SPaMCAST 674 - Prioritization, Test Automation, Conversations and Essays


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In the essay today, prioritization requires a steady hand and consistency. The process for prioritization should have more in common with a well-oiled basketball or futbol team than five-year-olds playing soccer in the schoolyard. How the moving parts work together is a process, but in some circles, “process” is a dirty word.

On the conversation side, Jeremy Berriault brings his QA Corner to the cast. We discuss test automation plans and strategies in agile.

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This week, we dive into Chapter 4 of Project to Product titled Capturing Flow Metrics. (Amazon Affiliate Link). Why capture flow metrics? The four components of the flow distribution reflect the investment pattern within the value stream. That pattern is a direct reflection of the value delivered by an organization.

Catch up on previous installments:

Week 1: Foreword and Introduction -

Week 2: Age of Software -

Week 3: From Project to Product -

Week 4: Introducing The Flow Framework -

Week 5: Capturing Flow Metrics -


Next week another essay, perhaps even the promised Why Pragmatic Has Become Code For Half-assed. We will also have a visit from Susan Parente with her I Am Not A Scrumdamentalist column.

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