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Testing Disasters and Turnarounds[presentation]

It's good to learn from your own mistakes, but even better to learn from the mistakes of others. Randy Rice presents case studies of testing projects that have gone horribly wrong and reveals the one characteristic they all have in common.

Randy Rice, Rice Consulting Services Inc
Growing Our Industry: Cultivating Testing[presentation]

Although software testing is a relatively young discipline, immaturity is not the only reason we are still developing our methods, professional qualifications, trade associations, and its position in the software industry and society.

Isabel Evans, Testing Solutions Group Ltd
Assuring Web Service Quality[presentation]

David Fern demystifies Web services technology, explaining that Web services are loosely coupled, language independent processes that communicate following SOAP standards using XML messages.

David Fern, Social Security Administration
Agile Testing: Traditional Testing Meets Agile Development[presentation]

Agile development methodologies are taking center stage in many software organizations today. Testing in a highly iterative environment adds great opportunities for success but it also brings challenges.

Dietmar Strasser, Borland Software
Test Cases as Executable Specifications[presentation]

While testing major architectural changes to a legacy product, it became clear to Andy and Ronelle's team that without a close association between test cases and application requirements there was no assurance that these requirement were met.

Ronelle Landy, The Mathworks Inc.
The Rise of the Customer Champions[presentation]

The customer champion model is a new way for test teams to systematically collect, organize, and act on customer feedback.

Michael Tholfsen, Microsoft Corporation
Testing SOA Applications: A Guide for Functional Testers[presentation]

Functional testers assigned to their first SOA application can easily be caught off guard by some of the challenges posed by the SOA architecture.

Brian Bryson, IBM Rational
The Ten Principles of an Agile Tester[presentation]

On an agile team, everyone is a tester-anyone can and often does take on testing tasks. If that’s true, then what is special about being an agile tester? If I'm a tester on an agile team, what does that really mean?

Lisa Crispin, ePlan Services, Inc.
Branch Out: Using Classification Trees for Test Case Design[presentation]

A structured, visual approach to identify and categorize equivalence partitions for test objects, classification trees offer a unique way for you to document test requirements so that anyone can understand them and quickly build test cases.

Julie Gardiner, Grove Consultants
The Angels and Devils of Software Testing[presentation]

It's never been easier to fool your manager into thinking you're doing a great job testing! Does that sound tempting?

Michael Bolton, DevelopSense
Testing Lessons Learned from Extreme Programmers[presentation]

One of the things testers often notice about Extreme Programming (XP) is that there is no defined role for testers on the team.

Elisabeth Hendrickson, Quality Tree Software, Inc.
Testing Dialogues - In the Executive Suite[presentation]

As Microsoft’s only dual-role security and reliability architect, James Whittaker is often asked to brief company executives on product quality disasters and recommend remedies.

James Whittaker, Microsoft
Testing on the Toilet: Revolutionizing Developer Testing at Google[presentation]

You work in an organization with incredibly smart and diligent software engineers. Deadlines are tight and everyone is busy.

Bharat Mediratta, Google, Inc.
Transforming Your Test Culture: One Step at a Time[presentation]

Whether we develop software-based systems to create invoices, solve difficult physics problems, diagnose heart disease, or launch rockets, we've learned that nothing stays the same very long and software defects are inevitable.

Thomas Wissink, LM IS&S
Ready to Ship?[presentation]

When developing software systems, the inevitable question is "Are we ready to ship?" Facing this question, many testers and test managers rely on their intuition and gut feeling to come up with a subjective verdict of the system under test.

John Fodeh, HP Software

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