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Airplane in sky amid turbulence Managing the Turbulence of Organizational Change

In times of major change, particularly organizational change, it's normal for people involved to experience turbulence, including anxiety, anger, or uncertainty. If you’re overseeing a change, how you communicate with those affected can significantly decrease—or increase—the duration and intensity of that turbulence.

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Naomi Karten
Continuous testing Continuous Testing: New Improvements on an Old Idea

The concept behind continuous testing is far from new, but what’s different now is that software development practices have evolved to a point where developers are embracing testing as part of their responsibilities. Testing is slowly moving from being an “event” to an activity throughout the development lifecycle.

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Alex Martins
roadmap Accessible Apps Create a Roadmap for Business Success

As one of the fastest growing sectors of IT, the expected growth for the app market is $80.6 billion by 2020. With that many app users having such varied abilities, it is extremely vital to make sure that your app is usable by everyone so that your app can succeed.

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Sunil Dangwal
Agile Testers Shouldn’t Be Enablers

Testing has often been seen as the final stage of creating an application. Since we weren’t shifting testing left as much as we do today, a great deal of work was thrown on the testing team at the very end of an exhausting project cycle. But testers shouldn’t be seen as the last line of defense.

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Josiah Renaudin
Failure sign In Praise of Failure

Failure is measured by expectations. If we aim to be perfect, or set the expectation that only perfection is acceptable, we risk losing opportunities to get valuable feedback. Creating an expectation of perfection can lead to stagnation, not success. Instead, view failure as a learning experience.

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Steve Berczuk
Sign: Apocalypse Ahead Manage Project Problems without Getting Trapped by Catastrophic Thinking

It would be short-sighted for any project manager not to consider the potential risks in the project and not to evaluate and continue re-evaluating what can go wrong. But there's a difference between planning for risk and falling victim to catastrophic thinking—focusing on unlikely or irrational worst-case scenarios.

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Naomi Karten
business man looking at gears Training and Tomorrow’s Jobs

Reports vary in predictions about what parts of the workforce will be most affected by automation. How far-fetched is the idea that significant numbers of technology jobs will become irrelevant? How can training and education programs better prepare us for the future?

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Pamela Rentz
bottleneck street sign Before You Can Eliminate Agile and DevOps Bottlenecks, You Need to Identify Them

Agile and DevOps, which now dominate software development, lean on continuous integration, continuous testing, and continuous deployment. Because of that, anything that might break this iterative and continuous cycle could throw everything out of whack and stunt your team’s growth.

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Josiah Renaudin