Migrating the blog: Scott Bain

Thank you for joining us on this journey!

You may know that Net Objectives has joined with Disciplined Agile and is now part of the Project Management Institute. Here is the press release: https://www.pmi.org/about/press-media/press-releases/project-management-institute-announces-acquisition-of-flex-from-net-objectives

As part of this migration, Scott is now blogging on ProjectManagement.com. Here are the addresses of his blog:

We invite you to join in following him on that site.

On 30 September, the Net Objectives Thoughts blog will be officially closed.

If you have any questions, please contact Scott at scott.bain@pmi.org

Test-Driven Development is not Merely “Test-First”

Test-first yields analysis, it helps us determine what is clear, what is unclear or missing, and ferrets out misunderstandings. Unit tests are unforgiving, they don’t let you get away with anything.

But Test-Driven Development also creates better design. Bad design is hard to test, and so moving tests into a primary position reveals the pain of a bad design very early, before much commitment has been made to it.

Write your tests first, but learn how to listen to what they tell you about your product design.

This is Scott Bain. Visit us at www.netobjectives.com.