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Pushing Back against Database Drift[article]

You might know the phenomenon of database drift as version creep—or simply that sinking feeling when the production system isn’t in the state you expect it to be. If you’re having drift problems, the odds are that there’s a technical, process, or change management issue somewhere farther up the chain.

Roger Hart's picture Roger Hart
The Danger of Testing "Only" Stories[magazine]

Finding defects late is a common issue when teams don't consider levels of precision or detail. You must take into account how stories and features fit into the system. Janet Gregory tells you how you should remember the big picture—even while testing the small stuff.

Janet Gregory's picture Janet Gregory
Implementing Integrated ALM Solutions: A Comprehensive Guide[article]

Even with the increasing availability of highly effective integrated ALM solutions, lots of companies are still using a fragmented software ecosystem they have adopted over the years. This article explores the benefits of and the costs associated with migrating to an integrated system in order to maximize efficiency.

Kristof Horvath's picture Kristof Horvath
Leveraging Automated Testing to Improve Product Quality[magazine]

Improving product quality is often a very difficult task for even the best software development organizations. Rajini says the additional benefits of automation include benchmarking, code scanning analysis, end-to-end test cases, and compatibility validation.

Rajini Padmanaban's picture Rajini Padmanaban
Introspection and the Postmortem[article]

How you handle a postmortem depends on your leadership approach, the culture of your organization, and, of course, your own personal strengths. This article will consider how positive psychology can help you conduct more effective postmortems that lead to process improvements and more effective organizations.

Leslie  Sachs's picture Leslie Sachs

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