test management

Conference Presentations

Gamification in Assurance: The Future of QA and Testing Workspace
Video

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
Eliminate the Testing Swiss Cheese Syndrome
Video

Test plans and test coverage often resemble Swiss cheese—full of holes in high risk areas of code. And teams may be unaware because they lack sufficient visibility into what areas of...

Rich Newman, Coverity
Breaking Bad (Practices)—Testing Your Mobile App
Video

Untested mobile applications are extremely unlikely to survive beyond the walls of your lab.  Let’s spend some time together exploring the very entertaining world of mobile app...

Kelly Emo, HP
Achieving Test Automation Critical Mass with Action Based Testing
Video

Despite advances in testing, the reality is that companies often automate less than 30 percent of their functional tests. By practicing Action Based Testing (ABT) you can take your...

John Kane
The Unfortunate Triumph of Process over Purpose
Slideshow

As a test manager, James Christie experienced two divergent views of a single project. The official version claimed that planning and documentation were excellent, with problems discovered during test execution being managed effectively. In fact, the project had no useful plans, so testers...

James Christie, Claro Testing
Functional Testing with Domain-Specific Languages
Slideshow

Developing high-quality software requires effective communication among various project stakeholders. Business analysts must elicit customer needs and capture them as requirements, which developers then transform into working software. Software test engineers collaborate with business...

Tariq King, Ultimate Software
Being Creative: A Visual Testing Workshop
Slideshow

The reality is that technology is complicated. As testers, we are challenged with complicated problems that need solving. Andy Glover presents a hands-on workshop that describes a new way of looking at testing problems and ideas. Andy demonstrates how thinking with pictures can...

Andy Glover, Exco InTouch
Testing Cloud Services
Slideshow

Cloud computing is rapidly changing the way systems are developed, tested, and deployed. New system hosting capabilities—software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS)—are forcing us to review and revise our testing processes. At the same...

Martin Pol, Polteq Testing Services BV, and Jeroen Mengerink, Polteq Testing Services B.V.
Before You Test Your System, Test Your Assumptions
Slideshow

Do you find yourself discussing with your peers what you think the system you’re building should do? Do you argue over what the users want? Do discussions wind up in a heated debate? This result indicates that no shared understanding exists about the system. With a lack of...

Aaron Sanders, Agile Coach
The Test Manager’s Role in Agile: Balancing the Old and the New
Slideshow

What do test managers do? In traditional organizations, they assign people to projects, oversee the testers’ progress, provide feedback, and perhaps offer coaching to people who want it. Test managers are the go-to people when you don't know how to do something—not because they know...

Mary Thorn, ChannelAdvisor

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