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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.

To scale automated functional testing for large, complex systems, you need to look at the design of the tests, how to organize the process, how the various players cooperate, the software's testability and stability—and, importantly, management's commitment. Hans Buwalda shares some testing tips.

When doctors diagnose new patients, they start by asking general questions. And depending on the answers, they ask more specific questions. The same can be done with patterns! Asking about the condition of a test automation effort can lead to the specific issue that’s ailing the project—and a cure.

Performance testing involves an unparalleled combination of different workloads and technologies—which translates to a large set of variables for a performance test. Creating a custom simulation framework lets you execute varied performance tests at any stage of the product development cycle.

How long does it take for a tester to change a light bulb? It sounds like a setup for a joke, but any tester will respond, "Which light fixture? With what light bulb? How high up is the outlet?" All of these questions help the tester explore the context—and examples can go a long way toward helping.

Selling testing services can seem daunting, but it can be extremely rewarding if well planned. You just need preparation, confidence, and persuasion. Read on for nine tips that will go a long way toward ensuring success in testing presale activities and large testing center of excellence pursuits.

The glass ceiling may have cracks in some sectors, but it’s still holding strong in the technology industry. Several tech giants recently released workforce demographics that show striking similarities. Pamela Rentz highlights some initiatives designed to inspire girls to code and build technology.

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.

More than 27 percent of the world's population has some form of disability, meaning they could have special needs when it comes to accessing the Internet. Following accessibility guidelines improves the overall usability of the software under consideration, which helps all people using it.

We keep changing the names of the development processes we use, but we do not fix the fundamental error they all suffer from: the failure to set a date and control the scope of the project—including proper estimation of testing efforts. Customers and IT must work together to truly be successful.