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Soap Opera Testing

Test design, FUN? Hans Buwalda thinks so. His approach will infuse your testing with creativity and drama. Careful, you might get hooked!

Hans Buwalda's picture Hans Buwalda
In Other Words: How Paraphrasing Helps Uncover Defects

Take one phrase, throw in three different interpretations, and add zero communication: It all adds up to one big defect. Find out how paraphrasing can help you to uncover hidden problems.

Kathy Walker's picture Kathy Walker
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
What Is Quality, Anyway?

All year long we've been asking people in every phase of the software development lifecycle to tell us what quality means to them. We found that while most agree on what quality is, there's still controversy over how to achieve it.

Rebecca Traeger's picture Rebecca Traeger Pam Young
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
Gaming 101, IM Spam, and Computers That Pounce

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

Rebecca Traeger's picture Rebecca Traeger
Tacit Knowledge

We’re pleased to bring you technical editors that are well respected in their fields. Get their take on everything that relates to the industry, technically speaking. In this issue, learn how to move to that level of expertise where “you just know.”

Brian Marick's picture Brian Marick
Promises and Prescriptions

What if someone told you that the cure for project woes was to throw due dates out the window, stop doing so much, and embrace uncertainty? Is this a radical treatment or just snake oil? The theory of constraints says it will work. Frank Patrick will show you how.

Frank Patrick's picture Frank Patrick
An Elephant in the Room

We make software so that people can use it. Yet these users are so hard to define that they are often simply ignored. This six-step approach to Interaction Design can help you bring your customers down to size so that you can provide the right product for them.

Jeff Patton's picture Jeff Patton

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