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Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: creating a shared understanding with Behavior-Driven Development

Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: creating a shared understanding with Behavior-Driven Development

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Welcome back to our video series designed to jump-start your understanding of the core principles and practices of Agile software engineering. In this seventh installment, Lean-Agile thought leader Ken Pugh tackles the question of how to create a shared understanding of code behavior. Customers, developers, and testers think about behavior from multiple perspectives. So, how can you avoid problems that arise when people in this triad of roles think about behavior differently? Behavior-Driven Development (BDD).

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Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: scenarios of behavior

Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: scenarios of behavior

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Now for video six in our series designed to jump-start your understanding of the core practices and principles of Agile software engineering (ASE). Here, one of our Lean-Agile thought leaders, Ken Pugh, talks about discovering story details with scenarios. A scenario defines a system behavior from an external point of view. A story, a short description of a small piece of desired functionality, can have many scenarios. Watch as Ken breaks a story down into.

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Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: shift-left testing

Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: shift-left testing

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Here is the fifth video in our series designed to jump-start your understanding of the core practices and principles of Agile Software Engineering (ASE). In this installment, Lean-Agile thought leader Ken Pugh talks about the significant advantages of an ‘always-think-testing’ approach. By thinking about testing early in the development process (‘shifting testing left’), we can avoid the exponentially higher costs of finding defects late in the timeline from requirements definition to production. Shifting testing left.

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Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: testability

Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: testability

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Here’s video four in our series designed to jump-start your understanding of the core principles and practices of Agile Software Engineering (ASE). In this video, Ken Pugh, one of Lean-Agile thought leaders, talks about the principle of ‘testability.’ Testability is a key quality attribute of code. We want tests that are fast, repeatable, and that can be automated. To design the right tests, we need to consider context of the system (state) and identify the.

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Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: accelerating flow

Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: accelerating flow

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Video number three in our series designed to jump-start your understanding of the core practices and principles of Agile software engineering (ASE) is live—and all about flow. Flow is how we deliver value to the customer, and in the video, Lean-Agile thought leader Ken Pugh discusses how to accelerate flow in the Value Stream. The flow in delivering a feature to a customer involves several phases—decide to deliver the feature, analyze the feature’s requirements, design,.

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Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: Built-in Quality

Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: Built-in Quality

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Great news! We’ve launched the second video in our series designed to jump-start your understanding of the core practices and principles of Agile software engineering (ASE). Lean-Agile thought leader Ken Pugh discusses why and how to build in quality from the start. Namely, how to build the right thing and build the thing right using a test-first approach. Ken describes the two important concepts behind building the right thing. The first is the minimum marketable.

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New vlog series: Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise

New vlog series: Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise

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Using new skills, approaches, and technologies, organizations are delivering higher-quality software faster and more predictably. Scaled Agile’s new series of short videos will jump-start your understanding of the core practices and principles of Agile software engineering (ASE). Think of this video series as a guide to best practices in software development. Lean-Agile thought leader Ken Pugh will cover topics that align with the Agile Software Engineering course, offering a sneak peek into key elements including: .

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SAFe® for Architects is now live!

SAFe® for Architects is now live!

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After a very successful first teach in early March in Boulder, Colorado, we’re thrilled to announce that our latest course—SAFe® for Architects with SAFe® 4 Architect certification—is now live! Dealing with constantly shifting markets and digital disruption means quickly innovating to get high-quality solutions into customers’ hands faster and more predictably. To do that, architects have to be on board, or the business can’t execute on its vision and objectives. Architects are critical to successfully.

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Diving into the Lean Systems Engineering competency with a new toolkit

Diving into the Lean Systems Engineering competency with a new toolkit

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Gone are the days when companies had the luxury of long delivery cycles to get everything right. Now, organizations have to predictably and quickly get new functionality in customers’ hands, or risk not being able to adapt to changing markets. This is true for all businesses, including those building the world’s biggest and most complex systems. And they’re turning to Lean systems Engineering practices to take advantage of frequent product release cycles that provide fast.

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Want to ensure a successful SAFe journey? Get your architects on board.

Want to ensure a successful SAFe journey? Get your architects on board.

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Global markets and customer needs shift in the blink of an eye. Digital disruptors are invading your market. To survive, your organization must quickly innovate to get high-quality solutions into customers’ hands faster and more predictably. Maybe you’re headed toward those goals by adopting SAFe®, and maybe you have buy-in from leadership to embark on a SAFe journey. But if your architects aren’t on board, the business can’t execute on its vision and objectives. Architects.

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