Project Management

Interviews

Agile coach Pat Arcady How to Manage Team Conflict in Your Organization: An Interview with Pat Arcady

Pat Arcady is an agile and executive coach with FreeStanding Agility. In this interview, Pat discusses ways conflict manifests itself in an organization, the importance of nonviolent communication, and a useful four-step protocol for achieving positive outcomes for all parties.

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Certified ScrumMaster Arlen Bankston On Agile Methods and the Rise of Lean Startup: An Interview with Arlen Bankston

Arlen Bankston is a lean six sigma master black belt and certified ScrumMaster trainer. In the following interview with StickyMinds editor Jonathan Vanian, Arlen discusses the rise of the Lean Startup movement, tools to capture customer feedback, and what constitutes good metrics.

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QA and test process improvement mentor Shaun Bradshaw Incentivizing Tester Behaviors, not Bounties: An Interview with Shaun Bradshaw
Podcast

Noel Wurst sits down with Shaun Bradshaw to discuss creative, and positivity-boosting ways to incentivize software testers' work. Shaun gives some great examples from his upcoming STARWEST keynote, "The Bounty Conundrum: Incentives for Testing," in this informative interview.

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Astroparticle physicist turned software tester Christin Wiedemann The Gamification of Software Testing—An Interview with Christin Wiedemann
Podcast

Christin Wiedemann describes how adding gamification to the workplace shouldn't be difficult in a world driven by gaming. Learn how creativity and team building are boosted by fun and trust.

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Application lifecycle management expert Stefano Rizzo Leverage Social Media for Requirements Gathering: An Interview with Stefano Rizzo
Podcast

Stefano Rizzo introduces the idea of using social media to encourage customers to get involved in the requirements gathering process. Learn how by introducing something that your customers are already contributing towards, you can capture the mood behind their true wants and needs.

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Software tester, conference speaker, and author Rick Craig Military Training for Software Professionals: An Interview with Rick Craig
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Does the training that enlisted military members receive give future testers and developers a better footing and education than can be found in a standard classroom? Rick Craig tells his story of transitioning from the military to the world of software testing.

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Marissa Muller gives tips to boost software testing performance Continuous Performance Improvement: An Interview with Marisa Müller

In this interview, Marisa Müller offers advice for anyone looking to boost performance improvement at either the personal or team level. Learn how to stay motivated on the never-ending quest of continuous improvement.

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Test Automation with Big Data: An Interview with Tarun Bhatia
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In this interview with Noel Wurst, Tarun Bhatia speaks from experience working with big data in order to create highly effective mobile automation test projects. Learn how thinking outside the box has helped Tarun, and how it can help your test team, too.

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Software professional and Open Space facilitator Steven Doc List Listen to What You're Saying!: An Interview with Steven "Doc" List

Steven "Doc" List and Noel Wurst sit down for what starts as a standard interview about communication skills but quickly evolves into a fascinating conversation that reveals a lot about what we're saying—and what we should be saying. You may be surprised at just how much you have to learn.

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Tim Lister Responsibly "Right" Requirements: An Interview with Tim Lister
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Tim Lister explains how getting the right requirements the first time from your stakeholders may not be easy, but it can be done, and it's worth the effort. Learn how with clear expectations, communication, and integral development, products can be delivered on time and to everyone's satisfaction.

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