Mickey has spent the last 7 years in quality assurance and requirements analysis. In the past year she has delved into coaching and found it to be challenging and exciting, fueling her passion for anything creative and hands-on. Mickey and her husband have two daughters, who are well on their way to tech-geekdom. As if this weren't enough to keep her busy, she also enjoys fixing up old furniture and antique sewing machines.
We'd rather be recognized for our accomplishments than our mistakes, but chances are you're more worried about the mistakes you've made than are your coworkers who saw your gaffe. Pair programming and feedback are great ways to recognize the good and the not-so-good of everyone on the team.
Most people know that agile doesn't completely eliminate documentation, but it's a little less clear just how lean we can really make our requirements without sacrificing quality. Mickey Merritt shares how to stay agile with requirements that are just the right fit for getting the job done.