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A Test Offshoring Model that Works[presentation]

USG is a Fortune 500 building products manufacturer with over fifty North American locations.

Brook Klawitter, USG, Corp.
Challenges in SOA Performance Testing[presentation]

A system built using a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) consists of many different services that interact with each other to provide the system's functionality.

Manikanda Viswanathan, Cognizant Technology
What Price Truth? When a Tester is Asked to Lie[presentation]

As testers, our job is to report the current state of software quality on our projects. But in the high-stakes, high-risk business of software development, some may pressure us to distort the message.

Fiona Charles
End-to-End Testing in an Enterprise Agile Environment[presentation]

All too often, surprises occur late in development when independent projects-agile or not-at varying stages of completion must merge into a cohesive deliverable. These surprises often result in schedule slips and unfulfilled customer needs.

Billie Bell, Intuit, Inc.
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

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