|Working on a book: Driving Software Projects with Examples
||25 Sep 04
Brian Marick posted this to agile-testing.
I’ve started work on a book, tentatively titled _Driving Projects
with Examples: a Handbook for Agile Teams_. All that’s done to date
is the Preface.
Two years ago, this would have been about driving projects with tests, but
I think the role of examples in projects is larger than that. Also,
examples fit more obviously into the whole "individuals and
interactions over processes and tools" thing. Examples are something
people use to explain themselves to each other. Conversations and learning
are more obviously part of the picture.
Because I’m so hot on examples, I’ve put the draft book on a
new site, exampler.com. Here’s the book: <www.exampler.com/book/>
(And, rather than "QA", "tester", or even
"ECaBian", "exampler" might be a good name for those
people on an Agile project that exhibit certain traits more strongly than
other team members.)
Some of you practice the style of development I’m documenting - or
variants of it. If you do, I want to talk to you, be it on the phone, or
via emai, or in person. (I am budgeting travel money to visit worthy
sites.) I’m serious about the "handbook" in the title: I
want to fill it with tricks, tips, techniques, and stories. The more people
I gather them from, the better the book will be.