test methodologies

Conference Presentations

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to User Acceptance Testing
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On large enterprise projects, the user acceptance test (UAT) is often envisioned to be a grand event where the users accept the software, money is paid, and the congratulations and...

Randy Rice, Rice Consulting Services, Inc.
Testing Lessons Learned from Monty Python
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And now for something completely different...

Rob Sabourin, AmiBug.com
Video: Principles Before Practices: Transform Your Testing by Understanding Key Concepts
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It’s one thing to be exposed to new techniques from conferences and training courses, but it’s quite another thing to apply them in real life. A major reason is that people tend to...

Randy Rice, Rice Consulting Services, Inc.
Rapid Software Testing: Strategy
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A test strategy is the set of ideas that guides your test design. It's what explains why you test this instead of that, and why you test this way instead of that way. Strategic thinking...

James Bach, Satisfice, Inc.
Patterns of Automation: Simplify Your Test Code
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Many organizations are introducing test automation only to discover it is more difficult than they anticipated. The fact is that good test automation requires good coding practices...

Jeff "Cheezy" Morgan, LeanDog
The Three Pillars Approach to Your Agile Test Strategy
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Far too often, agile transformations focus just on development teams, agile frameworks, or technical practices as adoption strategies unfold. Often the testing activity and the testing...

Bob Galen, Velocity Partners
Root Cause Analysis for Software Testers
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In many cases, we choose solutions to problems without sufficient analysis of the underlying causes. This results in implementing a cover-up of the symptoms rather than a solution to...

Alon Linetzki, Best-Testing
Measurement and Metrics for Test Managers
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To be most effective, test managers must develop and use metrics to help direct the testing effort and make informed recommendations about the software’s release readiness and...

Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering
Bugfest!
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Know any testers who have bugs opened more than a year ago and still sitting in their defect queue? More than two years ago? Three? The fact is that many software development efforts...

Shaun Bradshaw, Zenergy Technologies, Inc.
Twelve Tips for Becoming a More Professional Tester
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Many testers feel that their organizations do not treat them with the same level of  professionalism and respect that their development peers receive. Testers attribute this to the...

Joel Montvelisky, PractiTest

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