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Make What's Counted Count

As a manager, how do you use the data you collect to actually steer your company's actions? One key is to know what the data actually means. Ben Linders shares how telecommunications giant Ericsson began getting the real story behind its numbers.

Ben Linders's picture Ben Linders
Domain-Centric Programming: Redefining the Universe

Sometimes to build better software you have to challenge long-standing assumptions. Find out what happened when one programmer realized his priorities were upside-down.

J.B. Rainsberger's picture J.B. Rainsberger
Hurry Up ... And Wait

Turn to The Last Word to find out why faster development tools may not be saving anyone any time.

Linda Hayes's picture Linda Hayes
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
Peer Pressure, Downtime Downside, and Regulatory Reviews

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

Heather Shanholtzer's picture Heather Shanholtzer
Remote Control

Between outsourcing and flextime, virtual development teams are fast becoming the rule rather than the exception. But can team members work together when they're so far apart? Read two stories of how real-life programmers are making it work.

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
Behind the Screens

Web services can't be tested through manual means, can they? With the right tools they can. Find out how a solid background in exploratory testing and Ruby's scripting language can make it possible.

Brian Marick's picture Brian Marick

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