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This is the fourth installment of blogs regarding the Top 5 Agile Testing Challenges. Now that Agile development is mainstream and each day more teams are migrating from Waterfall to Agile development, it's important to understand how this methodology shift impacts testing teams. This blog is the first in a series of blogs where I will break down the common challenges that Agile testing teams face and talk about how to solve them. For those that aren't familiar with the differences between Agile and Waterfall development, here is a quick refresher: Agile development introduces time-boxed development, where development cycles (called Sprints) are shorter and limited in scope. Agile sprints are normally 2 weeks to a month in duration whereas Waterfall development cycles are normally many months. Agile development introduces continuous integration, which means that cod... (more)

5 Ways to Build Your Online Reputation

Your first impression is no longer a handshake and a smile – it’s a search for your name on Google. Based on the first few results for... Follow us! Twitter: @IntuitQuickBase & Google+: +QuickBase ... (more)

How to Get Past No – 5 Steps to a Breakthrough Negotiation

In their famous book, Getting to Yes, Roger Fisher and William Ury provided a negotiation strategy that has become standard for coming to mutually... Follow us! Twitter: @IntuitQuickBase & Google+: +QuickBase ... (more)

6 Reasons Why You Should Make a Lateral Career Move

You can get ahead at work by moving sideways instead of up. Most employees aren’t willing to move into a different department or group unless they are making more money or have a fancier title... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intuitquickbase & Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106377964303068533661/+quickbase ... (more)

Kyle’s Updated Near Zero Inbox Recipe for Getting Things Done

I’m sure that many of you agree that Email has become the strange necessary evil of the workplace. Many of us go so far as to wrongly consider email to be the most efficient way to communicate for... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intuitquickbase & Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106377964303068533661/+quickbase ... (more)