…

I ate dinner tonight with six other people from Seattle.  I knew all but one of them before coming to Denver.  Besides the keynote, I don’t think I’ve attended a single session with any of them.  It was a fantastic opportunity to recap the conference. It started with two of us and a fantastic wine:…

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Who is responsible for testing?

If I were to ask you, “Who is responsible for quality?” you’d likely answer, “Everyone.”  But, if I were to ask you, “Who is responsible for testing?” would your answer be the same? This afternoon I attended a tutorial session entitled Agile Testing for “Traditional” Testers and Agile Team Members hosted by Lisa Crispin and Anko…

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The Player Coach

Troy Frever of Aviarc (and a fellow member of the Seattle XP board) described his role of lead dev and XP coach as a “player coach.”  I immediately thought of Pete Rose.  But, upon reflection, I’m not sure Pete is a good metaphor. Sure Pete coached the Reds while he played first base, batted .365…

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Mugridge on Fit

How could I pass up the opportunity to hear Rick Mugridge talk about Expressing Business Rules in Fit? Um…  What is Fit?  And, who is Rick Mugridge? Fit is an open-source framework for the automation of acceptance tests.  And, Rick is a leading contributor to the Fit ecosystem.  He’s also an Associate Professor of Computer Science at…

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Agile 2005 Keynote

I’m blown away by the turnout for this conference!  They’re actually screening participants for a Kent Beck tutorial scheduled for Thursday.  I think all 675 attendees wanted to be there.  All of the sessions seem to be full. Brian Marick started the keynote with a show of hands: There are nearly as many testers at…

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Agile2005

I’m currently in Denver, attending Agile2005.  It looks to be a fantastic conference.  All the big guns are here, as are over 650 other attendees. With my newly acquired title and all, I thought it only fitting that I attend as many of the testing related sessions as possible.  But, there are so many tempting…

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