Conference Presentations

Please enter a presentation title, conference name, or keyword

Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference West 2014

Video: An Agile Throwdown: Munich Takes on the Columbus Agile Benchmark Study

Agile has not only gone mainstream, it’s gone global. Data on agile team performance, time-to-market, and quality have emerged in the past decade. In 2012, a group of...

Michael Mah, QSM Associates, Inc.
Video: Beyond the Web and Apps: The Domestication of Knowledge

Since the dawn of computing, we've invented only two ways to get work done―the web or apps. We hunt for information on the web or we gather functionality from the app store. In each case, users must take the initiative to find the information they need...

James Whittaker, Microsoft
Video: Driving Lean Innovation on Agile Teams

The Lean Startup® methodology has taken the business world by storm and is revolutionizing product development through the application of a Build-Measure-Learn cycle, and the systematic application of techniques such as Customer Discovery, Customer Development, and Pirate Metrics. With...

Sanjiv Augustine, LitheSpeed

STAREAST 2014 - Software Testing Conference

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to User Acceptance Testing

On large enterprise projects, the user acceptance test (UAT) is often envisioned to be a grand event where the users accept the software, money is paid, and the congratulations and...

Randy Rice, Rice Consulting Services, Inc.
A Rapid Introduction to Rapid Software Testing

You're under tight time pressure and have barely enough information to proceed with testing. How do you test quickly and inexpensively, yet still produce informative, credible...

Michael Bolton, DevelopSense
Accelerate Testing in Agile through a Shared Business Domain Language

In agile projects, when the cycle from ideas to production shortens from months to hours, each software development activity—including testing—is impacted. Reaching this level of...

Laurent Py, Smartesting

STARCANADA 2014 - Software Testing Conference

A Guide to Cross-Browser Functional Testing

The term “cross-browser functional testing” usually means some variation of automated or manual testing of a web-based application on different mobile or desktop browsers...

Malcolm Isaacs, HP
A Tester’s Guide to Collaborating with Product Owners

The role of the Product Owner in Scrum is only vaguely defined—owning the Product Backlog and representing the “customer.” In many organizations, Product Owners go it alone, trying...

Bob Galen, Velocity Partners
Agile Test Management and Reporting—Even in a Non-Agile Project

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

Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference East 2013

A Mind-Blowing Exploration on How to Make Better Decisions

Have you ever watched a medical drama with scenes featuring doctors making split second, life-or-death decisions? As software professional, there may be less at stake when it comes to your decisions, yet you often need to act under time pressure, limited information, and conditions of...

Iain McCowatt, Barclays
A Year of “Testing” the Cloud for Development and Test

Jim Trentadue describes the first year his organization used the cloud for its non-production needs: development, testing, training, and production support. Jim begins by describing the components of a cloud environment and how it differs from a traditional physical server structure.

Jim Trentadue, New York Life
Acceptance Test-Driven Development: Mastering Agile Testing

On agile teams, testers can struggle to keep up with the pace of development if they continue employing a waterfall-based verification process—finding bugs after development. Nate Oster challenges you to question waterfall assumptions and replace this legacy verification testing with...

Nate Oster, CodeSquads LLC

STARWEST 2013 - Software Testing Conference

A Rapid Introduction to Rapid Software Testing

You're under tight time pressure and have barely enough information to proceed with testing. How do you test quickly and inexpensively, yet still produce informative, credible, and accountable results? Rapid Software Testing, adopted by context-driven testers worldwide, offers a...

Paul Holland, Testing Thoughts
Agile Code Reviews for Better Software—Sooner

Code reviews are often thought of as anti-agile, cumbersome, and disruptive. However, done correctly, they enable agile teams to become more collaborative and effective, and ultimately to produce higher quality software faster. Mark Hammer describes how lightweight code review practices...

Mark Hammer, SmartBear Software
Alan Page: On Testing

You name the testing topic, and Alan Page has an opinion on it, hands-on practical experience with it—or both. Spend the morning with Alan as he discusses a variety of topics, trends, and tales of software engineering and software testing. In an interactive format loosely based on...

Alan Page, Microsoft

Upcoming Events

Sep 22
Sep 24
Oct 12
Nov 09