Scrumfall: The Fall of Scrum
In his book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, Jeff Sutherland introduces us to the idea and origins of Scrum. He brings us to a time when he was serving as a pilot in the air force during the Vietnam war. They had a clear directive - OODA: observe, orient, decide and act.
JPA Pitfalls: Relationship Mapping
This article is part of the JPA Pitfalls series, and our first topic of discussion is some common JPA relationship mapping pitfalls. JPA makes it really easy to do things the wrong way, and makes it really unintuitive to do things right.
Mocks - Fake it ‘till you make it?
To mock or not to mock - why is this discussion even on the table? Somehow it’s a complete no-brainer that the answer is a straightforward ‘yes’ since developers need to remove all dependencies and use mocking frameworks to write reliable, repeatable tests yielding consistent outcomes.
Eliciting, estimating, and prioritizing an epic backlog to deliver value
Working on projects in the “Complex-Chaotic” quadrant intersection of the Cynefin diagram, where today’s projects are mostly found, can be quite challenging. Trying to gather every valuable input, feedback, and requirement from a stakeholder group that is large and dispersed, lacking in communication and collaboration between its representatives, product or feature owners, and not having a single point of decision making, can easily discourage and demotivate.
A QA Engineer - Jack of all trades?
There are many examples of a QA stepping out of their comfort zone and doing things that, in most cases, shouldn't even be on their plates. This article aims to go through some of the roles or situations you might encounter on your project and hopefully help you better understand and identify those situations.
People of Symphony starring Ratko Dodevski: The journey from QA to DevOps, one challenge at a time
We bring you the story of Ratko Dodevski, Staff DevOps Engineer at the Skopje engineering hub. His impressive 11-year-long path of discovering different fields and roles resides in his one true passion - technology.