AoAD2 Chapter: Quality (introduction)

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Quality

For many people, “quality” means “testing,” but Agile teams treat quality differently. Quality isn’t something you test for; it’s something you build in. Not just into your code, but into your entire development system: the way your team approaches its work, the way people think about mistakes, and even the way your organization interacts with your team.

This chapter has three practices to help your team dedicate itself to quality:

  • The “No Bugs” practice builds quality in.

  • The “Blind Spot Discovery” practice helps team members learn what they don’t know.

  • The “Incident Analysis” practice focuses your team on systemic improvements.

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  1. Quality
    1. Sidebar: Quality Sources

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