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Seven Agile Team Practices That Scale[article]

The benefits of agile software methods, including faster time to market, better responsiveness to changing customer requirements and higher application quality are undeniable to those who have mastered these practices. Agile practices, however, have been defined and recommended primarily to small team environments where co-location, ready access to interactive customers and small team size are the defining rule.  Are the benefits of agility to be denied to those larger software enterprises who don't share these simple paradigms? Or can the industry learn from these practices and apply some of the core principles to large scale development of applications that require 100, 200 or even 1,000 distributed team members to achieve?

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A Look at Administrator's Pak by Winternals[magazine]

Find out more about this suite of utilities that allows testers to repair locked-out systems, restore lost data, remove malware, and much more.

Marnie Hutcheson's picture Marnie Hutcheson
Working with Dull Knives[magazine]

Why "sharp" tools are needed in almost every organization.

Clarke Ching's picture Clarke Ching
A Look at Employment Trends in 2005[magazine]

Better Software magazine and StickyMinds.com offer up readers' responses to our annual salary survey.
 

Heather Shanholtzer's picture Heather Shanholtzer
Say It . . . Don't Stew In It[magazine]

Managers aren't mind readers. Translate vague grievances into concrete recommendations for generating change in your workplace.

Naomi Karten's picture Naomi Karten
Support for Testing, Testing for Support[magazine]

Where supportability and testability fit in the Quality Criteria dimension of the Heuristic Test Strategy Model.

Michael Bolton's picture Michael Bolton
Put a Tough Decision in Its Place[magazine]

Tell your manager where to go--for a decision, of course.

Mike Cohn's picture Mike Cohn
Are We There Yet?[magazine]

Create project dashboards to display project progress and drive your team to success.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Bulking Up[magazine]

How can strengthening people skills, such as teamwork and communication, help shape you into a top-form tester?

Fiona Charles's picture Fiona Charles
Code With Character[magazine]

Use .NET generics to get to know your data types and form more meaningful, trusting, typesafe relationships with them.

Tod Golding's picture Tod Golding
Who Do You Trust?[article]

When writing quality code, Tod Golding feels like an ultra-paranoid customs agent. Every method clients try to pass is scrutinized for ill data. Because we all want to write robust code, we become defensive programmers. In this Code Craft, Tod shows how you can write defensive code today to protect yourself tomorrow.

Tod Golding's picture Tod Golding
Agile Processes: Making Metrics Simple[article]

IT organizations and, in particular, application development departments, are increasingly under pressure to provide performance and compliance metrics to justify annual spend. Unfortunately, many metrics campaigns collapse under their own weight. 

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Taking Our Act on the Road[magazine]

In this Test Connection, Michael Bolton discusses making your products portable.

Michael Bolton's picture Michael Bolton
Strengthening Your Speaking Savvy[article]

Speaking at a conference can work wonders for your credibility. Delivering a presentation is an opportunity to share your insights, convey valuable information, and gain a reputation as an expert on your topic. Provided you keep a few key points in mind. In this article, Naomi Karten offers suggestions for successful presentations.

Naomi Karten's picture Naomi Karten
Relating PMBOK Practices to Agile Practices - Part 1 of 4[article]

Michele Sliger understands the difficulties traditional project management practitioners go through as they transition from plan-driven approaches to newer agile methodologies. In this column, the first in a four-part series, Michele discusses the initial key area of PMBOK: integration management.

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