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What's More Important: Being Agile or Creating Value?[presentation]

Agile processes and tools have become very popular over the past few years. They promise success where many organizations have had failures.

Jonathan Kohl, Kohl Concepts Inc.
A Manager's Role in Agile Development: The Light Bulb Moment[presentation]

Many managers have a large part of their personal identities wrapped up in their jobs and company responsibilities. We define who we are by what we do for a living.

Michele Sliger, Sliger Consulting, Inc.
The Dirty Little Secret of Business[presentation]

Regardless of your role in the software lifecycle, there are challenges and roadblocks that stand in your way. How can you deal with difficult people who are obstacles to your ability to deliver?

Andy Kaufman, Institute for Leadership Excellence and Development
Some Not-So-Crazy Ways to Do More with Less[presentation]

When the world goes sideways, most people freeze, waiting for some clear signal of what to do. That's a really bad idea!

Tim Lister, The Atlantic Systems Guild Inc
Dissecting the Product Owner role[article]

Like Coach and Scrum Master the Product Owner is a new term for a new role. While Coach and Scrum Master are completely new roles added by Agile methods the Product Owner is an extension of an existing role. Or rather, it is an extension to two existing roles.

The role of Product Owner was introduced by Scrum. Teams following XP prefer to talk about a Customer. What ever the role is called it is concerned with: deciding what should be in the next iteration, prioritising work, providing guidance on what is being built and ensuring value is created.

Allan Kelly's picture Allan Kelly
When to Ship? Choosing Quality Metrics[presentation]

It's time to ship your product and you're looking at pages of data about the testing work you've done over the last year. How well does this data prepare you for making the recommendation to ship the product or delay it-perhaps once again?

Alan Page, Microsoft
Taking Control Using Virtual Test Lab Automation[presentation]

Due to more complex software and environments, the expectations placed on software labs have grown significantly.

Jim Singh, VMLogix, Inc.
"A" is for Abstraction - Managing Change in Successful Test Automation[presentation]

Implementing a test automation project can be like a mountain climbing expedition-many find the task daunting, some attempt it, and only a few are successful.

Mark Meninger, Research In Motion
Applying Test Design Concepts in the Real World[presentation]

Have you ever read a book, taken a class, or attended a conference session on test design concepts that you never actually incorporated into your work? Have others on your team rejected new design techniques that appeared promising to you?

Marie Was, CNA Insurance
The Strategic Alignment of Testing and Development[presentation]

Strategic alignment between testing and development is vital for successful systems development. Missing, however, have been actionable, how-to approaches for assessing and enhancing this alignment.

Jasbir Dhaliwal, FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis
Agile Testing in the Large: Stories and Patterns of Transformation[presentation]

You're part of a large test organization that has invested money, sweat, and tears in test processes, plans, cases, and automation tools that have served you well. You've built a team that excels in your development environment.

Robert Galen, Software Testing Consultant
Measuring the Value of Testing[presentation]

Value is based on objectives, so why do we test? We test to find defects effectively, gain confidence in the software, and assess risk.

Dorothy Graham, Software Testing Consultant
Virtual Test Labs: The Next Frontier[presentation]

Are you spending too much time setting up test environments? Do you have too many "can't repro" defects? Test lab virtualization may be the answer you're looking for.

Darshan Desai, Microsoft
Improving Your Testing Assets Through Domain Modeling[presentation]

Just as agile approaches have made inroads in development, FitNesse is doing the same in acceptance testing. Many testers rely heavily on FitNesse to improve collaboration and communication among the product owner, developers, and testers.

Renato Quedas, Borland Software
Using Data Objects to Create Effective Test Data[presentation]

Fact-the quality of test data directly impacts the quality of testing. Traditional manual methods for creating test data are laborious, time consuming, often ineffective, and error prone.

Huw Price, Grid-Tools Ltd.

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