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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
How DevOps Drives the Agile ALM[magazine]

One of the most effective approaches to DevOps involves moving the automation of the application build, package, and deployment upstream to the beginning stages of the software development lifecycle—an industry best practice long before DevOps became as popular as it is today.

Bob  Aiello's picture Bob Aiello Leslie Sachs
Technology Trends of the Future: An Interview with Hung Nguyen[interview]

Hung Nguyen, the CEO, president, and founder of LogiGear, sat down with our very own Cameron Philipp-Edmonds to discuss how far technology has come in the last twenty years, where it might end up twenty years from now, and what role testing plays in it all. 

Management Myth 28: I Can Standardize How Other People Work[article]

Johanna Rothman writes that organization-wide standards don’t help if management imposes them. If people ask for help with standards, then you can provide local help to each team. And if the teams are part of a program where you have one business objective common to multiple projects, make sure the program understands the problem.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
QA Management: All Bark and No Bite?[article]

Mike Talks shares with us the unlikely story of how his pet German Shepherd inadvertently became his team's QA manager. Talks explains how his German Shepherd was able to gather people together and have them talk to each other, similiar to what a QA manager does—keeping people on task, handing out assignments, and following up with team members.

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Keyword-Driven Test Automation: An Interview with Hans Buwalda[interview]
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Hans Buwalda's experience covers being a developer, manager, and principal consultant for companies and organizations worldwide. In this interview, Hans talks about using keywords effectively, tests that have too many details, and the changing testing industry.

Jonathan Vanian's picture Jonathan Vanian
A Real Sprint in the Life of a ScrumMaster[magazine]

You read so many books and articles that present how perfectly a Scrum project goes; yet in practice, that is rarely the case. Natalie shares ten lessons that she learned the hard way when she started out as a ScrumMaster. Special attention is given to ways you can avoid those same mistakes.

Natalie Warnert's picture Natalie Warnert

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