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Want Better Software? Just Ask[magazine]

An effective project customer can turn a good product into a great one. But he's got to know how. Mike Cohn gives project customers seven simple rules for communicating product goals effectively to development.

Mike Cohn's picture Mike Cohn
Make What's Counted Count[magazine]

As a manager, how do you use the data you collect to actually steer your company's actions? One key is to know what the data actually means. Ben Linders shares how telecommunications giant Ericsson began getting the real story behind its numbers.

Ben Linders's picture Ben Linders
Domain-Centric Programming: Redefining the Universe[magazine]

Sometimes to build better software you have to challenge long-standing assumptions. Find out what happened when one programmer realized his priorities were upside-down.

J.B. Rainsberger's picture J.B. Rainsberger
Hurry Up ... And Wait[magazine]

Turn to The Last Word to find out why faster development tools may not be saving anyone any time.

Linda Hayes's picture Linda Hayes
Estimates: From Wrong to Real[magazine]

Need a place to go to get the solutions you've been craving? Management Fix is what you've been looking for. In this issue, find out how to create estimates that make sense.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
The Softer Side of Software[magazine]

We're pleased to bring you technical editors who are well respected in their fields. Get their take on everything that relates to the industry, technically speaking. In this issue, Guest Editor Elisabeth Hendrickson makes the case for solving the people issues behind your software problems.

Elisabeth Hendrickson's picture Elisabeth Hendrickson
Remote Control[magazine]

Between outsourcing and flextime, virtual development teams are fast becoming the rule rather than the exception. But can team members work together when they're so far apart? Read two stories of how real-life programmers are making it work.

Tearing Down the Walls[magazine]

How a tight deadline forced a department to break through the barriers that separate development and testing.

The Art of Cultivating Networks[magazine]

With careful planning, diligent communication, and managerial support, you too can make your web of knowledge grow.

Dave Liebreich's picture Dave Liebreich
Behind the Screens[magazine]

Web services can't be tested through manual means, can they? With the right tools they can. Find out how a solid background in exploratory testing and Ruby's scripting language can make it possible.

Brian Marick's picture Brian Marick
A Perfect FIT[magazine]

Programmers, how do you make test-driven development better? By involving those outside of development in writing test scenarios. FIT is a tool that’s being used by many to do just that. Dave Astels will show you how.

Dave Astels's picture Dave Astels
Charge of the Light Brigade Considered Harmful[article]

Communication problems can be devastating to a project–Just ask the Light Brigade. In this week's column, Matt Heusser offers some tips that may help you keep your team a cohesive, functioning unit.

Matt Heusser's picture Matt Heusser
So Many Tests, So Little Time[article]

In this corner—A harried project manager whose testing time has just been cut in half. And in this corner—A time-honored management tool to scale back project scope and make testing tasks do-able. Johanna Rothman shows us the ropes of timeboxing and explains why time constraints don't have to be a TKO.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Teamwork Can Be Child's Play[magazine]

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.

Carol Dekkers's picture Carol Dekkers
Two Candidates. One Position[magazine]

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.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman


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