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From Start Up to World Class Testing[presentation]

So you have been asked to start or improve a testing group within your organization. Where do you start? What services should you provide? Who are the right people for the job?

Iris Trout, Bloomberg, lp
A Unique Testing Approach for SOA Systems[presentation]

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) systems most often use services that are shared across different applications. Some services may even be supplied by third-parties, outside the direct control of a project, system, or organization.

Ed Horst, Amberpoint
The Nine Forgettings[presentation]

People forget things. Simple things like keys and passwords and the names of friends long ago. People forget more important things like passports and anniversaries and backing up data.

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Verification Points for Better Testing Efficiency[presentation]

More then one-third of all testing time is spent verifying test results-determining if the actual result matches the expected result within some pre-determined tolerance.

Dani Almog, Amdocs Inc
When There is Too Much to Test: Ask Pareto for Help[presentation]

Preventing defects has been our goal for years, but the changing technology landscape-architectures, languages, operating systems, data bases, Web standards, software releases, service packs, and patches-makes perfection impossible to reach.

Claire Caudry, Perceptive Software
How to Fake a Test Project[presentation]

It has never been easier to fool your manager into thinking that you're doing a great job testing! James Bach covers all of today's most respected test fakery.

James Bach, Satisfice Inc
Automated Software Audits for Assessing Product Readiness[presentation]

Rather than continually adding more testing, whether manual or automated, how can you assess the readiness of a software product or application for release?

Susan Kunz, Solidware Technologies, Inc.
Harnessing the Power of Randomized Unit Testing[presentation]

It is a problem all testers have had. We write tests believing we know how the system should behave, what inputs will precede others, and which calls will be made first and which will be made last.

James Andrews, University of Western Ontario
Unit Testing Code Coverage: Myths, Mistakes, and Realities[presentation]

You've committed to an agile process that encourages test driven development. That decision has fostered a concerted effort to actively unit test your code. But, you may be wondering about the effectiveness of those tests.

Andrew Glover, Stelligent
11 Ways Agile Adoptions Fail[article]

Usually, when Jean Tabaka lists practices, techniques, ideas, or recommendations about software development, she sticks with the number ten. It's nice and neat and has a fine history of enumeration cleanliness dating back to the Old Testament. But for agile adoption failures, Jean thinks it is time to invoke some Spinal Tap and go to eleven. Here are her top eleven signs that your agile adoption is headed down a slippery slope to failure.

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Finding Success in System Testing[presentation]

To achieve success in system testing-efficiently preventing important defects from reaching users-technical excellence is certainly necessary but it is not sufficient.

Nathan Petschenik, Software Testing Services, Inc.
Lightning Talks: A Potpourri of 5-minute Presentations[presentation]

Lightning Talks are nine five-minute talks in a fifty-minute time period. Lightning Talks represent a much smaller investment of time than track speaking and offer the chance to try conference speaking without the heavy commitment.

Matthew Heusser, Priority-Health
Build a Model-Based Testing Framework for Dynamic Automation[presentation]

The promises of faster, better, and cheaper testing through automation are rarely realized. Most test automation scripts simply repeat the same test steps every time.

Ben Simo, Standard & Poor's
Keyword-Driven Test Automation Illuminated[presentation]

Test Automation has come a long way in the last twenty years. During that time many of today's most popular test execution automation tools have come into use, and a variety of implementation methods have been tried and tested.

Mark Fewster, Grove Consultants
Testing Requirements: Ensuring Quality Before the Coding Begins[presentation]

Software that performs well is useless if it ultimately fails to meet user needs and requirements.

Joe Marasco, Ravenflow

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