The vision for IT service management has changed over the years. For a long time, ITIL was the standard, but ever since the famous Agile Manifesto was released in February 2001, many new methodologies have been created and successfully implemented.
Your product roadmap is a powerful tool for showing where you want to take your product and how you plan to achieve your goals. Creating an effective roadmap, however, is not an easy task, especially in an Agile environment where circumstances and ideas rapidly change.
Behavior Driven Development, also known as BDD, is a software development process that can be utilized to help your team deliver value and build more reliable software. As you may have guessed, BDD incorporates various aspects from Agile and lean practices, and more importantly, TDD and DDD.
Have you ever felt like you are so involved with your work that you are losing control of your personal life? Have you ever seen yourself delivering all your work right on time but then forget to pay a bill or buy your wife's birthday gift? Well, let me tell you: you are not alone! What you might not have considered is that, as an enthusiastic Agilist professional, the same good practices that you utilize with all your work can also be very helpful with your personal daily life. But how?
How many times have you come across a story that is ready for testing, but does not fit all the acceptance criteria? Did you know that a majority of cases are related to bad feature file writing? In this snippet, I am going to present some standards and tips on feature file writing. These tips will help prevent late and bad outcomes, as well as endorse software quality using techniques and approaches that will help the Agile team to accomplish a better outcome for the stories within the project.