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Usability Testing with "CAN I USE THIS?"[magazine]

David introduces a unique approach for application usability testing. Each letter of the memorable "CAN I USE THIS"? will assist with test idea generation.

David Greenlees's picture David Greenlees
Moving Beyond the Backlog: The Four Quadrants of Product Ownership[magazine]

What do you consider the role of product owner in an agile development project to be? Bob presents a compelling perspective that a product owner has four distinct critical roles that can prove impactful to a team's success.

Bob Galen's picture Bob Galen
Requirements Reuse: Fantasy or Feasible?[magazine]

Software development teams think nothing about reusing code, but what about requirements? The benefits include faster delivery, lower development costs, consistency across and within applications, fewer defects, and reduced rework.

Karl E. Wiegers's picture Karl E. Wiegers Joy Beatty
Using DevOps to Develop Reliable Software[magazine]

How do we build more reliable, complex systems in a way that is both pragmatic and economically feasible? Many of the DevOps practices provide the key to building better software that can be maintained, upgraded, and supported from its first installation to its eventual retirement when the system is no longer required.

Bob  Aiello's picture Bob Aiello Leslie Sachs
PMO 2.0: Rebooting the IT Project Management Office[magazine]

More companies are adopting project management offices, and with that additional oversight and structure, their impact can often miss the mark. Tony explains that a "kick in the pants" might be necessary for a PMO to get staff buy-in that delivers successful project results.

Tony McClain's picture Tony McClain
iOS Test Automation: The Trifecta[presentation]

In this agile world, as the expectations for rapid mobile application development and delivery get shorter every day, the users’ patience with a buggy app has become almost nonexistent. Elizabeth Taylor shares how to reduce iOS application testing time and gain confidence in your...

Elizabeth Taylor, Digimarc
Don’t Go over the Waterfall: Keep Agile Testing Agile[presentation]
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All too often an agile iteration resembles a mini-waterfall cycle with developers coding for the duration of the iteration and then throwing code “over the wall” to the test team. This results in the all-too-familiar “test squeeze” with testers often testing code after the iteration has...

Aaron Barrett, Infusionsoft
Courage and Freedom in Exploratory Testing[presentation]

Exploratory testing (ET) consists of simultaneous learning, test design, test execution, and optimization. Most people are able to adopt the outward behaviors of ET but struggle to adopt an ET mindset. Griffin Jones explains that this mindset requires reflecting on four basic questions...

Griffin Jones, Congruent Compliance
Discovering New Test Ideas: Getting that Burst of Creativity[presentation]
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Feel your testing’s stuck in a rut? Looking for new ways to discover test ideas? Wondering if your testers have constructive methods to discover different approaches for testing? In this interactive session, Karen Johnson explains how to use heuristics to find new ideas. After a brief...

Karen N. Johnson, Software Test Management, Inc.
What Executives Value in Testing[presentation]
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Professional testers and test managers are feeling the pressures of low-cost competition and tools that claim to replace them through automation. So, how can test teams add more value to their projects and organization? In a recent survey of executives and testers, Mike Kelly and Jeanette...

Michael Kelly, DeveloperTown & Jeanette Thebeau, Ex2 Partners
Exploratory Testing Explained[presentation]
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Exploratory testing is an approach to testing that emphasizes the freedom and responsibility of testers to continually optimize the value of their work. It is the process of three mutually supportive activities—learning, test design, and test execution—done in parallel. With skill and...

Jon Bach, eBay, Inc.
Rapid Software Testing: Reporting[presentation]
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Test reporting is something few testers take time to practice. Nevertheless, it's a fundamental skill—vital for your professional credibility and your own self-management. Many people think management judges testing by bugs found or test cases executed. Actually, testing is judged...

James Bach, Satisfice, Inc.
Security Testing for Testing Professionals[presentation]
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Today’s software applications are often security-critical, making security testing an essential part of a software quality program. Unfortunately, most testers have not been taught how to effectively test the security of the software applications they validate. Join Jeff Payne as he shares...

Jeff Payne, Coveros, Inc.
Application Performance Testing: A Simplified Universal Approach[presentation]
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In response to increasing market demand for high performance applications, many organizations implement performance testing projects, often at great expense. Sadly, these solutions alone are often insufficient to keep pace with emerging expectations and competitive pressures.

Scott Barber, PerfTestPlus, Inc.
Alan Page: On Testing[presentation]
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You name the testing topic, and Alan Page has an opinion on it, hands-on practical experience with it—or both. Spend the morning with Alan as he discusses a variety of topics, trends, and tales of software engineering and software testing. In an interactive format loosely based on...

Alan Page, Microsoft

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