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When Testers Feel Left Out in the Cold[presentation]

When you're responsible for testing, it's almost a given that you will find yourself in a situation in which you feel alone and out in the cold. Management’s commitment for testing might be lacking, your colleagues in the project might be ignoring you, your team members might lack...

Hans Buwalda, LogiGear
Harness the Power of Checklists[presentation]

As testers, we can feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of things that require our attention. We are pressured to meet the demands of a fast-paced development environment while grappling with the extreme complexities inherent in today’s software. How can we remember everything while...

Kirk Lee, Infusionsoft
Release Automation: Better Quality, Faster Deployment, Amazing ROI[presentation]

A great deal of confusion surrounds the concepts of release automation, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment. Even some industry experts are confused about the differences. How these concepts work progressively to achieve high quality software...

Bryan Linder, tap|QA
Performance Testing in the Agile Lifecycle[presentation]

Traditional large scale end-of-cycle performance tests served enterprises well in the waterfall era. However, as organizations transition to agile development models, many find their tried and true approach to performance testing—and their performance testing resources—becoming somewhat...

Lee Barnes, Utopia
Metrics Program Implementation: Pitfalls and Successes[presentation]

When we talk about product quality, test team efficiency, and productivity, we always talk numbers. However, very few companies implement metrics programs in a way that supports solid decision making. Many have tried and failed, leaving a negative impression of metrics. Kris Kosyk explains...

Kris Kosyk, SoftServe
Survival Guide: Taming the Data Quality Beast[presentation]

As companies scramble to adjust to the demands of an increasingly data-driven world, testers are told “go test data quality” without any guidance as to what that entails or how to go about it. The fact that the data is often a living, flowing ecosystem, rather than just a single object...

Shauna Ayers, Availity, and Catherine Cruz Agosto, Availity
Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls[presentation]

In spite of many great testing “how-to” books, people involved with system and software testing—testers, requirements engineers, system/software architects, system and software engineers, technical leaders, managers, and customers—continue to make many different types of testing-related...

Donald Firesmith, Software Engineering Institute
Leveraging Open Source Automation: A Selenium WebDriver Example[presentation]

As online activities create more revenue, organizations are turning to Selenium to test their web applications and to reduce costs. Since Selenium is open source, there is no licensing fee. However, as with purchased tools, the same automation challenges remain, and users do not have...

David Dang, Zenergy Technologies
Improve Your Test Process from the Bottom Up[presentation]

Test process improvement can be done in many ways. In a top-down approach a central organization does all the planning, and then implementation is done when everything is ready. In a bottom-up approach the improvements, developed and implemented in individual projects, are then spread...

Gitte Ottosen, Capgemini-Sogeti Denmark
How to Deliver Winning Mobile Apps[presentation]

Do you find yourself confused about the definition of mobile testing? Do you understand the challenges of mobile testing and where to start? Is this your first mobile testing project? Joe Larizza and Eran Kinsbruner describe the techniques of mobile testing and the steps necessary to help...

Joe Larizza, Royal Bank of Canada, and Eran Kinsbruner, Perfecto Mobile
Testing Blockbuster Games: Lessons for All Testers[presentation]

We can all learn valuable lessons from game development where, in addition to functional performance, overall experiential quality—user experience (UX)—is of critical importance. Blockbuster game development presents particular challenges with regard to scale, rapid iteration, and fuzzy...

Tulay Tetiker McNally, BioWare Electronic Arts and Alex Lucas, BioWare Electronic Arts
Implement an Enterprise Performance Test Process[presentation]

Suddenly, application performance is important to your business, and you have been given the budget to improve it. You’re in a hurry because customers are complaining or because you expect jumps in transaction volume and your application needs to scale quickly. Do you know where to start?

Ryan Riehle, InCycle Software
An Automation Framework for Everyone [presentation]

Chris Loder shares how his team at Halogen Software has implemented Selenium in a framework that everyone in his company's R&D group can use. With an ever-increasing amount of manual regression testing, the team needed an easy-to-use automation framework. Chris presents an example of...

Chris Loder, Halogen Software
Risk-Based Testing for Agile Projects[presentation]

Many projects implicitly use some kind of risk-based approach for prioritizing testing activities. However, critical testing decisions should be based on a product risk assessment process using key business drivers as its foundation. For agile projects, this assessment should be both...

Erik van Veenendaal, Improve IT Services BV
The Future of the Software Testing Profession[presentation]

The world of testers and test managers—like most professions—continues to evolve. Some say the more things change, the more things stay the same; others say that testing as a profession is dying. These divergent views raise compelling questions. Are we approaching the era of minimal...

Mike Sowers


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