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What are Patterns? Why Should Testers Care?[presentation]

Patterns are a way of explaining design decisions. This format, invented by the architect Christopher Alexander and his colleagues, has been used in computer fields such as object-oriented design, risk management, and software testing.

Sam Guckenheimer, Rational Software and Brian Marick, Testing Foundations
Outsourced Testing: Should You Consider it?[presentation]

The need for a reliable test process and knowledgeable testers is more of a necessity than a luxury.

Kenneth Paczas, Compuware Corporation
Looking Under the Covers to Test Web Applications[presentation]

Web applications are more difficult to test than other applications, yet their mission-critical nature and high visibility make high quality testing essential.

Oliver Cole, OC Systems, Inc.
Succeeding with Automation Tools[presentation]

The problems with using record/playback as your only test automation strategy are well known. But the other option-full script programming-is unattractive to many due to its high cost and long development time.

Jamie Mitchell, BenchmarkQA
Virtual Test Management: Rapid Testing Over Multiple Time Zones[presentation]

With the ever-changing challenges of testing, here comes the latest one: managing multiple test locations. More and more companies are spreading testing organizations throughout the country and the world.

Jim Bampos, VeriTest and Eric Patel, Nokia
Advanced Data Driven Testing (ADDT)[presentation]

Learn how the Convergys Test Automation Team developed an Advanced Data Driven Testing (ADDT) approach using a test automation engine.

Shakil Ahmad, Convergys
The Role of Information in Risk-Based Testing[presentation]

With risk-based testing, you identify risks and then run tests to gather more information about them. Formal risk analysis is often necessary for identifying and assessing risks with new domains or technologies.

Bret Pettichord, Satsfice
Bug Hunting: Going on a Software Safari[presentation]

This presentation is about bugs: where they hide, how you find them, and how you tell other people they exist so they can be fixed. Explore the habitats of the most common types of software bugs.

Elisabeth Hendrickson, Quality Tree Software, Inc.
Automated Testing and Monitoring of Large Application Services[presentation]

Large application services are very dynamic in their functionality, with some of the business rules hosted by these services changing on a daily basis.

Ashish Jain and Siddhartha Dalal, Telcordia Technologies
Is a Use Case a Test Case?[presentation]

This presentation draws the following conclusions:

  • Use cases are extremely effective for specifying
    functional requirements
  • Use cases unify the requirements, design, and testing
    strategies
Dean Leffingwell, Rational Software
Collaboration Between Development and Testing Personnel is a Key to Success[presentation]

Applications are often designed and developed with little regard for testing. Functional and Load/Configuration testing needs to be a collaborative effort between the development and testing groups for a project to be most successful.

Tom Igielski, Upstream Solutions, Inc
Exploratory Testing in Pairs[presentation]

Exploratory testing involves simultaneous activities-learning about the program and the risks associated with it, planning and conducting tests, troubleshooting, and reporting results.

Cem Kaner, Florida Institute of Technology and James Bach, Satisfice Inc.
Removing Requirement Defects and Automating Test[presentation]

Organizations face many problems that impede rapid development of software systems critical to their operations and growth. This paper discusses model-based

Mark Blackburn, Software Productivity Consortium
The Power of Retrospectives to Improve Testing[presentation]

Testing is a tough job! Most test professionals learn the hard way what works and what doesn't. Retrospectives are focused, facilitated reviews of a defined piece of work.

Esther Derby, Esther Derby Associates, Inc
Software Testing at a Silicon Valley High-Tech Software Company[presentation]

This paper describes a methodology for allocating priority levels and resources to software testing and other quality activities to achieve "customer satisfaction." This methodology is based on understanding of what the market and the target

Giora Ben-Yaacov and Lee Gazlay, Synopsys Inc.

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