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For a test manager to be effective, Mukesh Sharma says six important areas must come together: domain focus, test expertise, leadership style, management practices, proactivity quotient, and communication protocols. Read on to learn how to become a well-rounded test manager in these areas.

The rate at which we need to change and the speed of change are much greater than they used to be. We don't have as much time to get as deep in our skills, and we need to be more comfortable being generalists and picking up new skills, technologies, and processes quickly. Read on to stay relevant.

Silence may not be golden when members of a team are trying to reach agreement, resolve an issue, or make a decision. In this setting, silence is often taken to mean that those who haven’t voiced an opinion approve of the matter under discussion—yet they may very well not. You should make sure.

With the launch of Connected, the new app from LinkedIn, the company hopes to strengthen its hold on the attention and information of its consumers. Connected not only promises to keep you linked to your connections, but also aims to “take the ‘work’ out of networking.”

What happens when the director of marketing becomes a product owner for some of her company's web properties? She gets a crash course on the real meaning of agile development and her role in it all—and a newfound respect for the people who work in software engineering every day.

Ineffective project managers take many forms. Sometimes the PM simply lacks the knowledge or training to do what the job calls for. Sometimes he is eager to please, so he gives ambitious timelines or says yes to every client request. But then, some PMs are just bad. Learn to recognize some signs.

Sparked by a LinkedIn conversation, Joe Townsend contemplates the question: Does a degree or experience hold more weight in the software development and IT hiring process? With a look toward tech giant Google, Townsend tries to uncover if a degree means more than industry experience.

In the latest issue of Better Software magazine, there are insightful articles covering a wide range of topics impacting the software delivery process. Feature articles explore the next wave of computing: mobile and wearable intelligent devices and the experiences and challenges they bring.

People tend to be more content knowing the worst-case scenario than facing the uncertainty of not knowing. But change—which organizations face nearly nonstop—is fairly synonymous with uncertainty and is a major stress trigger for many people. Here's how to cope with almost-certain uncertainty.

Titles are only business labels for a defined set of responsibilities and accountabilities. What really fulfills you in your career is far more complex than simply a job title. This presents a question: What life goals are important to you? Is your career rewarding you by helping you meet them?