quality assurance

Conference Presentations

Predictive Test Planning to Improve System Quality
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Penny McVay shares how her team approached improving the quality of a large policy-writing application for a global insurance carrier. The application has many pieces and parts, thousands of lines of code are changed monthly, and the business depends on a stable application. To mitigate...

Penny McVay
End-to-End Quality Approach: 14 Levels of Testing
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In 2015, the Standard & Poor’s Ratings IT team set out an ambitious objective—to tighten the process and controls around the quality of code deployed to production. Based on internal cost of quality assessments, and supporting agile and waterfall internal engineering processes...

Adrian Thibodeau and Chintan Pandya
Guerrilla QA: The Mobile of the Internet of All the Things!
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There are more than 10 billion devices connected today, and it’s predicted that by decade's end 99 percent of everything manufactured will be connected. And it all flows through the mobile world in some way. As mobile increasingly touches our lives, development teams and testers struggle...

Steven Winter
Quality Index: A Composite Metric for the Voice of Testing
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It is quite possible that you are spending a considerable amount of your time as a QA manager making sense of the multitude of metrics reported by your teams, connecting the facts, understanding the underlying reality, and articulating it to your peers and leadership. Still, others in the...

Nirav Patel, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Sutharson Veeravalli, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Putting Quality First through Continuous Testing
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Capital One has a highly integrated environment, which creates many dependencies for its agile teams. Because these dependencies are often not completed until late in their sprints, Capital One faced prolonged integration and regression testing phases, and did not realize the expected...

Adam Auerbach, Capital One
Building a World-Class Quality Team at eBay
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Today, many test methodologies can be used to achieve high quality and productivity ―Agile/Scrum, TDD, data modeling, risk analysis, and personas, just to name a few. So how do you pick the best approaches and techniques for your team and projects? Learn how Steve Hares helped build a...

Steve Hares, eBay
Inside the Mind of the 21st Century Customer
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Testers frequently say that they are the voice of the customer or the customer advocate for their organization’s products. In some situations this can be a helpful mindset, but no matter how hard he tries, a software tester is not the customer. In fact, there is no one better suited to...

Alan Page, Microsoft
Better Software Conference West 2015: Lean Software Development Is for Everyone
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Lean software engineering emphasizes continuous delivery of high quality applications. Ken Pugh explains the principles and practices that form the basis of lean software development―concentrating on developing a continuous flow by eliminating delays and loopbacks; delivering quickly by...

Ken Pugh, Net Objectives
Measuring Quality: Testing Metrics and Trends in Practice
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In today's fast-paced IT world, companies follow “best” testing trends and practices with the assumption that, by applying these methodologies, their product quality will improve. But that does not always happen. Why? Liana Gevorgyan questions and defines, in the language of metrics...

Liana Gevorgyan, Infostretch Corporation
Mindmaps: Lightweight Documentation for Testing
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Quality starts with requirements. In small to mid-size companies, it is not uncommon for the communication chain to be broken. Florin Ursu shares ways to avoid miscommunication through a streamlined process in which requirements are communicated to both developers and testers...

Florin Ursu, DMEautomotive

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