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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 farfetched is the idea that significant numbers of technology jobs will become irreverent? And, 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
Breaking apart blocks Think Small: Break Down User Stories for Agile Success

The entire agile team needs to be involved in a continuous process of identifying ways to simplify work, right up until a story is complete. Smaller stories ensure that development work is rapid and trackable. Mitch Goldstein details how to focus on breaking stories down into a more estimable, “digestible” size.

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Mitch Goldstein
profile view of brain How Testers Can Create a Change in Mindset

With all of the changes happening in the testing world and what is expected in order to succeed, one of the things that is needed is a change in mindset. Today’s testers need to be able to think outside traditional system requirements and instead focus on end user expectations and market acceptance.

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Rajini Padmanaban
Annoyed woman Don’t Assume Bad Intentions When There May Be Another Explanation

There's a saying: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” The possibility of a reasonable explanation for someone’s bad behavior doesn’t mean you have to accept that behavior, but it does suggest that it’s sometimes better to consider the possibility that something else is going on.

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Naomi Karten
Scrum standup meeting Tester Contributions to Scrum Conversations

Scrum is one of the most popular paths to agile, but testers sometimes join this framework as an afterthought and aren’t quite sure how they fit into the development flow. Scrum is more than answering three daily questions, and testers are in a position to understand the project better than anyone else on the team.

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Justin Rohrman
Crowd testing 4 Reasons to Boost Your Regular Test Efforts with Crowd Testing

Crowd testing is an inexpensive yet powerful way to test your products before going live. It’s not meant to replace your team’s testing—rather, it is all about leveraging users and the cloud for seamless software testing that acts as a complement to your traditional testing services. Here's why you should use it.

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Sunil Sehgal