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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)

Technical Document Review - Microsoft Word is Not a Review Tool

In many development organizations, software developers use Microsoft Word to communicate and gain consensus on important information, such as requirements, specifications, test and validation plans,... ... (more)

5 Steps to Reach Nirvana in the Cloud by Balancing the Yin and Yang

The Cloud presents many interesting opportunities for changing how business and IT function. An almost endless, instant capacity; no hardware to buy, rack, configure or manage; and a pay only for... ... (more)

10 Ways to Improve Your Professional Writing

Chances are that you spend much of your day writing. Whether it’s crafting a project update report or sending an email, your written communications are often a big part of your professional life.... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intuitquickbase & Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106377964303068533661/+quickbase ... (more)

8 Tips for Building Team Trust

Trust is a key element of a high performing team. When team members trust each other, energy and resources are spent on productive collaboration rather than doubt, suspicion, and interpersonal... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intuitquickbase & Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106377964303068533661/+quickbase ... (more)