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Test Automation Patterns[presentation]
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When implementing test automation, many people encounter problems: where to start with automation, high maintenance costs for the automated tests, or unrealistic management expectations...

Dorothy Graham, Independent Test Consultant
Creating a Better Testing Future: The World Is Changing and We Must Change With It[presentation]
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The IEEE 829 Test Documentation standard is thirty years old this year...

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
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
Essential Test Management and Planning[presentation]
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The key to successful testing is effective and timely planning. Rick Craig introduces proven test planning methods and techniques, including the Master Test Plan and level-specific...

Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering
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
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
“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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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

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