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A Look at Microsoft’s New CEO

Joe Townsend examines what the tech media and experts are saying about Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella. Joe waited two months to write this story to give Satya Nadella some time at the helm to see in what direction he is taking the company.

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Testing Lessons from Toyota and Nissan Recalls

Common to the recent Toyota and Nissan automobile recalls is the underlying reason for the recalls—software programming errors in some of the components. Anuj Magazine examines two software testing lessons we can learn from these recalls.

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Anuj Magazine
Can You Build a Team through Team Games?

Venkatesh Krishnamurthy asks: Can you build effective teams through games? Remember, team building is not a one-time thing—it is an ongoing exercise. It needs constant nourishment from the stakeholders and team members.

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Playing Devil’s Advocate: Use Premortems for Your Project’s Success

Most teams could benefit from having a devil’s advocate—someone who would help the team identify weaknesses in their thinking and seek changes that would prevent or minimize adverse outcomes. A project team can become its own devil’s advocate by using premortems before the project proceeds.

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Naomi Karten
Let Your Teams Design Their Own Approaches to Agile

If you are thinking of agile as part of a program, each team has to have its own approach to agile because each team has its own risks and problems. If you treat people as adults, explain the desired results, and provide training and other resources they need, they are likely to succeed.

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Johanna Rothman
Linux Foundation Announces Initiative to Avert the Next Heartbleed

In response to the Heartbleed OpenSSL security crisis, one of the Internet’s biggest security breaches, The Linux Foundation announced the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII), a multimillion-dollar collaborative project to fund and support what are deemed critical open source projects.

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Pamela Rentz
Should Non-IT Professionals Learn to Code?

Globally, there has been a lot of push in the last year to generate more coding awareness among non-IT professionals. However, even for those who agree that coding is important, there are differing opinions about who should learn it. What is vital is understanding the end goal of learning to code.

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Mukesh Sharma
Multiple Views of What It Means to Treat People with Respect

Treating employees, coworkers, and superiors with respect is a key component of good management. But did you ever stop to think that respect can mean different things to different people? Read on to discover the varying ways people can show respect. You might learn something about your team.

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Naomi Karten