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Feedback form Make It Easy for Your Customers to Provide Feedback

The way some organizations request feedback ensures they don’t get much of it. If you really care about what your customers think of your product or service (and you should), you need to ask for feedback soon after the customer's interaction, give them time to respond, and allow space for their thoughts.

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Naomi Karten
Five-star app rating Why Your Software Team Shouldn’t Aim for a Five-Star App Rating

Star ratings are important, but many teams are so focused on that metric that it is killing their apps and hurting their business. Having a five-star rating stops innovation, puts teams under pressure, and can even get you fired. Here's why you shouldn't obsess over that perfect score.

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Jason Arbon
Mars habitat Be a Habitat Maker for NASA and Win $1.1 Million

A trip to the Red Planet will eventually require shelter, and NASA is offering $1.1 million in prize money as part of the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge for new ways to create sustainable housing solutions where future space explorers can live and work.

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Pamela Rentz
Netflix Why Netflix Doesn’t Stick to Agile

In the case of Netflix, how the company is structured and how they hire engineers makes the prospect of agile less appealing than you might imagine. The streaming service makes use of over a third of the bits on the Internet at peak, but shockingly, Netflix is against the idea of having process.

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Josiah Renaudin
ideas Have an Idea? You Can Do Wonders

It is often daunting to visualize how to implement an idea, and this fear inhibits many from bringing ideas to fruition. However, in today’s market, with a little research and follow-through, there are various ways to do wonders with even simple ideas.

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Mukesh Sharma
How People Judge Your Personality at Work

We form impressions about people quickly, often based on a fleeting glimpse of their behavior. In the workplace, it’s a good idea to keep in mind that everything you say and do—and much of what you don’t say and don’t do—can influence how others perceive you.

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Naomi Karten
Continuous delivery What Is Continuous Delivery Doing to Software Testing?

Software teams using continuous delivery focus on building software in small pieces so that new code can be pushed to production multiple times a day instead of on a sprint cadence. There is also an explicit focus on code quality before production and monitoring afterward. Is this putting testing in danger?

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Justin Rohrman
legacy code Legacy Code Can Hinder Your Agile Transition

Although there's a lot of practice evolution that happens with agile transitions, legacy code can still be a major obstacle to agile success. A few risks and considerations emerge when scaling agile while still managing legacy code barriers.

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Sanjay Zalavadia