Project Management

Interviews

Your Own Cloud-Based Test Lab: An Interview with Leslie Segal

In a recent interview with Leslie Segal, we learned why seemingly attractive cloud-based performance and load testing tools aren't as beneficial as having your very own cloud-based test lab. You may rethink what's easiest or best for your team after hearing what Leslie has to say.

Noel Wurst
How to Not Test Everything: An Interview with Eric Jacobson

We sat down with Eric Jacobson, quality assurance manager at Turner Broadcast Systems, to learn more about why testers don't need to test everything on a project—no matter who taught them that they should. Eric shared some interesting ways to stop this potentially quality harming trend.

Noel Wurst
Scott Ross Building Trust and Culture in Teams: An Interview with Scott Ross

Scott Ross is presenting a session named "Leveraging Core Values for Healthier, More Productive Teams" at the 2012 Better Software Conference East. Scott shared with us the importance of maintaining a positive culture around development teams in order to keep everyone happy, healthy, and productive.

Noel Wurst
Mathew Bissett Testing Early and Often: An Interview with Matthew Bissett

In this interview, Matthew Bissett, the test manager responsible for the integration and testing of his area's flagship system for Her Majesty's Government, shares his thoughts with us on the importance of early testing in order to rapidly speed up software releases.

Noel Wurst
Agile software professional Linda Rising Effective Influence Strategies: An Interview with Linda Rising

The ability to influence others is an invaluable tool, especially for those in software. We had the opportunity to speak with Linda ahead of her upcoming presentation titled "Influence Strategies for Software Professionals" which she'll give at the Better Software Conference East.

Noel Wurst
Alan Page From One Expert to Another: Alan Page on Critical Thinking

Alan Page has done his share of hands-on testing and team management in his years at Microsoft (he's also the co-author of How We Test Software at Microsoft). Alan discusses the importance of honing your critical-thinking skills and offers some tips for out-of-box thinking.

Joey McAllister
Requirements Modeling: An Interview with Joy Beatty

Heather Shanholtzer interviewed Seilevel's Joy Beatty about the benefits of using visual modeling instead of traditional requirements documents and why writing good requirements might not be your best point of focus.

Heather Shanholtzer
Improving QA-Development Communication: An Interview with Amit Chopra

In this Sticky ToolLook interview, Microsoft senior program manager Amit Chopra takes a look at some of the common communication breakdowns between QA and development teams and offers suggestions for avoiding or repairing those situations.

Joey McAllister

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