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The Danger of Testing "Only" Stories[magazine]

In this FAQ article, Janet Gregory explores ways to avoid finding defects right before or after your product release.

Janet Gregory's picture Janet Gregory
Understanding the Bash Vulnerability: An Interview with Richard Cassidy[interview]

In this interview, Alert Logic's senior solutions architect, Richard Cassidy, goes into detail about the recent Bash vulnerability that's affecting many people. He describes who's at risk, where it came from, and its similarities to Heartbleed.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
Myth 34: You’re Empowered Because I Say You Are[article]

Do your managers truly own their decision making or are they only "empowered" to come to you for approval of every idea and dollar spent? If you don't trust your team leaders to make decisions, how can you expect stakeholders to? Setting boundaries and defining expectations are two ways to empower managers and encourage initiative, giving them the opportunity to gain your trust.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Methods for Changing a Workplace Culture[article]

When confronted with a culture problem inherent in your workplace, you have a few options about what to do. Each tactic has advantages and challenges. This article examines real-world business instances of what went wrong, what was done about it, and the ultimate reaction to the method of change applied.

Jeremy Carey-Dressler's picture Jeremy Carey-Dressler
Executives’ Influence on Agile: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: An Interview with Steve Davi[interview]
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In this interview, Steve Davi talks about how executives can actually harm a company's agile transition. He covers how executives can and should take on a different role when agile is being adopted, and explains how employees can help the executive get engaged in the right way. 

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin

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