Conference Presentations

Billion Dollar Bugs: When and How to Test a Spreadsheet
Slideshow

The world has become increasingly dependent on computer-based models to make informed decisions. These models may be financial or engineering based and often are built with spreadsheets...

Gregory Pope, Lawrence Livermore National Labs
Courage and Freedom in Exploratory Testing

Exploratory testing (ET) consists of simultaneous learning, test design, test execution, and optimization. Most people are able to adopt the outward behaviors of ET but struggle to adopt an ET mindset. Griffin Jones explains that this mindset requires reflecting on four basic questions...

Griffin Jones, Congruent Compliance
Model-Based Testing: Concepts, Tools, and Techniques
Slideshow

For decades, software development tools and methods have evolved with an emphasis on modeling. Standards like UML and SysML are now used to develop some of the most complex systems in the world. However, test design remains a largely manual, intuitive process.

Adam Richards, Critical Logic
Behavior-Driven Design in Practice
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One of software development’s  greatest challenges is combining business needs with technical abilities to build products that customers want. Many development methodologies attempt to achieve this, but Nir Szilagyi and Janarthanan Eindhal think that few connect the dots as well as...

Nir Szilagyi, eBay, Inc. & Janarthanan Eindhal, eBay, Inc.
STAREAST 2013 Keynote: Asking the Right Questions? What Journalism Can Teach Testers
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As testing disciplines continues to evolve—and the demands on testers increase—we need to look for new paradigms to guide our work. Thomas McCoy believes the profession of journalism has much to offer in helping us ask the right kinds of questions, be heard, and deliver bad news effectively.

Thomas McCoy, Australian Department of Families
STAREAST 2013 Keynote: Surviving or Thriving: Top Ten Lessons for the Professional Tester
Video

As testers and test managers we often find ourselves struggling just to survive within our organization—sometimes with the possibility of job loss due to outsourcing looming. Often, we are told to become more “effective,” “efficient,” and do “more with less.” 

Lloyd Roden, Lloyd Roden Consultancy
STAREAST 2013: Finding the Real Value in Load Testing
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Organizations spend countless hours in load testing exercises with the intent of finding and fixing system bottlenecks to improve overall performance.  But how much time is spent in the process of preparing and executing the test versus finding and fixing real issues.

Duane Dorch, Compuware
Seven Things a Tester Should Know
Video

Microsoft Visual Studio Test Professional is a comprehensive software testing solution targeted at software testing practitioners. In this session you will be introduced to the powerful tools and capabilities of the solution in addressing the demands of full lifecycle software testing...

Theresa Lanowitz and Charles Sterling, Microsoft
Cause-Effect Graphing: Rigorous Test Case Design
Slideshow

A tester’s toolbox today contains a number of test case design techniques—classification trees, pairwise testing, design of experiments-based methods, and combinatorial testing. Each of these methods is supported by automated tools.

Gary Mogyorodi, Software Testing Services
Using Mindmaps to Develop a Test Strategy
Slideshow

Your test strategy is the design behind your plan—the set of big-picture ideas that embodies the overarching direction of your test effort. It captures the stakeholders’ values that will inspire, influence, and ultimately drive your testing.

Fiona Charles, Quality Intelligence

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