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The working agreement is perhaps the most important output of a self-organizing team. It defines how we operate as a well-functioning unit, and gives us permission to hold ourselves accountable to the pursuit of excellence.
As Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches, we are constantly on the lookout for signs of stress on our teams. It’s common to think of “stress” in negative terms, but in fact it’s not always a bad thing. Stress actually comes in two flavors, and one of them is essential to growth, happiness, and emotional well-being.
I've been doing regression testing for over 20 years, split about 50/50 between waterfall and Agile implementations. Regression testing has several characteristics, few of which are attractive no matter what framework you're in. It's a long, tedious, unpleasant process that no one really wants to do. And, as with all such processes, it is by definition prone to error (when was the last time you really put your best effort into something long, tedious, and unpleasant? When was the last time you realistically expected anyone else to?)