You are so close to the finish line. You might just keep this project on time and on the budget, after all. But then, just as you are about to plan for some relaxing downtime to celebrate your upcoming win… wait for it…BOOM. You walk into a pile of service desk tickets, all related to [...]
Did we just say dumpster fire? Why, yes, we did just say dumpster fire. If you raised your eyebrow at this moment wondering what precisely a dumpster fire is:Dumpster fire (dʌmpstər ˈfaɪər) – A recurring daily emergency that never gets fixed. Something stupid keeps happening.Oh, now you know what we’re talking about! If you identify empathetically [...]
Nobody wants to go there, and we pray we never have to make that call. If you’ve been running software projects for more than a day, you’ve probably had to make that call, and it’s usually not pretty. Here are some tips to reduce those moments.
Even the best-laid plans are subject to the whims of a bulldozer and circumstance. A perfect example being when a meticulously thought out project experiences a change that blows the plan apart. But what could some of those changes be? I’m so glad you asked.
Workplace culture not only affects morale, but also productivity, problem resolution, and your bottom line. Here’s how you assess your culture an some ideas to make improvements.
Let’s broaden our scope beyond a project or software testing and discuss the health of your organization. It doesn’t matter one lick what kind of business you’re in, and I think you will discover several aspects of this article that apply directly to you and your organization.First. Risk is real, and that’s because things happen [...]
Working with a rural (onshore) testing team brings a very different experience than working with an offshore staffing agency, and there are many benefits to onshoring your testing work. In this blog, we’ll be talking about two benefits, in particular, the ability of the onshore team to provide better defect prevention and process improvement.It starts [...]
As you ponder between the two models, here are some distinctions between the two that will help you determine which model will best benefit the needs of your organization.
Pay it now or pay it later, quality testers make a significant difference in the long run.
Hidden costs to your budget that aren’t included in that overseas proposal.