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The Estimate Is Nothing, The Estimating Is Everything[presentation]

In many software projects, estimation is consistently troublesome, contentious, and unreliable.

Dale Emery, DHE
Exploratory Validation: What We Can Learn from Testing Investment Models[presentation]

Over the past few years, the airwaves have been flooded with commercials for investment-support software. Do your research with us, they promise, and you can make scads of money in the stock market. How could we test such a product?

Cem Kaner, Florida Institute of Technology
STAREAST 2011: Performance Engineering: More Than Just Load Testing[presentation]

Performance testing that is only done at the last minute–just prior to launch–is the wrong approach for complex systems which have many opportunities for performance bottlenecks.

Rex (Red) Black, J9 Technologies
Managing with Metrics[presentation]

Many consider metrics a thorn in the side of software test and development efforts. However, when used properly, metrics offer critical insight into underlying issues within projects.

Shaun Bradshaw, Zenergy Technologies
Automation Strategies for Testing Complex Data and Dashboards[presentation]

Test automation engineers are inevitably confronted with the difficult challenge of testing a screen containing hundreds–if not thousands–of data values.

Greg Paskal, JCPenney
Thread-based Exploratory Testing[presentation]

Although most of us begin our day with a prioritized plan–our To Do list–almost instantly we are plagued by distractions and interruptions.

Jon Bach, eBay Inc
Top Testing Challenges We Face Today[presentation]

Some people thrive on challenges; others struggle daily to deal with them. Handled well, challenges can make us stronger, more passionate, and more determined to succeed.

Lloyd Roden, Grove Consultants
The 2011 Survival Guide: Lessons for Test Professionals[presentation]

When we are in dangerous situations, we need a well-thought-out survival guide to help save ourselves and others.

Julie Gardiner, Grove Consultants
Embracing Change: Transforming Ideas and Challenges into Opportunities[presentation]

Why are managers so poor at bringing about change? Why do people often resist and sometimes reject necessary changes?

Naomi Karten, Karten Associates
STAREAST 2011: Lightning Strikes the Keynotes[presentation]

Lightning Talks have been a very popular part of many STAR conferences throughout the years.

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Sleeping with the Enemy[presentation]

Unfortunately, traditional software delivery models are often based on a lack of trust among stakeholders. Because the business doesn't trust developers, testers are asked to provide independent validation.

Gojko Adzic, Neuri Ltd.
How to Win Friends and Influence People - and Deliver Quality Software[presentation]

Since first published, Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People has motivated generations of aspiring leaders to polish up their people skills.

Andy Kaufman, Institute for Leadership Excellence & Development, Inc.
Dependable vs. Irreplaceable[article]

We all like being in demand, feeling wanted, and being dependable. But, we forget that there is a thin line between being dependable and irreplaceable. The result is not only a loss of credibility but also a loss of opportunities

Rinku Sahay's picture Rinku Sahay
Do You Need Titled Architects for Your Agile Programs?[article]

Johanna Rothman received a variety of responses to her recent writing on agile architecture. In this article, she attempts to clarify her case for having an architect on some—but not all—agile programs, depending on a number of factors.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Are the Five CEO Temptations Limiting Your Leadership Potential?[article]

Becoming a CEO isn’t the ultimate goal for the most successful CEOs. It is a status that they use to achieve great things, and they face ongoing temptations that threaten their potential. Here, Laura Brandenburg takes a look at the temptations in Patrick Lencioni’s Five Temptations of a CEO that can limit the potential of not only CEOs, but also anyone in a leadership position.

Laura Brandenburg's picture Laura Brandenburg


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