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Why Agile Projects Don't Thrash

Tension is present on every software project. It comes from the stress of ensuring the software is fit for its purpose, which often leads to multiple changes. Find out why agile projects handle change better than most, and learn three things you can try on your next project to keep change in check.

Ronald E. Jeffries's picture Ronald E. Jeffries
Stop Listening to Your Users

Just because you have a problem does not mean you are the best person to solve it. In this issue's Technically Speaking, Mike Cohn recommends truly involving users as participants in the process instead of just asking them what they want.

Mike Cohn's picture Mike Cohn
Open Source Disk Imaging with Frisbee

Need to get the scoop on the latest software tests and trends? You’ve come to the right place. Get one reviewer’s opinion of Frisbee as well as some facts straight from the developer’s mouth.

Chris McMahon's picture Chris McMahon
What's the Buzz

Need information but don’t have time to wade through bookracks looking for that perfect reference? The StickyMinds.com Books Guide can help. Get the scoop from StickyMinds.com members on three books that can keep you up to date on the latest issues.

StickyMinds Editorial's picture StickyMinds Editorial
Repeating the Unrepeatable Bug

At some point in their careers, most testers experience the frustration of "The Unrepeatable Bug." Find out why one tester thinks that bug is a myth, and learn ways to duplicate the seemingly impossible.

Jonathan Kohl's picture Jonathan Kohl
Explosions, Education and e-Commerce

Get the software engineering slant on items from the recent news.
 

Pam Young's picture Pam Young
The Power of Two

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, see how pair work benefits everyone and why two brains are better than one.

Brian Marick's picture Brian Marick
Grow Your Test Harness Naturally

Spring is in the air. It’s the time of year when plants wake from their winter dormancy and start growing out of control. Kind of like building a test harness. Take a tip from the Agile field this season and build your harness one test at a time. No fertilizer required.

Kevin Lawrence's picture Kevin Lawrence
Creative License

Project managers seldom worry about nurturing the creative sides of team members. But if you plan and schedule for creativity the way you do for the more tangible aspects of your software project, you might be pleasantly surprised at the practical results you gain.

Patrick Bailey's picture Patrick Bailey
Form Fitting: Patterns to Judge the Effectiveness of Use Cases

You don't have to be Giorgio Armani to fashion effective use cases. Use case patterns can provide you with a vocabulary to help you describe and judge the quality of your use cases. Find out how you can use these patterns to improve your requirements modelin

Steve Adolph's picture Steve Adolph

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