Tuesday 20 November 2007

XPDay 2007: The Secret Backlog: Behind Every Bug-Report is a User Story - Antony Marcano

  • Why not just capture acceptance tests directly from bug reports?
  • Take bugs and unexpected behaviours as prompts to talk to the customer.
  • Worked on a project for 9 months without a bug tracking system — just used acceptance tests.
  • Bugs focussed on ugly thing that system does; acceptance tests much more positive — aimed at user goals.
  • New features are easier to prioritise and nicer to work on than fixing bugs.
  • Quite often end up with new features in bug tracking system anyway…

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