STAREAST 2003 - Software Testing Conference


Choosing and Managing the Ideal Test Team

This paper discusses what it takes to assemble the right members to make a successful test team. Examples are given of what to do and what not to do. Want to know how to recruit the right testers for your project? Read on and find out!

Lloyd Roden, Grove Consultants

Damage Prevented: The Value of Testing

Techniques to help your software team prevent defects in projects are detailed. This article also discusses the economic value of testing.

Tim Koomen, Sogeti
Defect Escape Analysis for Test Process Improvement

An escape is a defect that was not found by, or one that escaped from, the test team. Implementing the escape analysis method for test improvement can increase the quality of software by lessening the occurrence of software defects.

Mary Vandermark, IBM Corporation
Efficient Testing Using the Pairwise Approach

This article discusses the All-Pairs testing method and how to implement it for your testing team. Detailed instructions are also provided.

Bernie Berger, Test Assured Inc.

Establishing a Fully Integrated Test Automation Architecture

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Ed Kit, Software Development Technologies
Estimation for Test Projects

This paper discusses practical tools and techniques for adapting to project constraints. A hypothetical case study is also included.

Rex Black, Rex Black Consulting Services, Inc.

Exploring Exploratory Testing

This article discusses what good exploratory testing entails. Discover why testers should plan to use exploratory techniques in their day to day testing activities and how to use risks to define specific exploratory tests. Learn simple heuristics to help in risk identification and how implementing it can benefit you test team.

Andy Tinkham, Florida Institute of Technology
Getting Creative: A Fresh Perspective on Software Testing

Being creative means using all the resources at your disposal to analyze, strategize, plan, test, and ultimately deliver the information your management needs, when they need it, so they can make better decisions. We need to be creative because there’s no one right way to do anything. Best practices in one environment may be worst practices in another.

Elisabeth Hendrickson, Quality Tree Software, Inc.

How to Make Friends with Upper Management and Influence Process Change

This paper discusses how to make friends with upper
management so you can influence process change. It also discusses reasons for change and how to communicating them effectively can benefit your test team.

Don Oxley, Advanced Fibre Communications
How to Test Without Testable Requirements

This paper discusses why testing without requirements can create a problem for your project. Testing without the proper requirements can lead to less reliable software results and more software failures.

Mark Taylor, Analex Corporation


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