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Box with "Now" checked Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting Things Done

Everyone procrastinates sometimes. But if it's becoming a real problem for you, there are things you can do to try to overcome chronic procrastination. For instance, try dividing your work into small, manageable steps, setting time limits for tasks, and eliminating distractions. Read on for more tips.

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Naomi Karten
Metrics dashboard A Lean, Flexible Measurement Dashboard for Agile and DevOps

If you’re moving from a more traditional software development approach to agile and DevOps, or if you’re struggling with implementing metrics, consider reviewing, revising, and refining your measurements. Leave those that add no value behind and look at a monitoring system that has these five essential categories.

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Michael Sowers
CIA dog Lessons from the CIA’s K9 Training Program

Do you want to improve your internal training programs or perhaps update your skills via e-learning? You can pick up some valuable clues from the CIA’s K9 explosive detection training program. Pamela Rentz highlights some of the CIA’s top training tips that work for humans as well as canines.

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Pamela Rentz
woman painting a wall DevOps and Test Automation: You Missed a Spot

The key success factor for DevOps is the commitment from teams, managers, and other stakeholders. There should be agreement that tests and their automation can be important re-usable products, which need attention and cooperation to be able to support approaches like DevOps effectively.

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Hans Buwalda
magnifying glass on bug There’s Never Been a Greater Need for Testing

You really can’t find the same types of roles that so many testers have occupied for decades, but according to Janet Gregory, an agile testing coach and process consultant with DragonFire, there’s more testing to be done than ever—even if the additional workload they’re being asked to do can be unfair at times.

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Josiah Renaudin
hot or not The Lifecycle of Technology Trends

Trends are very important to follow, especially in the technology world, for both product and service companies. Mukesh Sharma explains the technology trend lifecyle and what it mean for testers.

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Mukesh Sharma
Manager appreciating an employee Acknowledging Employees’ Efforts: So Easy, So Important

Acknowledgement is one of the most important things a manager can do. Research suggests that most people are more motivated by being told what they’re doing right than what they’re doing wrong. Recognition of small, everyday efforts and routine accomplishments make a difference in how employees feel about their work.

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Naomi Karten
Test automation gear On Your Software Team, Who Should Own Automation?

There is a prevalent question in the software world these days: Who should be working on automation—developers or testers? Justin Rohrman says it can be everyone's responsibility. It’s more important to look at the structure of your technical team, what skill sets are available, and what the skill distribution is.

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Justin Rohrman