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Mobile Applications Testing: From Concept to Practice[presentation]
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As applications for smartphones and tablets become incredibly popular, organizations encounter increasing pressure to quickly and successfully deliver testing for these devices. When faced with a mobile testing project, many testers find it tempting to apply the same methods and techniques...

Jonathan Kohl, Kohl Concepts, Inc.
Collaboration Techniques: Forgotten Wisdom and New Approaches[presentation]
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In our increasingly agile world, the new buzzword is collaboration—so easy to preach but difficult to do well. Testers are challenged to work directly and productively with customers, programmers, business analysts, writers, trainers, and pretty much everyone in the business value chain.

Rob Sabourin, AmiBug.com & Dorothy Graham, Software Test Consultant
Implementing Crowdsourced Testing[presentation]
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In today’s market, global outreach, quick time to release, and a feature rich design are the major factors that determine a product’s success. Organizations are constantly on the lookout for innovative testing techniques to match these driving forces. Crowdsourced testing is a paradigm...

Rajini Padmanaban, QA InfoTech & Mukesh Sharma, QA InfoTech
How to Break Software: Robustness Edition[presentation]
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Have you ever worked on a project where you felt testing was thorough and complete—all of the features were covered and all of the tests passed—yet in the first week in production the software had serious issues and problems? Join Dawn Haynes to learn how to inject robustness testing into...

Dawn Haynes, PerfTestPlus, Inc.
Keynote: Selling (and Buying) “Live Site Quality” at eBay[presentation]
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In the February Fortune magazine, eBay made the cover with the title “eBay is Back!” The article cited improvements in the look and feel of the site, strategic investments in fulfillment, and technology partnerships with retailers to establish it as more than just an online...

Jon Bach, eBay, Inc.
Exploratory Testing Is Now in Session[presentation]
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The nature of exploration, coupled with the ability of testers to rapidly apply their skills and experience, make exploratory testing a widely used test approach—especially when time is short. Unfortunately, exploratory testing often is dismissed by project managers who assume that it is...

Jon Bach, eBay, Inc.
Key Test Design Techniques[presentation]
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All testers know that we can identify many more test cases than we will ever have time to design and execute. The key problem in testing is choosing a small, “smart” subset from the almost infinite number of possibilities available. Join Lee Copeland to discover how to design test cases...

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Introducing Keyword-Driven Test Automation[presentation]
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In both agile and traditional projects, keyword-driven testing has proven to be a powerful way to attain a high level of automation—when it is done correctly. Many testing organizations use keyword-driven testing but aren’t realizing the full benefits of scalability and maintainability that..

Hans Buwalda, LogiGear
Rapid Software Testing: Strategy[presentation]
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A test strategy is the set of ideas that guides your test design. It's what explains why you test this instead of that, and why you test this way instead of that way. Strategic thinking matters because testers must make quick decisions about what needs testing right now and what can be...

James Bach, Satisfice, Inc.
Exploring Usability Testing[presentation]
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It is not enough to verify that software conforms to requirements by passing established acceptance tests. Successful software products engage, entertain, and support the users' experience. While goals vary from project to project, no matter how robust and reliable your software is, if your..

Rob Sabourin, AmiBug.com
A Rapid Introduction to Rapid Software Testing[presentation]
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You're under tight time pressure and have barely enough information to proceed with testing. How do you test quickly and inexpensively, yet still produce informative, credible, and accountable results? Rapid Software Testing, adopted by context-driven testers worldwide, offers a...

Paul Holland, Testing Thoughts
Keynote: The Bounty Conundrum: Incentives for Testing[presentation]
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When you think of a bounty, do you think of Dog the Bounty Hunter, a reality series featuring a biker dude with a bad mullet, or maybe Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino’s latest film about a slave-turned-bounty-hunter? Shaun Bradshaw doesn’t have a mullet and isn’t a movie star...

Shaun Bradshaw, Zenergy Technologies, Inc.
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 test plans for acceptance, system, integration, and unit testing. Rick explains how to customize an...

Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering
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 be a great critical thinker. Critically thinking testers save projects from dangerous assumptions and...

James Bach, Satisfice, Inc.
Test Managers: How You Can Really Make a Difference[presentation]
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When leading a test team or working in an agile team, becoming a trusted advisor to other stakeholders is paramount. This requires three key skills: earning trust, giving advice, and building relationships. Join Julie Gardiner as she explores each of these skills, describing why and how a...

Julie Gardiner, The Test People

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