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Improving Testing with Process Assessments[presentation]

Fast development cycles, distributed architectures, code reuse, and developer productivity suites make it imperative that we improve our software test efficiency. A process assessment is one approach to begin an improvement program.

Robert Topolski, Intel Corporation
Free Test Tools are Like a Box of Chocolates[presentation]

You never know what you are going to get! Until you explore, it can be hard to tell whether a free, shareware, or open source tool is an abandoned and poorly documented research project or a robust powerhouse of a tool.

Danny Faught, Tejas Software Consulting
Mistaken Interpretation Mistaken Interpretation[article]

Our brains are wonderful processors capable of making sense of the huge amount of sensory input we receive every day. But sometimes, our first interpretation of sensory data can lead us astray. Esther Derby shows us how assuming our interpretation of events holds the truth of the matter can damage relationships, and how testing our interpretations can help.

Esther Derby's picture Esther Derby
Using Personas to Improve Testing[presentation]

Too often testers are thrown into the testing process without direct knowledge of the customers' behaviors and business process.

Robyn Edgar, Microsoft
Managing Agile Test Departments[presentation]

What is the impact of agile methods on test departments and testers? How do you manage testing in an agile test department?

Robert Martin, Object Mentor
Mainframe-Class Recoverability Testing[presentation]

The corollary to the axiom "all software has bugs" is "you will never find them all." Even if you could, hardware and environmental failures always are lurking about, waiting to crash the software.

Scott Loveland, IBM Corporation
A "Follow the Sun" Test Automation Strategy[presentation]

In this case study of an award winning project, Andy Redwood describes how his team used "best shoring" of testing services to reduce costs, reuse assets, and get the best from their test automation tools.

Andy Redwood, Buttonwood Tree Group
Applying eXtreme Programming Techniques to Automated Testing[presentation]

"Automating manual tests was taking too long and we believed that overhead would become too high to maintain the automated tests.

Neill McCarthy, BJSS
STARWEST 2004: The Business Case for Software Quality[presentation]

Software quality is first and foremost a business issue, and testing is often the last line of defense.

Richard Bender, Bender RBT Inc.
Conveying Performance Test Results with Data Visualization[presentation]

Performance and load testing generate barrels of data about transaction times, hardware resource utilization, and system behaviors.

Dan Downing, Mentora Inc
Asia as a Test Outsource Center[presentation]

Outsourcing testing software projects to countries in Asia is a trend that is here to stay. You have a growing number of choices for an outsourcing country in Asia-India, China, Taipei, Korea, and others.

Jacob Hsu, Symbio Group
Test Automation using Scripting Languages[presentation]

Unless you have an automation tool for functional testing, you probably do not have time to execute all the manual tests you should.

Dion Johnson, DiJohn Innovative Consulting
STARWEST 2004: Testing Dialogues - Technical Issues[presentation]

Is there an important technical test issue bothering you? Or, as a test engineer, are you looking for some career advice?

Facilitated by Esther Derby and Elisabeth Hendrickson
Rescuing a Runaway Test Project[presentation]

As a testing consultant Geoff Horne often is called upon to help rescue runaway testing projects. In this presentation, Geoff looks at common causes of such problems, what to do to remedy them, and how to prevent their recurrence.

Geoff Horne, iSQA
The Four Schools of Software Testing[presentation]

Testing experts often disagree. Why? Different testers have different understandings of the role and mission of software testing.

Bret Pettichord, ThoughtWorks


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