Quality Coach Newsletter

Kent Beck & 3X Model, Agile Testing Days, and Strategies

This month in my premium content, I talk about the different quality strategies you might use depending on your company's stage. The three phases I look at are startup, growth and enterprise. I based the quality strategy on the 3x model developed by Kent Beck, where 'explore' equates to a startup, 'expand' to growth and 'extract' to an enterprise. It can also be applied to the product lifecycle and how it evolves.

It's a beefy article I hope you enjoy it!

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Here are some related posts on strategy.

Software Development obliges but its options we need
It’s easier to know what you don’t want, then what you want. The cost of software development makes it hard to provide options.
Testing Strategies must be flexible and adapt
Testing Strategies are not designed to remain fixed in stone. As soon as you start to implement you realise the assumptions you made
Battleships Ahoy
I had a great day today. My youngest son, Alex (7) persuaded me to buy him a new game today. Its nothard. I’m easily persuaded. But the game of choice was interesting. It wasBattleships. Now, I remember this game. I played it (and loved it) when I

From the Community

There are some great posts on the 3X model from Kent Beck and others. Here are some:

Kent Beck’s 3X — Explore, Expand, Extract
Success & Payoff: navigating the path of winning ideas
Fast/Slow in 3X: Explore/Expand/Extract
“Are we slowing down?” asked the software executive.

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