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Growing into Leadership: An Interview with Peter Walen[interview]
Podcast

In this TechWell interview, senior software tester Peter Walen discusses what it takes to be a leader in the workplace. He digs into what it means to lead a team, the positive experiences that led to him becoming a better leader, and the mistakes that changed his perspective. 

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
Avoiding the Organizational Death Spiral[article]

The death spiral supersedes the death march in that the death march is a singular event, whereas the death spiral is systemic. It is the result of organizational dysfunction where teams march toward deadline after deadline without reflecting on or questioning if there is a better way to deliver software. There is! Take these positive steps.

Thomas Wessel's picture Thomas Wessel
From Proposal to Project: An Interview with Larry Putnam, Jr. [interview]
Video

Larry Putnam, Jr., Co-Chief Executive Officer at QSM, sits down to talk about the importance of the proposal when executing a successful project, five key questions that should be answered before any project starts, and how software estimation ties into the proposal process.

Considering the Value of Software Testers[article]

Many people think software testing is just about verifying from a checklist that functions do or do not appear. But what if more testers spent time looking at the product's behavior? Testers working with product owners, a development team, and other stakeholders can compare their understanding of the software and ask the crucial question, “Will this meet our needs?”

Pete Walen's picture Pete Walen
Ensuring the Performance of Mobile Apps—on Every Device and Network: An Interview with Steve Weisfeldt[interview]
Podcast

In this TechWell interview, Steve Weisfeldt digs into the degree to which the introduction of mobile devices has changed the testing landscape. New testing challenges have arisen thanks to the many different network configurations phones and tablets have introduced. 

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin

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