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No Engineering Practices

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No Engineering Practices


1. Smells

  • Technical Debt is accumulating
  • Dis-agreements break out over formatting etc.
  • Code is never reviewed.
  • No one knows if the build is currently working.


2. Discussion


The team is in the dark about the state of their code.


3. Causes

  • Adoption of Scrum without a team member experienced in agile practices and without guidance from an experienced instructor
  • ...


4. Consequences


5. Prevention


6. Example Remedies

  • Agree on team standards for code formatting, variable naming etc.
  • Do pair programming
  • Do code reviews for code not written in pairs
  • Start doing Test Driven Development
  • Set up a Continous Integration machine


7. Case Studies


Credit: this is based on material from the personal experience of Mark Levison

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