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Choosing the Right Test Cases for Automation[presentation]

With hopes of reducing testing cost and effort, companies often look to test automation as the cure-all for their problems. However, without clear and practical objectives, a test automation project is bound to fail.

Pradeep Kumar, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Test Planning: Defining Boundaries and Setting Expectations[presentation]

Is testing often the last thing considered in your projects? Does your test team always seem out of the loop? Then, Jane Fraser can help you. She describes a process in which testers focus on reaching consensus with the whole project team.

Jane Fraser, Electronic Arts
Managing a Successful User Acceptance Test[presentation]

It's just days before you plan to go live with the new system. The User Acceptance Test (UAT) is the only thing that stands in the way. Will it be successful? Will the users devote the time they committed to so long ago to perform the tests?

Sara Jones, SAIC
STARWEST 2009: Resistance as a Resource: Moving Your Organization to Higher Quality[presentation]

As a tester, you are an agent of change and a creative, intelligent, and insightful member of your team. You have good ideas about how to improve your organization and its products. You make your proposal.

Dale Emery, Consultant
Seven Factors for Agile Testing Success[presentation]

What do testers need to do differently to be successful on an agile project? How can agile development teams employ testers’ skills and experience for maximum value to the project?

Janet Gregory, DragonFire Inc.
STARWEST 2009: Seven Habits of Highly Effective Automation Testers[presentation]

In many organizations, test automation is becoming a specialized career path.

Mukesh Mulchandani, ZenTEST Labs
Make Defects Pay with Root Cause Analysis[presentation]

Although finding and fixing a defect can improve software quality, often its greatest value is to use the defect as a catalyst for preventing a similar problem in the future.

Randy Rice, Rice Consulting Services, Inc.
Managing a Globally Distributed Test Organization[presentation]

Although many businesses have successfully outsourced software development and testing activities, managing a truly globally distributed test organization comes with a unique set of challenges.

Anu Kak, PayPal
Detective Work for Testers: Finding Workflow-based Defects[presentation]

Workflow-based Web application security defects are especially difficult on enterprises because they evade traditional simple point-and-scan vulnerability detection techniques.

Rafal Los, Hewlett-Packard Application Security Center
Coloring Outside the Lines: Web Services Interoperability Testing[presentation]

Web services interoperability testing is complex, subjective, and unlike traditional testing in many ways. The Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) organization provides a wealth of materials and tools about interoperability.

Christopher Ferris, IBM Software Group, Standards Strategy
Test Automation Objectives[presentation]

Test automation efforts frequently fail because of unrealistic expectations, often the result of choosing poor objectives for automation.

Dorothy Graham, Consultant
Testing Lessons from Classic Fairy Tales[presentation]

Once upon a time, in testing conferences not so long ago, Rob Sabourin presented useful testing lessons from the most unlikely sources: the Looney Tunes gang, the Great Detectives, Dr.

Robert Sabourin, AmiBug.com, Inc.
Virtualization: The Path to Multiple Efficiencies[presentation]

Many teams test software on a wide variety of operating system and hardware environment configurations. Traditionally, they use dozens-sometimes hundreds-of machines in their offices and test labs to get the job done.

Alan Page, Microsoft
STARWEST 2009: Performance Engineering: More Than Just Load Testing[presentation]

Performance testing that is only done at the last minute, just prior to launch, is not the right approach for systems that are highly complex with many opportunities for bottlenecks.

Rex (Red) Black, Expedia, Inc.
Testing the Client and the Cloud[presentation]

Today, a large portion of computing is moving off the desktop, out of the organization, and into the cloud.

Ken Johnston, Microsoft Corporation

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