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Enabling technical agility: New Agile Software Engineering landing page

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Enabling technical agility: New Agile Software Engineering landing page

Enabling technical agility: New Agile Software Engineering landing page

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Hello, As you know, Built-in Quality is one of SAFe’s four core values. Without it, ‘scaling Agile’ by any means is a house of cards with no true agile foundation that will fall the first time users put weight on our big, new, important system. That’s why SAFe provides significant guidance around the current and evolving technical software engineering practices. One element of that is Ken Pugh’s Video Blog series on Agile Software Engineering.  In.

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Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: the rest of the Agile software engineering story

Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: the rest of the Agile software engineering story

SAFe Updates

Welcome back! In this final video in our series designed to jump-start your understanding of the core principles and practices of Agile software engineering (ASE), one of our Lean-Agile thought leaders, Ken Pugh, wraps up with some additional key concepts: Systems thinking—the big-picture view Kinds of testing  Continuous testing pipeline Separation of concerns Common design patterns  Methods for refactoring code Click on a topic below to check out any of the earlier videos in the.

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Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: implementing with quality

Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: implementing with quality

SAFe Updates

Good news! Here’s video 11 in our series designed to jump-start your understanding of the core principles and practices of Agile Software Engineering (ASE). In this installment, one of our Lean-Agile thought leaders, Ken Pugh, talks about test-driven design. As we learned in video seven, Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) is about the triad of customer, developer, and tester writing story tests from a point of view external to the application. Test-Driven Development (TDD) is about figuring.

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Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: building systems with design quality

Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: building systems with design quality

SAFe Updates

We’re back with video 10 in our series designed to jump-start your understanding of the core principles and practices of Agile software engineering (ASE). This time, one of our Lean-Agile thought leaders, Ken Pugh, talks about aspects of design quality that are critical for maintainability. Ken introduces Interface-Oriented Design by discussing one of the most important guiding principles—design to interfaces not implementations—from Design Patterns by Gamma et al. Next, he draws from another classic book.

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Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: building systems with code quality

Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: building systems with code quality

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Video nine in our series designed to jump-start your understanding of the core principles and practices of Agile software engineering (ASE) is all about code quality. Ken Pugh, one of our Lean-Agile thought leaders, shares wisdom about what makes good code and how to avoid some common pitfalls. The goal is maintainability—the ease with which you can go from the as-is to the to-be state.  So, what makes for easily maintainable code? Ken talks about.

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Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: communicating with models

Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: communicating with models

SAFe Updates

Welcome to video eight in our series designed to jump-start your understanding of the core principles and practices of Agile Software Engineering (ASE). In this vlog, Ken Pugh, one of our Lean-Agile thought leaders, talks about effective communication with models. Models create common understanding and alignment on what a system will do, primarily by providing a common vocabulary, overall architecture, and domain terminology. In this video, Ken introduces two kinds of models (static models and.

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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

SAFe Updates

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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