Conference Presentations

Testing Hyper-Complex Systems: What Can We Know? What Can We Claim?
Slideshow

Throughout history, people have built systems of dramatically increasing complexity. In simpler systems, defects at the micro level are mitigated by the macro level structure. In complex systems, failures at the micro level cannot be compensated for at a higher level, often with...

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Web and Mobile App Accessibility Testing
Slideshow

If a website or mobile app is not accessible to all potential visitors, is it truly a quality product? Services, products, information, and entertainment on the web and mobile devices can be made available to millions of consumers with vision, hearing, or motor control difficulties by...

Nancy Kastl, SPR Consulting
Metrics Program Implementation: Pitfalls and Successes
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When we talk about product quality, test team efficiency, and productivity, we always talk numbers. However, very few companies implement metrics programs in a way that supports solid decision making. Many have tried and failed, leaving a negative impression of metrics. Kris Kosyk explains...

Kris Kosyk, SoftServe
Avoid Testing Mistakes or Really Bad Things Can Happen
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In our work we assess the quality of software to give well-grounded advice on the “go live” decision. We test software to prevent bad things from happening to users once the software is deployed. However, in some cases, the mere act of testing breaches safety barriers and can put companies...

Bart Knaack, Professional Testing
Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls
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In spite of many great testing “how-to” books, people involved with system and software testing—testers, requirements engineers, system/software architects, system and software engineers, technical leaders, managers, and customers—continue to make many different types of testing-related...

Donald Firesmith, Software Engineering Institute
The Future of the Software Testing Profession
Video

The world of testers and test managers—like most professions—continues to evolve. Some say the more things change, the more things stay the same; others say that testing as a profession is dying. These divergent views raise compelling questions. Are we approaching the era of minimal...

Mike Sowers
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
Designing a Robust Test Strategy for Mobile Apps
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Every day thousands of mobile apps are built, and many are released with poor quality. Dozens of new mobile devices become available every day. Immense pressure mounts on organizations to test mobile apps with shorter go-to-market cycles. Mobile app testing becomes overwhelming...

Parimala Hariprasad, Amadeus Software Labs India Pvt. Ltd
Unleashing the Creative Mind of the Test Engineer
Slideshow

Do we each have a natural capacity for creativity? Can creativity be learned or enhanced? How do we ignite inventiveness? To be competitive in today’s world, it’s important to creatively respond to unanticipated challenges, make new connections, and adapt and continually improve...

Audrey Marak, AmerisourceBergen Corporation
STAREAST 2015: Risk-Based Testing for Agile Projects
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Many projects implicitly use some kind of risk-based approach for prioritizing testing activities. However, critical testing decisions should be based on a product risk assessment process using key business drivers as its foundation. For agile projects, this assessment should be both...

Erik van Veenendaal, Improve IT Services BV

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