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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
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
Management Issues in Test Automation[presentation]
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Many organizations never achieve the significant benefits that are promised from automated test execution. Surprisingly often, this is due not to technical factors but to management issues. Dot Graham describes the most important management concerns the test manager must address for...

Dorothy Graham, Software Test Consultant
Improve Your Social and In-Person Networking Skills[presentation]
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You don’t have to be a social butterfly to succeed with social networking. As a manager, tester, or QA professional, you need to differentiate yourself from the pretenders. If you are a “doer,” it’s time to start building your reputation at work and extending your reach on social...

Johanna Rothman, Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.
The Challenges of BIG Testing: Automation, Virtualization, Outsourcing, and More[presentation]
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Large-scale testing projects can severely stress many of the testing practices we have gotten used to over the year. This can result in less than optimal outcomes. A number of innovative ideas and concepts have emerged to support industrial-strength testing of large and complex projects.

Hans Buwalda, LogiGear
Build Your Mobile Testing Expertise[presentation]
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Are you overwhelmed by the number of mobile devices you need to test? The device market is large and new devices become available almost weekly. Karen Johnson discusses three key mobile testing challenges—device selection, user interface, and device and application settings...

Karen N. Johnson, Software Test Management, Inc.
The Craft of Bug Investigation[presentation]
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Although many training classes and conference presentations describe processes and techniques meant to help you find bugs, few explain what to do when you find a good one. How do you know what the underlying problem is? What do you do when you find a bug, and the developer wants...

Jon Bach, eBay, Inc.
How to Break Software: Web 101+ Edition[presentation]
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When testing web applications, you may feel overwhelmed by the technologies of today's web environments. Web testing today requires more than just exercising a system’s functionality. Each system is composed of a customized mix of various layers of technology, each implemented...

Dawn Haynes, PerfTestPlus, Inc.
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 associated risks. Because one important testing activity is to “measure” the quality of the software, test...

Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering
Production Performance Testing in the Cloud[presentation]
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Testing in production for online applications has evolved into a critical component of successful performance testing strategies. Dan Bartow explains the fundamentals of cloud computing, its application to full-scale performance validation, and the practices and techniques needed to design...

Dan Bartow, SOASTA, Inc.
Applying Agile to Distributed Development: A Format for Success[article]

Alexey Krasnoriadtsev has been managing globally distributed projects for more than ten years, applying agile methods to improve process efficiency, increase team productivity, and deliver quality products to market faster. With teams split across the globe, he shares with us his approach he's adopted to overcome the communication, process, and quality assurance obstacles facing team members who are a date line and time zone away.

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Do Your Demos Smell?[article]

In the agile world, there is a concept of “smells,” or symptoms that things aren’t going well. Introduced by Kent Beck and expanded on by practitioners, smells now describe problems involving adoption, coaching, design, code, and teams. When we see these symptoms, we can identify opportunities to improve.

Terry Wiegmann's picture Terry Wiegmann

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