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We’re Moving to Agile: What Are Our Testers Going to Do?[presentation]
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As more and more organizations transition to agile, many still do not understand how testing fits into agile teams. Does it simply mean placing a tester on every team? Or does...

Pradeepa Narayanaswamy , Centare
Agile Test Management and Reporting—Even in a Non-Agile Project[presentation]
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Whether you have dedicated test teams or testers distributed over Scrum teams, you have the challenge of planning, tracking, and reporting their testing not only in a meaningful way...

Paul Holland, Testing Thoughts
Continuous Performance Testing: The New Standard[presentation]
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In the past several years the software development lifecycle has changed significantly with high-speed software releases, shared application services, and platform virtualization...

Obbie Pet, Ticketmaster
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...

Jeff Payne, Coveros, Inc.
“It’s All About Me” (IAAM)—Or Maybe It Isn’t[presentation]
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What we really know about other people is their behavior, their words, and their body language. But we assume a great deal more about what's going on in their heads. We behave...

Steven “Doc” List, Santeon Group
Billion Dollar Bugs: When and How to Test a Spreadsheet[presentation]
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The world has become increasingly dependent on computer-based models to make informed decisions. These models may be financial or engineering based and often are built with spreadsheets...

Gregory Pope, Lawrence Livermore National Labs
Continuous Testing through Service Virtualization[presentation]
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The demand to accelerate software delivery and for teams to continuously test and release high quality software sooner has never been greater. However, whether your release strategy is...

Allan Wagner, IBM
Getting Started with Open Source Testing Tools [presentation]
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In the not-too-distant past, the only viable options for testing complicated web-based applications were commercial (i.e., expensive) tools. These tools were well designed but...

Marcus Merrell, RetailMeNot, Inc.
Why Software Drives Us Crazy[presentation]
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Some people insist that machines will replace humans in many different ways; others disagree, but without explaining why. You could say a smartphone app replaces an admin assistant...

Michael Bolton, DevelopSense
Measurement and Metrics for Test Managers[presentation]
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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
Why Classic Software Testing Doesn’t Work Anymore[presentation]
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The classic software testing team is becoming increasingly obsolete. Traditional processes and tools just don’t meet today’s testing challenges. With the introduction of methodologies...

Regg Struyk, Polarion Software
Are Your Test Reports a Death Sentence?[presentation]
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Good software testers often interact more with people than with software, especially when reporting on the results of testing. Yet our industry provides little training or guidance on...

Nancy Kelln, FGL Sports, Ltd.
Critical Thinking for Software Testers[presentation]
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Critical thinking is the kind of thinking that specifically looks for problems and mistakes. Regular people don't do a lot of it. However, if you want to be a great tester, you need to...

Michael Bolton, DevelopSense
Balancing Exploratory and Automated Testing in Agile[presentation]
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Transitioning to agile development isn't any easier for the test team than it is for the development team. New features and fixes appear daily, priorities change fluidly as customer...

Matthew Attaway, Perforce Software
Rapid and Intelligent Test Engineering[presentation]
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Today’s IT plans tend to be defined as much by constraints as by requirements. Conventionally, the testing phase starts after the design and build phase. In today’s competitive and...

Mathi Natarajan, Cognizant and Sreeram Gopalakrishnan, Cognizant

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