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Getting to ELD: An Agile Journey (Part 1)

Dec 05, 2017 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

On June 30th, 2017, ISE Fleet Services registered a certified compliant ELD (Electronic Logging Device) with the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration). Our journey to reach this milestone was long and arduous... and was also a series of lessons in applying an Agile mindset. In this blog post, I share what I see as some of the key lessons from our journey.

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Looking Out for the Whole Enterprise

Nov 02, 2017 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

"Think Globally, Act Locally." I recall first hearing this phrase in my youth, applied to connecting our personal choices to environmental impact. I'm thinking about it today in the context of Agile teams: having the bigger picture in mind is an important piece of our overall success. I've seen this recently with several team interactions… 

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A Portfolio Approach to Test Automation

Oct 05, 2017 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

At what level should you automate tests? Unit test only? GUI-driven tests? Something else? In this blog post, I reflect on a recent experience with both pain and value, and how I am coming to imagine a portfolio approach to test automation. 

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How About a Retrospective... On Our Retrospectives?

Sep 07, 2017 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

Are our retrospectives valuable? Are our teams improving? These are two questions that come to mind when I think about comments or articles I've seen about resistance to retrospectives or the time spent in themI think we can learn a lot by conducting a retrospective… on our retrospectives. Through such a retrospective we seek learning by exploring the following questions:

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