STARCANADA 2013 - Software Testing Conference

PRESENTATIONS

By
Janet Gregory, DragonFire Inc.

In her book Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams, Janet Gregory recommends using the automation pyramid as a model for test coverage. In the pyramid model, most automated tests are unit tests written and maintained by the programmers,and tests that execute...

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Rex Black, RBCS Inc.

One of the most challenging problems that test managers face involves implementing effective, meaningful, and insightful test metrics. Data and measures are the foundation of true understanding, but the misuse of metrics causes confusion, bad decisions, and demotivation. 

By
Jonathan Kohl, Kohl Concepts Inc.

As applications for smartphones and tablets become incredibly popular, organizations face increasing pressure to quickly and successfully deliver testing for these devices. When faced with a mobile testing project, many testers find it tempting to apply the same methods and techniques...

By
Michael Bolton, DevelopSense Inc.

Software testing is a highly technical, logical, rational effort. There's no place for squishy emotional stuff here. Not among professional testers. Or is there? Because of commitment, risk, schedule, and money, emotions can run high in software development and testing. It is easy to...

By
Rex Black, RBCS Inc.

Many smart, otherwise-capable testers sabotage their own careers by committing one or more of the deadly sins of testing: irrelevance/redundancy, ignorance of relevant skills, obstructionism, adversarialism, nit-picking, blindness to project/organizational priorities, and last-moment-ism.

By
Rob Sabourin, AmiBug.com

If testers sit passively through agile planning, important testing activities will be missed or glossed over. Testing late in the sprint becomes a bottleneck, quickly diminishing the advantages of agile development. However, testers can actively advocate for customers’ concerns while...

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Koray Yitmen, UXservices

To create better test cases, Koray Yitmen says you must know your users. And the path to better test case creation in usability testing starts with the segmentation and definition of users, a concept known as personas. Contrary to common market-wise segmentation that focuses on users'...

By
Fiona Charles, Quality Intelligence

Your test strategy is the design behind your plan—the set of big-picture ideas that embodies the overarching direction of your test effort. It captures the stakeholders’ values that will inspire, influence, and ultimately drive your testing.

By
Rob Sabourin, AmiBug.com

How can testers spend more time doing productive testing and waste less time preparing "useless" project documentation? Rob Sabourin employs whiteboarding techniques to enable faster, easier, and more powerful communication and collaboration—without all the paperwork. 

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