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What NOT to Test

When the schedule is tight, testing often gets squeezed. You could gnash your teeth and rail against the unfairness of it all. You could doggedly test until you run out of time. But maybe it would be better to plan for change up front with a flexible, prioritized test plan. Find out how to decide what to leave in and what to leave out.

Robert Sabourin's picture Robert Sabourin
Outsourcing: Twelve Tips to Make Outsourcing Work

More and more projects are being shipped overseas or outsourced to a contract company nowadays. However, managing an outsourced project is a risky task. Take home twelve hot tips that will help keep your project from getting burned. Ed Weller offers twelve tips to make your outsourcing experience better.

Ed Weller's picture Ed Weller
Alter Your Requirements Process

Fashioning a new requirements method is an almost impossible task, given budget and time constraints. But that doesn't mean you have to be stuck with an ill-fitting process. Learn about seven alterations that almost any organization can make.

Dion Johnson's picture Dion Johnson
My Mentor: The Internet

You've got no training budget. The old-timers in your organization are taking early-retirement packages. You know the basics, but feel like there's no one to teach you all the nuances of the trade. Have you considered turning to an unconventional mentor? Maybe the Internet? It sure worked for Danny Faught. Read all about how the Internet changed his career—-for the better.

Danny R. Faught's picture Danny R. Faught
The Enemy Within

Not all threats come from outsiders. In an era of downsizing, layoffs, and pay cuts, sometimes it's your own disgruntled employees (or ex-employees) who are targeting you. Get some tips to help you protect your software from sabotage.

Clarke Ching's picture Clarke Ching
Spy Games

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

Heather Shanholtzer's picture Heather Shanholtzer
Damage Control

Turn to The Last Word, where software professionals who care about quality give you their opinions on hot topics. This month, read why perhaps software should come equipped with seat belts and an air bag.

Eric Rescorla's picture Eric Rescorla
Trust Everyone, but Cover Your Assets

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 manage when you suspect someone on your team may have been stealing from the company.

Elisabeth Hendrickson's picture Elisabeth Hendrickson
A Killer Bug for the New Millenium

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, find out why our guest editor thinks he's found the bug that will once again bring testers to the forefront—a bug that dwarfs Y2K and could put big, rich software companies out of business.

James Whittaker's picture James Whittaker
Case Your Own Joint

Hackers are going to probe your system looking for weak spots and holes. What will they find? Learn how to uncover your own security vulnerabilities before the bad guys do.

Chris Wysopal's picture Chris Wysopal

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