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Talk Talk Talk[article]

Managers need to talk about goals, strategy, and mission. Managers need to talk about how daily work keeps the business humming. Esther writes about how important it is for managers to also ask questions and listen.

Esther Derby's picture Esther Derby
Developing a Requirements Team[article]

Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing. No, they are not a law firm, but the stages of team development proposed by Bruce Tuckman in 1965. I wish I had known about this model much earlier in my career. If you haven't encountered it before and want to help your requirements team, read on.

David Gelperin's picture David Gelperin
Building Better Test Teams[article]

Mustering the best project or test team is key to any project's success. In this column, Johanna Rothman explains her interviewing techniques to help you find the perfect candidate. Find out if your candidates are qualified before they become part of your team. Johanna's methods cover six typical questions that will help you build a better test team.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Testing your Web Site for Privacy, Quality, and Accesibility[presentation]

Today's business world relies heavily on transactions conducted through the web. Because of this, brand image and how a web site is rendered to customers has become increasingly important.

John Burg, IBM Global Services
Mission Made Possible: A Lightweight Test Automation Experience[presentation]

Using a challenging client engagement as a case study, Rex Black shows you how he and a team of test engineers created an integrated, automated unit, component, and integration testing harness, and a lightweight process for using it.

Rex Black, Rex Black Consulting Services, Inc.
Reduce Risk Using Security QA Automation Techniques[presentation]

Security QA testing is still in its infancy, yet the number of vulnerabilities found in applications is increasing-up by 75 percent in 2001 according to Gartner Group.

Alexander Mouldovan, Cenzic Inc
In the Beginning ..Testing Web Services (.NET and Otherwise)[presentation]

A Web service provides an interface for sending and receiving information, but it doesn't have a user interface. Instead, everything is done via requests and methods. So how does one go about testing such interfaces?

Thomas Arnold, Xtend Development, Inc.
Assessing Automated Testing Tools: A "How To" Evaluation Approach[presentation]

You've been assigned the task of evaluating automated testing tools for your organization. Whether it's your first experience or you're looking to make a change, selecting the "best" automated testing tool can be a daunting task.

Dave Kapelanski, Compuware Corporation
Using Test Oracles in Automation[presentation]

Software test automation is often a difficult and complex process. The most familiar aspects of test automation are organizing and running of test cases and capturing and verifying test results.

Douglas Hoffman, Software Quality Methods LLC
Automated Database Testing: Testing and Using Stored Procedures for Testing[presentation]

Today's heterogeneous data environments place a heavy burden on test engineers. Applications must be tested for seamless interface with the back-end databases, but often this goes beyond what popular test automation tools can provide.

Mary Sweeney, Sammamish Software Services
Obtaining Management Buy-In and Support for Your Test Automation Efforts[presentation]

The success of your test automation efforts often depends not only on you and your team, but on your management as well. The number one complaint from test automation teams is that they don't have management support for their test efforts.

Eric Patel, RapidSQA
Optimize Application Infrastructure Performance Before Going Live[presentation]

Our surveys have shown that over 75 percent of applications fail to meet their performance goals.

Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Mercury Interactive
Avoiding Test Automation Pitfalls and Guaranteeing Return on Investment[presentation]

Companies that have attempted to implement test automation for functional testing have discovered-usually the hard way-that it isn't easy.

Jeff Tatelman, TurnKey Solutions Corp
A Formula for Test Automation Success: Finding the Right Mix of Skill Sets and Tools[presentation]

Not sure what elements to consider now that you're ready to embark on the mission of automating your testing?

Gerd Weishaar, IBM Rational software
Total Reliability Management- Test Automation to Production[presentation]

Most companies organize their application development teams in a manner that reduces communication. However, the end result of this is that the application is released with more defects and on a delayed schedule.

Rohit Gupta, Segue Software Inc

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