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Improving Quality through Testing as part of Implementation

I do not want to shock you, but software often has bugs.  We may call these “features” or “known issues,” but in the end they are bugs.  These defects are just part of being human and trying to craft large and complex solutions.  Sometimes we make mistakes.  The challenge with these errors is finding and eradicating them whenever possible.  Thus, improving quality.  That is where testing comes in. Not a Popular Focus It is hard to argue that QA and …

Using Milestones For Project Communication and Success

One of the important parts of tracking project progress is defining milestones.  These are points during the project where the required tasks and the goals for time meet.  It only makes sense that the definition of milestones and how they are treated are an important part of project success. Defining Milestones Simplified Although these steps in the definition process are necessary, that does not mean they have to be complex.  Every project is different, but I have found these guidelines …

Contractors or Employees? Options for Growing Your Team

In building a team one of the first questions that need to be answered is whether you will use contractors or employees.  Although this decision may be dictated by circumstances, it is important to recognize the pros and cons of each.  In the spirit of full disclosure, I have been a contractor for most of the last decade. Let’s look at the positives of employees first Loyalty used to be a huge plus for employees, but that seems to be …