Whole team testing makes product quality everyone's business. It can also make people uncomfortable. Matt explains how this new way to approach project quality helps with leading retrospectives, conducting defect analysis, and mitigating project risks.
Studies have shown that leading organizations frequently have less than successful results when incorporating significant changes. Kris presents useful advice dealing with staff, communication, and what to do for the long term after the change takes place.
Software development teams think nothing about reusing code, but what about requirements? The benefits include faster delivery, lower development costs, consistency across and within applications, fewer defects, and reduced rework.
More companies are adopting project management offices, and with that additional oversight and structure, their impact can often miss the mark. Tony explains that a "kick in the pants" might be necessary for a PMO to get staff buy-in that delivers successful project results.
Can you take the best practices of agile and apply them to your personal life? You bet you can. Johanna Rothman writes on how she manages her personal project portfolio the same way she advise other people to manage their work project portfolios.
Much like the VCRs of yesteryear, our software development processes are not going to last forever. They’ll fall out of favor, while new and stronger concepts replace them. Jonathan Kohl writes about coping with process evolution in the quest to improve software.
An organization shouldn’t spend all its time building its delivery muscle without simultaneously building its discovery muscle. In fact, successful software teams deliver great products because they invest in discovery. Learn how to expand your innovation and strengthen your discovery muscle.
It's easy to overlook details when your focus is on the big picture. But, if you adjust your perspective, you may find new value in understanding why things work the way they do. Learn why agile works and how it can apply to both complex and simple projects.
There are people who believe that emotions have no place in software testing when, in fact, the opposite is true. Decisions about quality are always emotional. If you want to be a better tester, get in touch with your feelings.