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What to Do When Agile Isn’t an Option

What to Do When Agile Isn’t an Option

This is a guest post by Dee Ann Pizzica. Almost every organization where I’ve worked in the past 15 years would describe themselves as an agile shop. Yet somehow every experience I’ve had with teams throughout my career looked slightly different, even though we all...
Are You a Good Agile Leader?

Are You a Good Agile Leader?

This is a guest post by Nishi Grover Garg. Agile leaders are supposed to get the maximum amount of quality work done with minimum control of the situation. The team constantly needs support and guidance while remaining independent and self-motivated. How do you get...
Reporting Up: Fostering Communication That Builds Trust

Reporting Up: Fostering Communication That Builds Trust

This is a guest post by Dee Ann Pizzica. Have you ever been frustrated because you’re in the middle of a project, you’re working hard, and every time you turn around someone in leadership is asking you how things are going? It may be your manager, a team lead or the...
A Manager’s First Job

A Manager’s First Job

This is a guest post by Johanna Rothman Help people learn how to solve problems, not solve the problems for them. Many managers got promoted to management because they were excellent at the technical part of the job. But, the management role isn’t in the work...
Quality and Testing

Quality and Testing

This is a guest post by Peter G Walen. Software Quality Assurance, Software Testing, and Quality Control. All the same, right? We hear people bandy the phrases about. We hear them interchangeably. Sometimes we find them pointedly at odds with each other. Which is the...