Quantity beats quality

Why quantity beats (and creates) quality

Belle Beth Cooper
April 05, 2017

If you asked me anytime in the past few years about whether I thought quantity or quality was more important, I would have said hands down, quality. With the internet making it easier than ever for more people to create and share their work, there...

Learn to love networking

How you can learn to love networking

Belle Beth Cooper
March 06, 2017

Working in the tech industry, I know networking is important. I've seen a whole host of benefits from the networking I've done in the past, including: Finding new clients as a freelancer Finding a new full-time job Help with spreading the word...

Persuade people

The best ways to persuade people

Belle Beth Cooper
January 25, 2017

I get really nervous about asking people for things. I hate confrontation, and I find it uncomfortable to ask for a favor or to try to persuade someone of my point of view. It turns out, I'm not alone. Most people don't like asking others for favors...

Tetris high score

QA in Software Engineering

Thomas Carney
January 09, 2017

"tetris" by Nicolas Esposito, CC BY 2.0 When software crashes, you are increasingly likely to lose more than your high score in Tetris. Our cars, our airplanes, and health care systems all rely more and more on software. As Marc Andreessen says,...

Setting sprints planio

How Software AG Implements Scrum using Planio

Alexander Lemm
November 23, 2016

We are a happy Planio customer using a customized Enterprise Planio instance since 2010. Initially, our consulting division used it to collaborate with our own customers in projects. Soon, other departments like Sales and R&D discovered it and leveraged...

Rethink spare time

Why you should rethink how you spend your spare time

Belle Beth Cooper
October 27, 2016

We spend a considerable amount of our lives looking forward to our spare time. We watch the clock during the workday, we count down the days until our next holiday, we look forward to Friday nights and dread Monday mornings. But despite our yearning...

Finding focus

Finding Focus: The Hard Thing About Doing Hard Work

Thomas Carney
October 19, 2016

Take Pam. She’s a back-end developer at a startup revolutionizing the pet industry by creating robot dog sitters for the highflying pet owner. It’s exciting stuff that has the potential to endlessly entertain pets everywhere. A quick recap of her...