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The Many Faces of Quality

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, Brian Marick explains why he believes the future of software lies in trust and teamwork among the many people who care about quality.

Brian Marick's picture Brian Marick
Want Better Software? Just Ask

An effective project customer can turn a good product into a great one. But he's got to know how. Mike Cohn gives project customers seven simple rules for communicating product goals effectively to development.

Mike Cohn's picture Mike Cohn
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.

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