Monthly Archives: August 2013

Disposable ninjas

A few months ago, I discussed a project that had gone awry. Things got bad and in the end, they did what most teams in this position would do: They blamed it on the contractors and fired them. Of course … Continue reading

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Why don’t we have more documentation? (part 2)

In part 1, I talked about the variety of audiences who use documentation. This variety of different audiences/roles makes it pretty hard to produce documentation that will meet everyone’s needs. However, it really all comes down to ROI.  If your … Continue reading

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Value of an Education

Several years ago, I was talking with a guy about jobs and education.  He seemed a little disgusted at the fact that I had a good job with good pay simply because of some piece of paper that I bought … Continue reading

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What to look for in a software tester

This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. I started my career as a software tester. I did this through the co-op program at U of M – Dearborn and when I graduated, this was my … Continue reading

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How to not fail

Through my career, I have seen many projects succeed and a few fail.  Naturally, the ones that failed were, in no way, my fault.  That probably goes without saying. As I look back on the ones that failed, I can … Continue reading

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