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Life as a Service

First it was “Software as a Service”, pioneered by folks like Salesforce.com, back when the century was turning. ​Today, more and more of the things around us are becoming “as a service”. Safari Books Online is bringing us “technical...
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Yoda User Stories

The best way to avoid losing the benefit is to write benefit-driven stories. For this benefit, as a user role, this capability I need. The key is to lead with the benefit — since folks won’t forget to include the capability.Of course, Yoda phrasing gets...
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Principle Soup (yum!)

OK, I admit it, I’m a principle geek. In this topsy-turvy world, I cling to developer manifestos and self-help principles like flotsam and jetsam in a flood zone. The Agile Manifesto, the Scrum Guide, the Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship — all help me...
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