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  • The telecommunications company needed to invest in technology that would support the services side of its business, which had been run on outdated applications.

  • With an estimated 90 percent of agile teams using Scrum around the world, this framework for managing complex projects has become, for many enterprises, the de facto standard in agile team organization. It’s not a surprise, then, that according to both Glassdoor and LinkedIn, scrum master is one of the hottest tech jobs in 2017. Yet, even with high adoption rates and broad awareness, there are still many misconceptions that pop up and impact the ability of Scrum teams to be effective. Many of the common myths about Scrum arise from a poor understanding of the "Scrum Guide," and even more often, from not having read the guide at all. These misconceptions could impact teams that have implemented Scrum, or even worse, they could prevent an organization from adopting Scrum because managers believe many of these misconceptions. The following slideshow features 10 of the most common Scrum myths from Professional Scrum Trainers (PST’s) located around the world, along with their counter-arguments explaining why these misconceptions are baseless.

  • Software testing is an increasingly important part of nearly every business because of growing automation in many industries, as well as the need for an online storefront and mobile presence. It's critical to confirm that a software application's functions operate in conformance with their behavioral requirement specifications. To assess the state of the testing industry and its evolution, QualiTest analyzed hundreds of thousands of LinkedIn profiles of software testers from around the globe. It sorted the aggregated data by country, gender, job skills, education levels, titles and more. The resulting report, "The Global State of Software Testers," captures a snapshot of today's trends. Among the findings: Male testers outnumber females globally by almost two to one, China has the highest percentage of female testers, and the United Kingdom has the smallest percentage. The most testers work in the high-tech industry, with the majority of them involved with information technology services and computer software. In the manufacturing industry, a distant second, most testers work in the automotive sector. Large companies dominate the field: More than half the testing population works at companies with more than 1,000 employees. Taken together, the study's results give a glimpse into the future of software testing and career opportunities for testers.