How would your Scrum team feel if asked to release on a Friday at 5 PM?
Mitch Lacey posed this question yesterday, and it really struck me.
I always assumed the team wouldn’t like a late Friday push because that meant someone will have to stay up late and/or over the weekend for production problems.
What is your confidence level in your code base?
One tool that helps is Test-Driven Development, covered in the Certified Scrum Developer workshop.
Quiz – See if you can or your dev team can answer these learning objectives from the class:
Test Driven Development (TDD)
- Explain test-first as a design and development approach and list three benefits.
- List at least three differences between “traditional” and “agile” testing.
- Explain the importance of refactoring in the TDD cycle.
- Describe at least three qualities of a good agile testing approach.
If not, you’re missing out on the part of the solution to the Friday 5 PM worry and risk.
You can find out the next dates for the CSD workshop here – https://rocketninesolutions.com/certified-scrum-developer-training/
Also, check out Paul’s popular TDD video that debunks the myth that “TDD slows us down” [YouTube link]