How do we build more reliable, complex systems in a way that is both pragmatic and economically feasible? Many of the DevOps practices provide the key to building better software that can be maintained, upgraded, and supported from its first installation to its eventual retirement when the system is no longer required.
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Software development teams think nothing about reusing code, but what about requirements? The benefits include faster delivery, lower development costs, consistency across and within applications, fewer defects, and reduced rework.
What do you consider the role of product owner in an agile development project to be? Bob presents a compelling perspective that a product owner has four distinct critical roles that can prove impactful to a team's success.
David introduces a unique approach for application usability testing. Each letter of the memorable "CAN I USE THIS"? will assist with test idea generation.
Studies have shown that leading organizations frequently have less than successful results when incorporating significant changes. Kris presents useful advice dealing with staff, communication, and what to do for the long term after the change takes place.
In this installment of FAQ, SQE Trainer Bob Payne and consultant Ryan Olivett answer one of the questions students ask them most often.
More companies are adopting project management offices, and with that additional oversight and structure, their impact can often miss the mark. Tony explains that a "kick in the pants" might be necessary for a PMO to get staff buy-in that delivers successful project results.
Can you take the best practices of agile and apply them to your personal life? You bet you can. Johanna Rothman writes on how she manages her personal project portfolio the same way she advise other people to manage their work project portfolios.
Hiring people for any role on an agile team (manager, ScrumMaster, product owner, team member, or architect) is challenging. Even though candidates might be able to answer your questions and prove their C++ programming skills, what you really want are people who are competent and capable, work well with others, and will fit in with your team.
In this installment of FAQ, SQE Trainer Arlen Bankston answers one of the questions students ask him most often.