Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hope Driven Development

In a recent group conversation at the AgileCoachCamp 2010 NC we were discussing how we convince developers that Agile testing techniques like TDD were good ideas. During this conversation it was apparent that the lack of testing was acceptable to some developers. How could they justify not testing, did they just hope that defects would not materialize? Perhaps they hoped that any defects would be mild. Hope should not be a strategy for delivering value and quality. This quickly led to remarks that the approach of delivering non or under-tested software was akin to HDD (Hope Driven Development).

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