STAREAST 2013 - Software Testing Conference


Building Successful Test Teams

“People are the most important asset of any organization.” Even though we hear that a lot, leaders and managers actually spend very little time focusing on the people side of testing. The skills and makeup of a test team are important and must be managed and cultivated properly.

Lloyd Roden, Lloyd Roden Consultancy

Crowdsourcing: An Innovative Approach to Testing

In the perfect world, you would prefer to hire and develop a large number of the most qualified testers to work on your projects. However, when that’s impossible, crowdsourcing may be the answer. Crowdsourcing provides a mechanism for finding and using large numbers of qualified...

Ralph Decker, Alliance Global Services

Cutting-edge Performance Testing on eCommerce Websites

Having problems with your website’s performance? Does it take too much time and effort to determine the cause of a particular page’s poor performance? Would you like to find the root cause of client-side issues in an automated way? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then...

Ron Woody, GSI Commerce

Data Masking: Testing with Near-real Data

Organizations worldwide collect data about customers, users, products, and services. Striving to get the most out of collected data, they use it to fuel many day-to-day processes including software testing, development, and personnel training. The majority of this collected data is...

Martin Kralj, Ekobit

Deadlines Approaching? Budgets Cut? How to Keep Your Sanity

Testing projects have a habit of dissolving into chaos—and even strife—as deadlines approach and budgets are cut. When asked to do the impossible, risk management and mitigation tools can be the only way for testers to survive. Geoff Horne presents a proven method he uses for...

Geoff Horne, NZTester Magazine

Emerging Wave of Digital Strategy and Way Forward for Assurance Services

Social media, big data, cloud, analytics and mobility have driven an aggressive digital disruption across many industries. Tuned to these imperatives, organizations are planning to implement holistic digital strategies to stay competitive.

Prasad Mk, Tata Consultancy Services

Emotional Intelligence in Software Testing

As test managers and test professionals we can have an enormous emotional impact on others. We're constantly dealing with fragile egos, highly charged situations, and pressured people playing a high-stakes game under conditions of massive uncertainty. We're often the bearers...

Thomas McCoy, Australian Department of Families

Exploratory Testing on Agile Projects: Combining SBTM and TBTM

Exploratory testing provides both flexibility and speed—characteristics that are vitally important with the quick pace of short agile iterations. With session-based test management (SBTM), exploratory testing is structured and documented in pre-defined sessions. A newer approach...

Christin Wiedemann, Professional Quality Assurance, Ltd.

Five Pains of a Test Manager and How to Overcome Them

Nowadays testing software and hardware is indispensable for companies. Companies often use software tools to support their QA activities. These tools should support test managers and not constrain them, allowing them to organize their work in the best way for their organization.

Regg Struyk, Polarion

Flintstones or Jetsons? Jump Start Your Virtual Test Lab

The power of virtualization has made it easy and inexpensive to create multiple environments for testing. How you implement your virtualization strategy can boost not only the savings on physical gear and availability of test environments but also your testing productivity. 

David Silk, Verisign, Inc.


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