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Testing Lessons from Delivery Room Triage[presentation]

Bug triage, like labor and delivery triage, is about deciding on a course of action on the spot, often with minimal information to guide decision-making.

Rob Sabourin, AmiBug.com
Test Estimation - Painful or Painless?[presentation]

As an experienced test manager, Lloyd Roden believes that test estimation is one of the most difficult aspects of test management.

Lloyd Roden, Grove Consultants
Exploratory Session-Based Testing...with a Twist[presentation]

Maquet Critical Care develops medical equipment in an FDA-regulated environment and uses exploratory testing as a valuable complementary test technique to requirements-based testing.

Alexander Andelkovic, Maquet Critical Care AB
Exploratory Session-Based Testing...with a Twist[presentation]

Maquet Critical Care develops medical equipment in an FDA-regulated environment and uses exploratory testing as a valuable complementary test technique to requirements-based testing.

Alexander Andelkovic, Maquet Critical Care AB
Insource or Outsource Testing: Understanding Your Context[presentation]

As world trade becomes global, goods are produced and are services performed everywhere. Software development services are no exception to this trend.

Michael Bolton, DevelopSense
Improving the Skills of Software Testers[presentation]

Many test training courses include the topic of "soft skills for testers," specifically their attitudes and social behaviors. Testers are told that to be effective they need a negative mindset and a negative approach.

Krishna Iyer, ZenTEST Labs
Agile Testing: Solving the Agilist's Dilemma[presentation]

One problem with iterative software development is that teams are forced to write and test software incrementally-and repeatedly. Testers know that any change could break features in both obvious and hidden ways.

Rob Myers, Independent Test Consultant
The Case Against Test Cases[presentation]

A test case is a kind of container. You already know that counting the containers in a supermarket would tell you little about the value of the food they contain. So, why do we count test cases executed as a measure of testing's value?

James Bach, Satisfice, Inc.
Building a Quality Dashboard for Your Project[presentation]

Jason Bryant shows how you can transform readily available raw data into visual information that improves the decision-making process with simple measures that yield power for both testing and development managers.

Jason Bryant, Schlumberger Information Solutions
Integrating Divergent Testing Approaches at Cisco[presentation]

Many large organizations have evolved their test processes project by project and department by department, leading to inefficient practices, overlapping activities, redundant test environments, shelfware test tools, and more.

Bill Schongar, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Test Process Improvement on a Shoestring[presentation]

In these times of economic crisis, cost reduction is usually the #1 motive for test process improvement.

Martin Pol, POLTEQ IT Services BV
Five Things Every Tester Must Do[presentation]

Are you a frustrated tester or test manager? Are you questioning whether or not a career in testing is for you? Do you wonder why others in your organization seem unenthusiastic about quality?

Julie Gardiner, Grove Consultants
Seven Key Factors for Agile Testing Success[presentation]

Agile development approaches present unique challenges for testers and test teams. Working in short iterations, often with limited written requirements, agile development teams can leave traditional testers behind.

Lisa Crispin, ePlan Services, Inc.
Improve Your Testing with Static Analysis[presentation]

Static analysis is a technique for finding defects in code without executing it. Static analysis tools are easy to use because no test cases are required. In addition, today's technology has advanced significantly over the last few years.

Paul Anderson, GrammaTech
The Marine Corps Principles of Leadership[presentation]

Even if you have the best tools and processes in the world, if your staff is not motivated and productive, your testing efforts will be weak and ineffective.

Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering

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