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FAQ: What Should I Do When My Bug Gets Rejected?

In this installment of FAQ, SQE Trainer Dawn Haynes answers one of the questions students ask her most often.

Dawn Haynes's picture Dawn Haynes
A Look Behind the Curtain: Debunking 12 Myths of Agile Development

When it comes to agile development, Allan Kelly has noticed a lot of misinformation being passed off as fact. In this article, he takes a closer look at twelve of the most common agile myths he has encountered while training new agile teams.

Allan Kelly's picture Allan Kelly
The $440 Million Software Bug

In August, Knight Capital Group lost $440 million in one day. But there weren’t any traders to blame—at least no human ones. The loss was the result of a software system upgrade gone awry. What can we learn from this and other software catastrophes in the financial sector, and how can we prevent them in the future?

The Software Testing Draft: Picking the Right Players for the Team

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.

Bonnie Bailey's picture Bonnie Bailey
Green IT: A Sustainability Perspective for Portfolio Optimization

As organizations grow and diversify, they end up with a large number of IT systems. However, by quantifying sustainability metrics, they can optimize their IT infrastructures and introduce a greener side of IT.

Take a Hike: Death March Projects and the Ice Age Wilderness Trail

Dave and his friend Bob hiked Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail and returned home with more than just sore legs and hiking experience. Learn some of the project management tips Dave picked up while adventuring in the wilderness.

David  Katauskas's picture David Katauskas
Perception Management: (And Why You Should Leave It to Magicians)

To build and sustain credibility, good project managers focus on managing expectations and leave perception management to magicians. Explore the difference and find out why.

Payson Hall's picture Payson Hall
Taking the Risk: Exploration over Documentation

The loudest voice in the room might push for a stable, predictable, repeatable test process that defines itself up front, but each build is different. An adaptive, flexible approach could provide better testing in less time with less cost, more coverage, and less waste.

Matt Heusser's picture Matt Heusser
A Kind of Magic

A letter from the Better Software magazine editor.

Joey McAllister's picture Joey McAllister
FAQ: What Questions Should Software Tester Certification Students Be Able to Answer?

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

Ed Weller's picture Ed Weller

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