quality management

Conference Presentations

We Need It by the End of the Year: What's Your Estimate?
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Letting good estimates made by smart people be overwhelmed by the strong desires of powerful people is a cardinal sin of project management. Accurate estimates are the foundation of all critical project decisions regarding staffing, functionality, delivery date, and budget. How do we...

Tim Lister, Atlantic Systems Guild, Inc.
Putting Quality in the Driver’s Seat with DevOps and ATDD
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Capital One has a highly integrated environment, creating many dependencies for its agile teams. As a result, the teams faced prolonged and increasingly more difficult sprints over time, and did not realize expected improvements in time to market. As Capital One Technology worked through...

Adam Auerbach, Capital One
Service Virtualization: Speed Up Delivery and Improve Quality
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“We could not test this because…” Every technology professional has experienced issues during system testing when unit testing was overlooked or cut short. Every project team has hit roadblocks during system testing when dependent systems or complicated data have been unavailable...

Anne Hungate, DIRECTV, and Robb Kelman, DIRECTV
Quality Principles for Today's "Glueware"—Testing Web Services, Libraries, and Frameworks
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In the past, developers knew every line of code in their applications. They designed it, wrote it, tested it, and controlled it. Today’s applications are far different. Rather than written, they are often assembled―from program language libraries, third-party frameworks, encapsulated...

Julie Gardiner, Redmind
Leading a QA Organization in Today's World
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Leading a QA organization is not what it once was. Software and technology are exponentially more complex. The workforce is global. There are a variety of testing techniques and areas of focus. Tons of tools are available that help in a range of ways. Expectations of delivering quality...

Joe Byrne, Ellie Mae
Gamification in Assurance: The Future of QA and Testing Workspace
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Quality Assurance and Testing is an interesting and challenging profession. As custodians of the business, we are responsible for assuring both the business and the end customer experience. Even though some testing activities have become mundane and repetitive, testing...

Kannan Subramaniam, Comcast, and Prasad MK, TCS
Continuous Testing and New Tools for Automation
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Learn how you can create a full continuous integration solution entirely in the cloud using GitHub, Selenium, Sauce Labs, and Travis CI. Michael Redman will show you how to take...

Michael Redman, Sauce Labs
Using DevOps to Improve Software Quality in the Cloud
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DevOps is gaining popularity as a way to quickly and successfully deploy new software. With all the emphasis on deployment, software quality can sometimes be overlooked. In order to understand how DevOps and software testing mesh, Jeff Payne demonstrates a fully implemented...

Jeff Payne, Coveros, Inc.
Building Quality In: Adopting the Tester’s Mindset
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When trying to improve the development process, agile and lean transformations often start by focusing on engineering. Product management and development get a lot of attention; however, tester is not one of the defined Scrum roles. Despite the attention given to automated tests...

Stephen Vance, Stellar Advances
The Role of Testing: Quality Police or Quality Communicator?
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An underwear advertisement in 1985 featured the dedicated and thorough Inspector 12 saying, “They don't say Hanes until I say they say Hanes.” Historically, software testers have been called on to perform a similar role―preventing defective products from reaching customers. However...

Mike Duskis, 10-4 Systems

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