Tour de France British Winners
2012 2013 2015
–Sir Dave Brailsford
“The whole principle came from the idea that if you broke down
everything you could think of that goes into riding a bike, and then
improved it by 1%, you will get a significant increase when you put
them all together”
Sleep posture is important for an athlete
The team replaced the
mattresses + pillows in
every hotel room the
riders stayed in
Release early, release often…
We want the lightbulb (the Product Owner’s feature) to get round our ‘race track’
in the shortest possible time, but not at any cost. We want to:
1. Get a functioning lightbulb round the track (scope)
2. In the shortest time possible (velocity)
3. Without sacrificing the time for subsequent lightbulbs to get round the track
Surprises normally slow us down
It’s better to move from up-next > blocked, rather than ready-for-test
Developer/Tester chat before up-next -> in-progress
is there any unclear terminology here?
is this a candidate for a smoke test?
does this rely on any 3rd party code?
is there any device-specific behaviour?
is there anything here that could be difficult to automate?