process improvement

Six-Hour Workdays: As Great As They Sound?

Companies in Sweden are experimenting with shifting to a six-hour workday. If employees have less time to do their work, they won't dabble in personal, time-wasting activities, so the same amount of work will still get done as in an eight-hour workday—or so the thinking goes. Would you try a six-hour workday?

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Naomi Karten
What Do You Believe?

Many people in the agile community believe their way of doing agile is the only right way. This is supported by confirmation bias, which lets us only see facts that support our beliefs. We deserve data-based approaches to determine what leads to the best outcomes. Can you look beyond your personal beliefs?

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Johanna Rothman
How to Create a Team Charter for Success

Do you find yourself working on a team that lacks initiative except for the things each individual finds useful? Making a team charter may help your team find their core values and purpose in the organization. Linda Cook tells you how to create a team charter that will point your team in the right direction.

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Linda Cook
Why Agile Might Benefit People Even More Than Software

Agile produces software that is more thoroughly tested and secure, at a speed that the current marketplace almost demands. But beyond making better mobile apps or more appealing software, how important is agile when it comes to not only cultivating a strong team, but also communicating with clients?

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Josiah Renaudin
When the Solution Is Worse Than the Problem

Almost everyone can think of solutions that proved to be worse than the problems they were intended to solve. Somehow, we often fall short in anticipating what can possibly go wrong. That’s why wise problem-solvers strive to minimize unintended consequences by asking: What haven’t we thought of?

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Naomi Karten
The Importance of Customer Feedback to Building the Right Product

Customer feedback helps you adapt to what the customer finds valuable, ensuring you are building “the right product.” But many projects don't invite customers to iteration reviews; many don't conduct iteration reviews at all. If customers aren't giving feedback about your demos, then what are you adapting to?

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Mario Moreira
Promoting Sustainable Test Automation

Truly sustainable test automation imparts minimal impact on people and processes over the years. It is achieved by deploying automation frameworks that shield testers and processes from the automation tools and technologies that are constantly evolving. Carl Nagle tells you how to attain long-term success.

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Carl Nagle
Improving Product Quality throughout the Software Development Lifecycle

Good, efficient communication is an important asset to the team. With focused, pure, and structured data on product quality, including all of the self-documenting steps of a given check, it’s clearly known what’s working and what the verifications are. Matt Griscom shows how you can get this level of clarity.

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Matt Griscom