Uncharted Waters:

April, 2015

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April 27, 2015  9:44 AM

The Age Issue

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser

Two programmers in...</p>
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April 23, 2015  1:18 PM

What Does “Done” Really Mean?

Michael Larsen Michael Larsen Profile: Michael Larsen

It's been with me now for about three years. It was a gift from my friend Elisabeth Hendrickson when I participated in an Agile event she was hosting. Since then, it's been a talisman of sorts, and today, it goes with me everywhere I can take it.


April 20, 2015  11:44 AM

Surviving Layoffs

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman

One argument for choosing a full time day job over independent work or running your own business is stability. Having a full time job means you aren't in the wilderness hunting new clients every few months, and you will get a paycheck every couple of weeks even when work slows down a little bit....


April 20, 2015  10:02 AM

Two Types of Power

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
Business strategy, Contract negotiations

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April 16, 2015  3:58 PM

Maybe I Should Drive

Michael Larsen Michael Larsen Profile: Michael Larsen

In the life of an organization, there is the inevitable changes; people come and go, products get updated and old products get phased out. It's a common occurrence, and one that usually can be dealt with in a reasonable manner. Often, we have someone in a position, typically because they have...


April 13, 2015  9:37 AM

Two Weeks Working From Home

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman

Last Friday marked my second full week of working as a contracting software tester from my house. A while ago, I worked from my home office for 2 years while working for a completely distributed company. We had an office space where the VCs were located, but that was really for show. No one...


April 6, 2015  7:38 PM

Are Technical Interviews Helpful

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman

One of the last things I did before departing my last full time position was helping out with interviews of potential candidates to fill my shoes when I was gone. There was only one real candidate, getting testers in Nashville, or anywhere really, can be difficult. A few of us spoke with the...


April 2, 2015  8:23 AM

Gone Independent

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman

Today is the second day of my life as a full-time independent (contracting / consulting) software tester. There has been about 4 years of build up to this that involved getting better at what I do and expanding that skill set to other marketable areas, reading about sales, finance and marketing,...


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