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I Didn't Know I Needed That

There is a natural relationship between the features in a product and the customer's satisfaction with that product, but not every feature influences customers in the same way. The best plan for satisfying customers, as author Mike Cohn explains, is to give them what they want.

Mike Cohn's picture Mike Cohn
A Critical Line of Defense

Tackle software vulnerabilities at the root—in the applications themselves.
 

Herbert H. Thompson's picture Herbert H. Thompson
A Look at Administrator's Pak by Winternals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mike Cohn's picture Mike Cohn
Are We There Yet?

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

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Bulking Up

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

Fiona Charles's picture Fiona Charles

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