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Reap the Rewards of Recognition[magazine]

Everyone likes to feel as if her hard work and good deeds have been appreciated. In this installment of Management Chronicles we discover how the words "thank you" can become a powerful management tool.

Naomi Karten's picture Naomi Karten
The Whorfian Hypothesis[magazine]

Benjamin Whorf hypothesized that the language we speak constrains the thoughts we can have. Learn how a well-developed organizational vocabulary can help increase the quality of your products.

Lee Copeland's picture Lee Copeland
Jack Be Agile, Jack Be Lean[magazine]

Lean software development and agile software development are two approaches for creating new software. But how much do you really know about them? Do they compete or complement each other? Discover how agile and lean processes can work together for sustainable product development.

Alan Shalloway's picture Alan Shalloway
To Track or Not to Track[magazine]

What's your take on the defect-tracking debate? Are defect logs helpful repositories of knowledge or cumbersome, inefficient inventories? Lisa Crispin took to the trenches to find out how different industry workers view defect-tracking systems. Find out what they had to say.

Lisa Crispin's picture Lisa Crispin
Hurry Up & Wait[magazine]

There are no industry standards for Web response times. How long a user is willing to wait for a Web page to load depends on any number of variables and conditions. Find out how to determine and quantify performance criteria and use those criteria to create happy customers.

Scott Barber's picture Scott Barber
Building the Test Management Office[presentation]

It's the life challenge of a test manager-leading testing while keeping the work under control. If it's not poor code, it's configuration glitches. If it's not

Geoff Horne, iSQA
Test Estimation: A Pain or ... Painless?[presentation]

Agile methodologies may be coming soon to a project near you.

Lloyd Roden, Grove Consultants
Positioning Your Test Automation Team as a Product Group[presentation]

Test automation teams are often founded with high expectations from senior management-the proverbial "silver bullet" remedy for a growing testing backlog, perceived schedule problems, or low quality applications.

Steve Splaine, Nielsen Media Research
The Risks of Risk-Based Testing[presentation]

Risk-based testing has become an important part of the tester’s strategy in balancing the scope of testing against the time available.

Randy Rice, Rice Consulting Services Inc
Failure Patterns: A Powerful Tool to Optimize Your Testing[presentation]

As professionals, we have always known that exhaustive testing is rarely feasible or affordable. Thus, we must find more efficient and effective approaches to testing.

Les Hatton, University of Kingston
Challenges in Performance Testing of AJAX Applications[presentation]

The AJAX model for Web applications has been rapidly gaining in popularity because of its ability to bring the richness and responsiveness of desktop applications to the Web.

Rajendra Gokhale, Aztecsoft
A Flight Plan for Testing to Keep Us Safe[presentation]

Just as an airplane pilot always uses a checklist when preparing for a flight, a test engineer should use a checklist when preparing for testing.

Sid Snook, Software Quality Engineering
An Outsource Model for Quality Assurance and Automated Testing[presentation]

Efficiency and effectiveness are the cornerstones of successful quality assurance and test automation effort.

Jeff Somerville, RBC Financial Group
Bugs on Bugs! Hidden Testing Lessons from the Looney Tunes Gang[presentation]

Robert Sabourin finds that characters from the Looney Tunes Gang-Bugs Bunny, Road Runner, Foghorn Leghorn, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Michigan J. Frog, and others-provide wonderful metaphors for the challenges of testing.

Robert Sabourin, AmiBug.com Inc
The Case of a Failed Project: A Mystery Solved[presentation]

John Scarborough recounts the aftermath of a test project failure that stunned engineers and managers alike. The project was highly strategic yet very challenging. Team members were proud to be assigned to it.

John Scarborough, AZTECSOFT - itest

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