Process

Conference Presentations

Shifting Left: The Evolution of Test Automation
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As the software development lifecycle shifts toward agile and lean methodologies, quality in every build becomes critical. Continuous integration allows development teams to receive immediate feedback on their code, creating more efficiency and higher quality...

Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA, Inc., and Michael Faulise, tap | QA
The Survey Says: Testers Spend Their Time Doing...
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How can testers contribute more to the success of their project and their company? How can they focus on asking the right questions, improving test planning and design, and finding defects so the business releases a quality product―even though there’s always one more fire to extinguish or...

Al Wagner, IBM
Service Virtualization: Speed Up Delivery and Improve Quality
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“We could not test this because…” Every technology professional has experienced issues during system testing when unit testing was overlooked or cut short. Every project team has hit roadblocks during system testing when dependent systems or complicated data have been unavailable...

Anne Hungate, DIRECTV, and Robb Kelman, DIRECTV
From Chaos to Order—Leading Software Teams Today
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To successfully lead “the nerd herd,” you’re expected to motivate your team to perform, encourage innovation, and produce software solutions that delight the customer. Prioritizing your time for what’s most important can be quite challenging—especially when you’re swamped with a...

Ken Whitaker
Why Agile Fails in Large Enterprises—and What to Do about It
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Agile works. We get it. You don’t have to sell people on the underlying principles anymore. Even so, many large-scale agile transformations are struggling. Some have failed. Others can’t figure out why things aren't working after multiple attempts. It’s easy to blame the people, the...

Mike Cottmeyer, LeadingAgile, LLC
Automating End-to-End Business Scenario Testing
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Allstate Insurance had a problem. While thoroughly testing each of their more than thirty business systems, they were still failing to provide good service to their clients, agents, and internal customers. The reason was simple. Implementing end-to-end business processes requires more than...

Sandra Alequin, Allstate Insurance and Monika Mehrotra, Infosys, Ltd.
EARS: The Easy Approach to Requirements Syntax
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One key to specifying effective functional requirements is minimizing misinterpretation and ambiguity. By employing a consistent syntax in your requirements, you can improve readability and help ensure that everyone on the team understands exactly what to develop. John Terzakis provides...

John Terzakis, Intel
Data-Driven Software Testing: The New, Lean Approach to Quality
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The Internet of Things and always connected devices are generating exabytes of user data and device telemetry. Organizations worldwide are leveraging this data for new products and new business insights, but this data is also fundamentally changing how organizations drive, assess, and...

Ken Johnston, Microsoft
Applying Courtship Principles: Hiring for the Long Term
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As managers, we tend to focus on improving our processes. But have you considered that good people—not processes—are really the foundation of high-quality software? Competent and skilled people—combined with good process—can consistently produce higher-quality software...

Philip Lew, XBOSoft
Product Management: Optimizing the What to Develop
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Most organizations struggle with the processes that define what software they should develop, when to do it, and how it will evolve over time—all parts of the product management role and activities. Because repeatable processes have not been established and organizations cope with...

Ernani Ferrari, Mondo Strategies

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