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Estimates: From Wrong to Real

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

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
Tearing Down the Walls

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

The Art of Cultivating Networks

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

Dave Liebreich's picture Dave Liebreich
Teamwork Can Be Child's Play

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

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

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
Saving a Sinking Project

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
Pace Wins the Race

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

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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