Better Software Magazine Archive: Sep/Oct 2013

IN THIS ISSUE

Manage Your Personal Project Portfolio One Step at a Time
By Johanna Rothman

Can you take the best practices of agile and apply them to your personal life? You bet you can. Johanna Rothman writes on how she manages her personal project portfolio the same way she advise other people to manage their work project portfolios.

Immersive Interviewing and Hiring
By Mitch Lacey

Hiring people for any role on an agile team (manager, ScrumMaster, product owner, team member, or architect) is challenging. Even though candidates might be able to answer your questions and prove their C++ programming skills, what you really want are people who are competent and capable, work well with others, and will fit in with your team.

Reading the Tea Leaves: Predicting a Project's Future
By Payson Hall

Project assessment and forecasting aren't magic. Payson Hall examines six factors that can increase the likelihood of project success.

The Increasing Importance of E-Commerce in a Tester’s World
By Mukesh Sharma

E-commerce and m-commerce industries continue to grow internationally, both in business opportunity and quality assurance requirements. Mukesh Sharma breaks down the core pieces of this technology you need to know in order to properly select the best tools and test approaches.

FAQ: How Can I Be a Better Product Owner?
By Arlen Bankston

In this installment of FAQ, SQE Trainer Arlen Bankston answers one of the questions students ask him most often.

The Amazing Benefits of Integrated ALM Tools
By Joe Farah

For years, developers have struggled with using individual lifecycle manage- ment tools, but no longer! Joe Farah walks you through a history and benefits of an integration of ALM tools that every team should seriously consider.

Autumn Leaves
By Joey McAllister

A farewell letter from Better Software magazine editor Joey McAllister.

The Software Testing Draft: Picking the Right Players for the Team
By Bonnie Bailey

Like “Moneyball” indicated for baseball, the secret to building a great software team is not drafting superstars but rather hiring team members with solid, diverse skill sets and attitudes that keep the team moving forward to success. Success as a team is a balance of a variety of soft and hard skills found in the individuals on the team, inter-team relationships, leadership, hard work, and even a bit of luck.

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