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James Scrimshire runs a workshop on, The 'why' of Test Driven

A controversial and fun look at the role of QA in software production. Play with Lego and call it work!

James Scrimshire runs Hurricane Four where he coaches businesses, organisations and individuals about being agile. He’s a regular speaker at agile conferences both in the UK & internationally.


His free time is mostly spent dreaming up more ways to use Zombies as a coaching tool. You can find him on twitter @Scrimmers

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  • Glenn S.

    I've posted the slides from James in our files area: http://files.meetup.com/3647052/BSUG%20-%20Why%20of%20TDD.pdf

    February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the meetup, I hope to go to the next one.

    February 16, 2013

  • Nigel S.

    Great workshop. We all enjoyed it very much. Lego was a good way to build engagement with the subject and learn in a tactile way.

    February 13, 2013

  • Lea F.

    Good to see a practical example of how writing tests, ultimately leads to leaner development and better design. No gold plated chess piece holders :)

    February 13, 2013

  • Claire W.

    Brilliant workshop - lots of fun

    February 13, 2013

  • Sue S.

    Loved the interactions, and to see how the teams pulled together in such a short time period:)

    February 13, 2013

  • Neville S.

    A useful set of exercises to illustrate that you cannot 'test in quality'. You need to 'Do it right first time'.

    February 13, 2013

  • Glenn S.

    Great to see a topic delivered in an innovative way.

    February 13, 2013

  • David C.

    Great meeting. The highlight for me was that multi-functional teams mean shared responsibility, not necessarily shared skills.

    February 13, 2013

  • Tom H.

    Gutted, got on the wrong train!!!! :(

    February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry James, I am unwell today so won't be able to attend. Will your session be recorded or is there any chance we can have a summary of what was discussed? I don't want to miss out! Thanks.

    February 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No problem Marie, I'll chuck the slides on here

      February 12, 2013

  • Nigel B.

    If there is space I may pop along - Otherwise anyone up for a beer after?

    February 11, 2013

    • Gary S.

      I'll be thirsty afterwards Nigel!

      2 · February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lee Street and Carl Allen won't make it tonight, they're in that London today.

    February 12, 2013

    • Glenn S.

      I've updated the RSVP list. Thanks

      February 12, 2013

  • Ian J.

    I'm sorry, I have work late tonight, so I cannot make it. I hope someone else can take the slot

    February 12, 2013

  • Paul S.

    Sorry but no longer able to make it

    February 11, 2013

  • Keith J.

    Sorry - last minute double book with a client

    February 11, 2013

  • Andy H.

    i had a +1, but thats gone now, should be a space open now. :)

    January 11, 2013

  • Glenn S.

    Wow! We're really pleased how popular this session has become. Owing to the venue and the resources of the speaker we do have a hard limit of 40, so this can not be extended. However I've activated the wait list feature; if you're interested please sign up. It's first come first served.

    January 11, 2013

  • Luke S.

    Sounds like fun!

    January 9, 2013

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