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The Value of Quality Assurance: Part 2

As you learned in Part 1 of the Value of Quality Assurance (QA) blog series, QA roles have evolved from software testing to true quality assurance. This means that projects can see huge benefits by including QA Engineers in all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including the Requirements and Design Phase. Historically you may not have had QA resources engaged during...
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Happy New Year from sdg

During the final weeks of 2016, sdg volunteers rang bells for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign and collected toys for the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots drive again this holiday season. We had nearly 30 volunteers take shifts ringing bells for the Salvation Army last week. For the sixth year in a row, we were stationed in downtown Minneapolis and had a lot of generous people...
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Communication is Easy: True or False?

Not everyone is tech savvy. For some of us, this is easy to forget. Those of us who write code for a living must learn to think like computers, machines which behave in a reasonable fashion when explicitly instructed to do so; less so when presented with ambiguity. Machines do not ask questions when the intent of the programmer is unclear because for the machine, it never is. This strange...
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Digital Transformation: Customer Engagement

Helping a business grow and evolve in the face of technological change has never been easy. Today’s business executives and thought leaders find themselves riding an unprecedented wave of innovation that shows no sign of abating. We have entered a deflationary period with respect to information technology as the price of computer cycles, communication, and collaboration plummets thanks to the...
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Teamwork: A Partnership Between Teammates and Leaders

We’ve all heard the clichés such as, “There’s no ‘I’ in TEAM,” or “We’re all stronger than the sum of our parts.” Some leaders will throw around trite expressions, while others will simply throw a bunch of people in a room and tell them to get it done or heads will roll. Others may have a more deliberate approach such as selecting members of a team based on their personality profiles, skill...
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