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Proving Our Worth: Quantifying the Value of Testing[presentation]

Over the years, experts have defined testing as a process of checking, a process of exploring, a process of evaluating, a process of measuring, and a process of improving.

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Creating Crucial Test Conversations[presentation]

Many test leaders believe that development, business, and management don't understand, support, or properly value our contributions. You know what-these test leaders are probably right! So, why do they feel that way?

Bob Galen, iContact
Avoid Failure with Acceptance Test-Driven Development[presentation]

One of the major challenges confronting traditional testers in agile environments is that requirements are incrementally defined rather than specified at the start.

C.V. Narayanan, Sonata Software Ltd.
Performance Testing SQL-based Applications[presentation]

Often, we discover the "real" software performance issues only after deploying the product in a production environment.

Alim Sharif, The Ultimate Software Group
Testing Lessons Learned from the Great Detectives[presentation]

What the great detectives have taught me about testing.

Robert Sabourin, AmiBug.com
Heuristics for Rapid Test Management[presentation]

Whether you are a tester or a test manager, Jon Bach believes you have little time to do the things you want to do. Even the things on your "absolutely must do" list are competing for your limited time.

Jon Bach, Quardev, Inc.
How Google Tested Chrome[presentation]

Ever wish you could peek inside a big, high-tech company and see how they actually do testing? Well, now you can.

Sebastian Schiavone, Google
Implementing Agile Testing[presentation]

Once the company decides to move to an agile development methodology, questions invariably arise: How should we implement this methodology? What are the expected benefits and pitfalls? How does testing fit into this new approach?

Robert Reff, Thomas Reuters
Performance Testing Throughout the Life Cycle[presentation]

Even though it is easy to say that you should continuously test your application for performance during development, how do you really do it? What are the processes for testing performance early and often?

Chris Patterson, Microsoft
I Wouldn't Have Seen It If I Hadn't Believed It: Confirmation Bias in Testing[presentation]

"It ain't what we don't know that gives us trouble; it's what we know that ain't so." Will Rogers was talking about confirmation bias-the tendency to feel secure in our beliefs rather than to seek evidence that might challenge them.

Michael Bolton, DevelopSense
A Test Odyssey: Building a High Performance, Distributed Team[presentation]

It seemed simple enough-hire the best available technical staff that would work from home to build some great software.

Matthew Heusser, Socialtext
The Elusive Tester-Developer Ratio[presentation]

Perhaps the most sought after and least understood metric in software testing is the ratio of testers to developers.

Randy Rice, Rice Consulting Services
Virtualizing Overutilized Systems to Eliminate Testing Constraints[presentation]

Organizations currently are using virtualization in the test lab to eliminate underutilized systems such as physical computers and software.

Ken Ahrens, iTKO
Executable Specs w/ FitNesse Selenium[presentation]

"Executable Specifications with FitNesse and Selenium."

Dawn Cannan, DocSite LLC
Meet "Ellen": Improving Software Quality through Personas[presentation]

Users are the ultimate judge of the software we deliver because it is critical to their success and the success of their business. However, as a tester, do you really understand their tasks, skills, motivation, and work style?

David Elizondo, Microsoft Corporation

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