As you may know, I am very fond of The Joel Test.
Currently, I am writing specifications for new hardware (dev computers) for the three Scrum teams that I manage. I wonder where the limit for “the best tools money can buy” is? 2 monitors? 3? RAIDed Solid State Drives? I suppose it depends on whos money it is!
Anyway, when the new computers arrive I hope we can give ourselves a better score at the Joel Test #9: Do you use the best tools money can buy?
Tomorrow I will be attending the “Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Launch” at the Hilton Hotel Slussen, Stockholm, Sweden.
Hoping it will give me some good insights and opportunities related to a BI project at Expekt.com.
Will let you know if Oracle are evil bastards or just misunderstood capitalists.
Did Sprint Planning with 3 Scrum Teams at Expekt today, using Jira. Hoping to get to try out the Atlassian Greenhopper add-on soon! Automatic burn-downs would be sweet!
Better Code AB has now moved to a new, more spacious office outside of Stockholm.
Better Code AB
141 69 Huddinge
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One of the many tools at disposal and a reference to the company name (Better Code) is The Joel Test. I keep it here to remind myself of the simple prerequisites of successful software development!
The Joel Test
- Do you use source control?
- Can you make a build in one step?
- Do you make daily builds?
- Do you have a bug database?
- Do you fix bugs before writing new code?
- Do you have an up-to-date schedule?
- Do you have a spec?
- Do programmers have quiet working conditions?
- Do you use the best tools money can buy?
- Do you have testers?
- Do new candidates write code during their interview?
- Do you do hallway usability testing?
I keep this list here to always keep it in mind! For the full article, see The Joel Test.