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Game pieces with one leader in the front Advice for New Leaders

One of the more challenging tasks for a new leader is joining a new organization. There is an interesting balance that must be struck in making it clear that there’s a new sheriff in town without being disrespectful or dismissive of your predecessor and the organization they established. Here's how to get it right.

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Woman sitting in a job interview What Else Should I Be Asking You, and Other Job Interview Questions

It can be tricky to know just what you should be asking a candidate during a job interview, even if you know about the position and its requirements. Try making a list of potential questions, allowing enough flexibility to choose in the moment and as the candidate’s responses warrant. Here's what should be on it.

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Robot doing a hand signal 4 Advantages of Applying AI in Software Testing

We’re always looking for smarter, faster, better ways of testing. As the popularity of artificial intelligence grows, more and more testers are realizing its capacity to make cumbersome and time-consuming tasks simpler. AI is coming, so we should take advantage of it. Here are four benefits to applying AI in testing.

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Open dictionary Attention, Word Nerds: We’ve Got New Dictionary Entries

Merriam-Webster just added 640 new words to its dictionary, in addition to the more than 840 entries added in September. While you're learning new language, check out the Sideways Dictionary, a crowd-sourced collection of definitions. There are a lot of software terms there, so see how people define "agile" and "VPN."

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A remote employee's laptop open at a coffee shop 8 Mistakes Managers Make when Working with Remote Teams

When managing a remote team, usual practices apply, but there are some additional considerations you should think about. You need to be sure not to make any blunders that would affect the productivity and happiness of your staff. Here are eight common mistakes managers of remote teams make that you should try to avoid.

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Team talking about test estimates on sticky notes Test Estimation in the Age of Agile and DevOps

Estimating testing in the contemporary world of agile and DevOps demands some new rules. Gone are the days of using project planning software and work breakdown structures to define and estimate each category of work and the associated tasks. Here are some modern rules, prerequisites, and advice for test estimation.

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Thank-you card next to a cup of coffee Learning to Accept Compliments

If people at work pay you a compliment, do you say thanks? Or do you always seem to deflect the compliment or respond with something self-deprecating? If it's the latter, that's a habit you should break. Compliments are a great way to create a positive workplace culture. Here's how you can learn to accept them.

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Craftsman's tools on a work bench Choosing the Right Tools for the Job

The saying “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail” summarizes a cognitive bias we have to use tools that are most familiar to us, even if they are the wrong tools for the job. Software professionals often fall into this trap. Here are some tips on how to choose the right tools for your projects.

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