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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
A Fond Farewell[magazine]

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.

Esther Derby's picture Esther Derby
Soap Opera Testing[magazine]

Test design, FUN? Hans Buwalda thinks so. His approach will infuse your testing with creativity and drama. Careful, you might get hooked!

Hans Buwalda's picture Hans Buwalda
In Other Words: How Paraphrasing Helps Uncover Defects[magazine]

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.

Kathy Walker's picture Kathy Walker
Saving a Sinking Project[magazine]

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.

Peter Clark's picture Peter Clark
What is Quality, Anyway[magazine]

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.

Rebecca Traeger's picture Rebecca Traeger Pam Young
Pace Wins the Race[magazine]

Turn to The Last Word, where software professionals who care about quality give you their own opinions on hot topics. Find out what Peter Clark really thinks about overtime and why Lance Armstrong may hold the secret to success.

Peter Clark's picture Peter Clark
When Bad Performance Happens to Good Employees[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 what to do when an employee who has historically performed well has a dry spell.

Elisabeth Hendrickson's picture Elisabeth Hendrickson

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