Do emotions run high in your brainstorming sessions? Do you find that your team members are more interested in name calling than decision making? In this week's column, Peter Clark explains how to get your team to brainstorm without the storm clouds rolling in.
Heraclitus once said, "It is impossible to step into the same river twice." This is true for software, too. Software is constantly changing, and there are several theories on how these changes are introduced into production. This week, Linda Hayes describes some of the theories and offers ways to navigate the seas of change.
Turn to The Last Word, where software professionals who care about quality give you their opinion on hot topics. This month, find out why Carol Dekkers thinks watching children at play can teach you quite a bit about teamwork.
Need a place to go to get the solutions you’ve been raving? Management Fix is what you’ve been looking for. In this issue, find out how to choose between two great candidates when you have only one open position.
Get our technical editors’ take on everything that relates to the industry, technically speaking. In this issue, Esther Derby says farewell, but as she goes, she leaves some parting tips on writing.
Test design, FUN? Hans Buwalda thinks so. His approach will infuse your testing with creativity and drama. Careful, you might get hooked!
Nighttime is the right time to run those extra tests you've always dreamed of. In this column, Harry Robinson explains how you can wake up to 40,000 additional tests a day at a cost that won't give you nightmares.
Take one phrase, throw in three different interpretations, and add zero communication: It all adds up to one big defect. Find out how paraphrasing can help you to uncover hidden problems.
The project that was going to jump-start your career is sinking fast: The product is behind schedule, over budget, and riddled with bugs. Your “ship” is taking on water, and your team is threatening mutiny. How did you get into this mess? And how will you get out? Peter Clark shows you how to navigate the waters of project management.
All year long we've been asking people in every phase of the software development lifecycle to tell us what quality means to them. We found that while most agree on what quality is, there's still controversy over how to achieve it.
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