Why I don't use bug tracking software

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Why I don't use bug tracking software

  1. 1. Why I don’t use bug tracking software….<br />Neil Johnson<br />
  2. 2. Working environment<br />Software as a Service<br />Services sold on their reliability and availability<br />Industry is still very young, continual innovation is essential<br />Teams are cross functional<br />All members responsible for design, implementation, deployment and maintenance<br />Easy access to Product Development/Business<br />
  3. 3. Our Righteous Agile Credentials<br />TDD<br />Pair Programming<br />Kanban<br />Effective Continuous Integration<br />Continuous Deployment to Staging (almost….)<br />Big information radiators<br />Daily stand ups<br />
  4. 4. On finding a bug<br />Fix it immediately<br />Fix it in the near future<br />Add it to a list and plan to fix it at some point<br />Ignore it<br />
  5. 5. So what does this mean?<br />We take minor bugs much more seriously<br />Forces us to fix bugs as we go<br />Place greater emphasis on not introducing them in the first place<br />We work hard on black box testing so that fixed, unrecorded bugs cannot return<br />
  6. 6. Why does this work for us?<br />Well specified APIs, no GUIs<br />Have good access to those specifying the product<br />Have good visibility over bug discovery<br />Manageable rate of bug discovery<br />Have the freedom toprioritisebugs over scheduled project work<br />Run a system that lends itself to system testing<br />Assume most bugs can be fixed in a few days<br />Continuity within the team<br />
  7. 7. This talk is not about bug tracking software<br />
  8. 8. This talk is about continuous process improvement<br />
  9. 9. Agile and Lean teams continually inspect and adapt their process. No aspect of that process should be considered safe.<br />
  10. 10. Get in touch<br />neil@fragile.org.uk<br />http://fragile.org.uk/2010/04/why-i-dont-use-bug-tracking-software/<br />@neilisfragile<br />

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