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Surviving the IT Audit

One of the most anxiety inducing and often frustrating experiences for IT managers can be surviving the IT audit. If you invest a little time in preparation, you can not only survive your next audit, but also perhaps even benefit from the support to improve your existing best practices.

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Bob Aiello
Moving into a World of Conscious Quality

Conscious quality is a quality effort that is independent, end-to-end, and stretches beyond the bounds of the core test team. If conscious quality is not adopted, we run the risk of losing the sanctity of our independence, impacting the quality of the product as well as our careers are testers.

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Mukesh Sharma
From Waterfall to Agile: Keys to Making the Transition

A number of teams are making the agile transition, and while plenty of agile coaches give strong advice for how to go from zero to agile in a measured, streamlined manner, it’s also important to focus on how to transition from an existing waterfall mentality to an agile one.

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Josiah Renaudin
Google’s New Online Cultural Institute Exhibition Brings Art through Technology

You now have access to a cultural treasure trove of music, opera, theatre, dance, and performance art from around the world, courtesy of the new virtual Performing Arts exhibition unveiled by the Google Cultural Institute.

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Pamela Rentz
Are Most Leaders Liars?

With scandals hitting the headlines on a regular basis, it seems foolhardy to assume honesty among those in charge. As a result, leaders who truly are honest need to work harder to display evidence of the fact in order to gain the trust of those who look to them. Developing a culture of honesty is crucial.

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Naomi Karten
The Tester as Product Owner

A lot of the bugs we find were never thought through in the first place. Many of these situations are preventable, yet instead of prevention, we get the tester playing the role of the product owner—and playing it late. Why is it that we never have time to do it right, but we always have time to do it over?

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Matthew Heusser
How DevOps Is Making Testers Evolve

As the streamlined DevOps movement catches on, more and more companies are abandoning “traditional testers” and getting software developers to test. Testers are not becoming obsolete—but it means testers have to evolve and start ensuring that quality is baked in. Adam Auerbach details how they need to change.

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Adam Auerbach
Why Your Agile Team Needs to Slow Down in Order to Speed Up

If you find yourself rushing through development or accelerating your testing process to a speed that’s not conducive to the nature of your software or project, it might be time to take a step back, examine your methods, and find a new solution.

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Josiah Renaudin