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Test Managers: Stop Managing and Start Mastering[presentation]
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To be successful, test managers must keep pace with the constantly changing world of software development. The test manager’s job description—planning, supervising, and reporting the...

Silvio Moser, SwissQ Consulting
Test Design Techniques in Exploratory Testing[presentation]
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Not all testers are lucky enough to get a good foundation for their testing—detailed requirements and system specifications. That, combined with the harsh reality of not having...

Gitte Ottosen, Sogeti Denmark
Test Automation Patterns[presentation]
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When implementing test automation, many people encounter problems: where to start with automation, high maintenance costs for the automated tests, or unrealistic management expectations...

Dorothy Graham, Independent Test Consultant
Creating a Better Testing Future: The World Is Changing and We Must Change With It[presentation]
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The IEEE 829 Test Documentation standard is thirty years old this year...

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Agile Test Management and Reporting—Even in a Non-Agile Project[presentation]
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Whether you have dedicated test teams or testers distributed over Scrum teams, you have the challenge of planning, tracking, and reporting their testing not only in a meaningful way...

Paul Holland, Testing Thoughts
Continuous Performance Testing: The New Standard[presentation]
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In the past several years the software development lifecycle has changed significantly with high-speed software releases, shared application services, and platform virtualization...

Obbie Pet, Ticketmaster
We’re Moving to Agile: What Are Our Testers Going to Do?[presentation]
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As more and more organizations transition to agile, many still do not understand how testing fits into agile teams. Does it simply mean placing a tester on every team? Or does...

Pradeepa Narayanaswamy , Centare
How DevOps Drives the Agile ALM[magazine]

One of the most effective approaches to DevOps involves moving the automation of the application build, package, and deployment upstream to the beginning stages of the software development lifecycle—an industry best practice long before DevOps became as popular as it is today.

Bob  Aiello's picture Bob Aiello Leslie Sachs
Technology Trends of the Future: An Interview with Hung Nguyen[interview]

Hung Nguyen, the CEO, president, and founder of LogiGear, sat down with our very own Cameron Philipp-Edmonds to discuss how far technology has come in the last twenty years, where it might end up twenty years from now, and what role testing plays in it all. 

Management Myth 28: I Can Standardize How Other People Work[article]

Johanna Rothman writes that organization-wide standards don’t help if management imposes them. If people ask for help with standards, then you can provide local help to each team. And if the teams are part of a program where you have one business objective common to multiple projects, make sure the program understands the problem.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
QA Management: All Bark and No Bite?[article]

Mike Talks shares with us the unlikely story of how his pet German Shepherd inadvertently became his team's QA manager. Talks explains how his German Shepherd was able to gather people together and have them talk to each other, similiar to what a QA manager does—keeping people on task, handing out assignments, and following up with team members.

Mike Talks's picture Mike Talks
Keyword-Driven Test Automation: An Interview with Hans Buwalda[interview]
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Hans Buwalda's experience covers being a developer, manager, and principal consultant for companies and organizations worldwide. In this interview, Hans talks about using keywords effectively, tests that have too many details, and the changing testing industry.

Jonathan Vanian's picture Jonathan Vanian
A Real Sprint in the Life of a ScrumMaster[magazine]

You read so many books and articles that present how perfectly a Scrum project goes; yet in practice, that is rarely the case. Natalie shares ten lessons that she learned the hard way when she started out as a ScrumMaster. Special attention is given to ways you can avoid those same mistakes.

Natalie Warnert's picture Natalie Warnert
Big Agile: Enterprise Savior or Oxymoron?[article]

Lawrence Putnam explains whether or not big agile is an enterprise savior or an oxymoron. What if agile only works when teams and projects stay relatively small? That’s the question most CIOs want answered before investing scarce time, energy, or resources chasing the big agile paradigm.

Larry Putnam, Jr's picture Larry Putnam, Jr
Leadership and Career Success—On Purpose: An Interview with James Whittaker[interview]
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James Whittaker talks about two of his three separate presentations at the Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference West 2014, "Giving Great Presentations: The Art of Stage Presence" and "Leadership and Career Success—On Purpose," as well as his legacy to testing. 

Cameron Philipp-Edmonds's picture Cameron Philipp-Edmonds

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