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Getting started with Want to succeed with #TDD ? Stop writing tests! @BurkHufnagel #TDD #DevNexus devnexus.com/presentations/…
We work with software that's way more complex than a simple shape like this. Reasonable people may see the same thing in different ways, based on their perspective! @BurkHufnagel #TDD #DevNexus
You have a goal that you share with me: you want delivering better code faster
... not *writing* code more quickly! @BurkHufnagel #TDD #DevNexus
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You surely know this. Just to make sure we are all aligned.

An agile transformation without working on the foundations, i.e. instituting technical excellence and introducing #XP practices, is just a pure waste of time, energy and truckloads of money 💰.

Right?
When not working on the technical practices, you will just do agile. Not be agile.
In the end you are just introducing a new process on top of cruft bringing no improvement whatsoever to the end result.
You won't deliver better value sooner.
You won't have more engaged employees.
I once explained an agile coach I didn't really work on the process level but that I concentrate more on the technical foundations required for being agile.
He didn't really like I associated process with agile coaching 😁.
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I'm only halfway through Bertrand Meyer's 2014 book, "Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly", but it's already proven its worth as a lucid, unrestrained appraisal of #Agile principles and methodologies. Here are a few passages that resonated with me...
"#XP's insistence that [pair programming] should be the absolute rule [...] makes little sense conceptually, as it neglects the role of programmer personality (some excellent developers like to concentrate alone and will resent having to be paired) [...]"
"Starting any significant software project (anything beyond a couple of months and a couple of developers) without taking the time to write some basic document defining core requirements is professional malpractice."
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