test methodologies

Conference Presentations

Web and Mobile App Accessibility Testing

If a website or mobile app is not accessible to all potential visitors, is it truly a quality product? Services, products, information, and entertainment on the web and mobile devices can be made available to millions of consumers with vision, hearing, or motor control difficulties by...

Nancy Kastl, SPR Consulting
Metrics Program Implementation: Pitfalls and Successes

When we talk about product quality, test team efficiency, and productivity, we always talk numbers. However, very few companies implement metrics programs in a way that supports solid decision making. Many have tried and failed, leaving a negative impression of metrics. Kris Kosyk explains...

Kris Kosyk, SoftServe
Avoid Testing Mistakes or Really Bad Things Can Happen

In our work we assess the quality of software to give well-grounded advice on the “go live” decision. We test software to prevent bad things from happening to users once the software is deployed. However, in some cases, the mere act of testing breaches safety barriers and can put companies...

Bart Knaack, Professional Testing
Unleashing the Creative Mind of the Test Engineer

Do we each have a natural capacity for creativity? Can creativity be learned or enhanced? How do we ignite inventiveness? To be competitive in today’s world, it’s important to creatively respond to unanticipated challenges, make new connections, and adapt and continually improve...

Audrey Marak, AmerisourceBergen Corporation
The Future of the Software Testing Profession

The world of testers and test managers—like most professions—continues to evolve. Some say the more things change, the more things stay the same; others say that testing as a profession is dying. These divergent views raise compelling questions. Are we approaching the era of minimal...

Mike Sowers
Mindmaps: Lightweight Documentation for Testing

Quality starts with requirements. In small to mid-size companies, it is not uncommon for the communication chain to be broken. Florin Ursu shares ways to avoid miscommunication through a streamlined process in which requirements are communicated to both developers and testers...

Florin Ursu, DMEautomotive
Designing a Robust Test Strategy for Mobile Apps

Every day thousands of mobile apps are built, and many are released with poor quality. Dozens of new mobile devices become available every day. Immense pressure mounts on organizations to test mobile apps with shorter go-to-market cycles. Mobile app testing becomes overwhelming...

Parimala Hariprasad, Amadeus Software Labs India Pvt. Ltd
Risk-Based Testing for Agile Projects

Many projects implicitly use some kind of risk-based approach for prioritizing testing activities. However, critical testing decisions should be based on a product risk assessment process using key business drivers as its foundation. For agile projects, this assessment should be both...

Erik van Veenendaal, Improve IT Services BV
Continuous Testing in the Cloud

Are you looking to fulfill the promise of continuous delivery (CD), a process that accelerates the release of software through automation and the practice of continuous integration (CI)? Chris Broesamle can help with that. Explore how to create a full CD solution entirely in the cloud...

Chris Broesamle, Sauce Labs
Measuring Quality: Testing Metrics and Trends in Practice

In today's fast-paced IT world, companies follow “best” testing trends and practices with the assumption that, by applying these methodologies, their product quality will improve. But that does not always happen. Why? Liana Gevorgyan questions and defines, in the language of metrics...

Liana Gevorgyan, Infostretch Corporation


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