Building Software Project Teams

  • October 15, 2008 15 Oct'08

    Does certification really matter?

    If you want to move ahead in your career, certifications have to be on your radar. But you should learn the material rather than just focusing whatever it takes to pass the test.

  • July 21, 2008 21 Jul'08

    Grab your career by the horns

    You can't rely on others to manage your career. It's up to you to mold it and make it what you want it to be. Michelle LaBrosse outlines some ways to get started.

  • June 02, 2008 02 Jun'08

    Beyond 'Just Do It': Manager's guide to completing projects

    Once a project is in motion, many things can slow it down -- feature creep, project changes, poor team dynamics. Michelle LaBrosse explains how to eliminate such problems.

  • March 18, 2008 18 Mar'08

    Ten ways project management can move your career forward

    Project managers have skills that most employers are looking for. Michelle LaBross explains what they are and how to use them to get your career into high gear.

  • March 17, 2008 17 Mar'08

    Is there really an IT labor shortage in the U.S.?

    Last week we heard again from IT executives saying there's a shortage of IT workers in the U.S. Is there really or are U.S. companies looking for cheap labor overseas.

  • January 15, 2008 15 Jan'08

    Techniques for successful software test teams

    Challenges abound when managing a test team. Judy McKay, author of Managing the Test People, talks about those challenges, how to maintain morale, and how to break down the wall between developers and testers.

  • January 07, 2008 07 Jan'08

    Seven ways to keep your software projects in motion

    Speed and efficiency are essential for software development projects. If you find your project losing momentum, Michelle LaBrosse suggests trying these project accelerators.

  • December 12, 2007 12 Dec'07

    Time for colleges, managers to focus on software testing

    Often new recruits don't understand the importance of software testing, let alone know how to test. Colleges and managers need to make changes so that testing gets equal treatment.

  • November 12, 2007 12 Nov'07

    Experience, skills worth more than certification

    A person's experience, skills, overall education and personality are worth more than a piece of paper that says they passed a certification exam

  • August 16, 2007 16 Aug'07

    How poor management skills jeopardize software quality

    Software quality suffers when IT managers poorly communicate with their team and make decisions based on their own self-serving interests.

  • June 28, 2007 28 Jun'07

    Project managers' evolving role in software development

    As software development changes, project managers roles must also evolve. Project managers need to adapt to a process that values coaching over "command and control" leadership.

  • June 25, 2007 25 Jun'07

    Project managers in demand

    First Forrester Research said it, and now CIOs are speaking out about it. Project managers are in demand.

  • June 22, 2007 22 Jun'07

    Agile expert Jim Highsmith to teach Agile University courses

    Jim Highsmith, a recognized leader in the Agile project management and software development movement, will offer public courses through Agile University.

  • March 26, 2007 26 Mar'07

    Application security the goal of initiatives from SANS and SPI Dynamics

    Educating programmers about application security is the focus of a campaign being launched by the SANS Institute and SPI Dynamics. A certification exam and workshops will be conducted as part of the campaign.

  • March 13, 2007 13 Mar'07

    Mix of IT, business skills pays off for IT workers

    Compensation is rising for IT workers who have a mix of IT skills and business skills. The top paying certified skill is Web development, while the top noncertified skill is knowledge of enterprise business applications, according to Foote Partners ...