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Testing the Nth Release[presentation]

Congratulations! Your team is entrusted with testing the next release of an excellent product, one your customers have depended on for years.

Susan McVey, IBM Rational Software
Code Coverage Myths and Realities[presentation]

You've made a commitment to automate unit testing as part of your development process or you are spending precious resources for automated functional testing at higher levels. You may be asking yourself: How good are those tests anyway?

Andrew Glover, Vanward Technologies
Agile Development and Its Impact on Productivity[presentation]

Agile development projects are different. Sure, they still have high-level business requirements, but they usually lack system descriptions, technical design documents, and system architectures.

David Garmus, The David Consulting Group
User Stories for Better Software Requirements[presentation]

The technique of expressing requirements as user stories is one of the most broadly applicable techniques introduced by Extreme Programming.

Mike Cohn, Mountain Goat Software
How to Estimate Anything[presentation]

Given the choice between making an estimate of the time and resources to complete a project or getting root canal surgery, most of us would rush to the dentist’s office. We know that the pain of a root canal is short lived ...

Payson Hall, Catalysis Group Inc
Building Traceable UML Models[presentation]

While effective for modeling requirements, analysis, or design of a software system, UML diagrams are typically used in isolation or only for portions of a system.

Thomas Bullinger, ArchSynergy, Ltd.
Essential Software Quality Planning[presentation]

An old-yet still true-saying is "You can't test quality into a software product." By planning for the quality expected in your software, your team and management will focus on the big picture-integrating development methods, the test processe

Tony Raymond, New Harbor Technical Management
Integrating Security into the Development Lifecycle[presentation]

Software security is neither a development problem nor an IT operations problem. Rather, it is a paramount business problem requiring a multidisciplinary approach that minimizes organizational risk when delivering software products.

Ryan English, SPI Dynamics Inc
Leadership - The Forgotten Element of Agile Development[presentation]

We often hear about the difficulties and failures surrounding Agile methodologies. Articles describe everything from team and execution issues to the inadequacy of Agile methods on large projects and failures in large organizations.

Michael Portwood, Spectra Intelligent Marketing, Inc
Software Production Line Automation[presentation]

Traditional manufacturing employs extensive automation for maximum efficiency and reliability. Manufacturing organizations invest heavily in tooling and infrastructure to automate production lines and reap great cost savings.

C. Thomas Tyler, The Go To Group Inc
Common Scheduling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them[presentation]

A project schedule is an essential tool for planning the project, monitoring progress, managing the impact of changes to scope and requirements, and ultimately achieving customer satisfaction.

Kenneth Katz, DST Output
Web Services Interface Design - Pitfalls and Proven Techniques[presentation]

Designing Web services is all about the interface.

Dave Mount, J-Soup Software, Inc
When the Customer Does Not Know Best[presentation]

Failure to really understand business requirements, technical specifications, and schedule dependencies has embarrassed more than a few test teams.

John Scarborough, Aztec Software Inc
Building Secure Software with New Web Technologies[presentation]

The latest generation of Web technologies-AJAX, improved client-side scripting, support for extensive DOM manipulation in browsers, content syndication, Web service APIs, and simple interchange formats such as JSON-are all driving new, powerf

Ivan Krstic, Harvard University
Fishing for Requirements in an Agile Project[presentation]

When you go fishing, you want to use the right lures, catch lots of fish, and avoid falling out of the boat.

Jennitta Andrea, Clearstream Consulting, Inc.

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