Conference Presentations

The Challenges of BIG Testing: Automation, Virtualization, Outsourcing, and More

Hans Buwalda shares his experiences and the strategies he's developed over the years for testing on very large projects. When “normal” testing practices are stressed on large projects, a multitude of innovative ideas and concepts emerge to support the industrial-strength practices such projects demand. Learn the significance of keyword automation on big test projects, how to design tests specifically for automation, and how to fit automation and scaling into your strategy. Hans explores how virtualization can help you leverage resources and how to deal with numerous versions and configurations common to large projects. Then, Hans points out the possibilities and pitfalls of outsourcing test automation. The information presented is based on his seventeen years of worldwide experience with testing and test automation, in testing projects that in some cases need to execute continuously for many weeks on numerous machines.

Hans Buwalda, LogiGear Corporation
Creating Quality From Scratch: How to Build a Testing Organization

With more and more companies realizing the need for testing throughout the product development process, there's a growing demand for bigger, better QA teams. If you find yourself the first member of a newly formed department, it's likely you'll be asked to do the testing and build the team simultaneously. This presentation presents a strategy for meeting the day-to-day testing challenges, while planning for the future of the department. It tells you how you can lay the foundation and build the house-all at the same time.

Eric Patel, Nokia Home Communications

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