No one person can know everything and needs to rely on the talents of others to be successful in a role, on a project, or in the marketplace. With the increasing pace of change, trusting each other - and unleashing talent - is critical.
As software testers, it is very important to be able to understand your emotions. They can be a great heuristic which can guide your testing. But it is more than just that; understanding your emotions and the effect that they can have on others who you work with in your team is a key skill for all team members. One’s position within a team is often dictated by how well one can interact with others in the team. People who express extreme emotional reactions to events, particularly in cultures where this is not normal behaviour, risk becoming isolated and ineffective. This can be a particular problem for testers who are typically fewer in number, and frequently perceived to be the bearers of bad news. Paul’s behaviour above is not the best way for anyone to act.
Nearly every aspect of human life could be improved by better listening -- from family matters to corporate business affairs to international relations. Most of us are terrible listeners. We're such poor listeners, in fact, that we don't know how much we're missing. The following are eight common barriers to good listening, with suggestions for overcoming each.
We created this set of questions to help corporate managers select Agile-experienced consultants and candidate employees for project work. Assembling a team of qualified Agile people is one thing, but the fact that some Agile practices and principles mean different things to different people makes it even harder to succeed in staffing your initiatives.
Increasing the effectiveness of workers in a software development organization can often be done by introducing some surprisingly simple practices. However, manager-subordinate relations and a history of less than pleasant management interventions can make workers to afraid of interventions to improve their effectiveness. Using an allegorical story based on various experiences and Diagrams of Effects, this article investigates actions that can be undertaken to empower someone in a subordinate position to improve his or her effectiveness.
The aim of the Pomodoro Technique is to provide a simple tool/process for improving productivity (your own and that of your team) which is able to do the following: * Alleviate anxiety linked to becoming * Enhance focus and concentration by cutting down on interruptions * Increase awareness of your decisions * Boost motivation and keep it constant * Bolster the determination to achieve your goals * Refine the estimation process, both in qualitative and quantitative terms * Improve your work or study process * Strengthen your determination to keep on applying yourself in the face of complex situations
If one wants to improve software quality, one ought to analyse not only the quality of the software products but also the production process itself. The work situation of software developers has been analysed in an empirical and interdisciplinary study; its major results are reported here.
This article tells you about the real skills a web developer needs. You might be surprised that the majority of them have nothing to do with writing code and more to do with dealing with people and knowing yourself.