Conference Presentations

The Tester’s Role: Balancing Technical Acumen and User Advocacy
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Ten years ago, many of us started our careers in testing, generally moving from a different internal role. It was common for people who were product users to be hired to jump start their technical career. Now, we see the growth of tester positions that require coding experience or a...

Melissa Tondi
Collocated West Logo Identify and Exploit Behavioral Boundaries for Unit Testing
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Whether writing unit tests after coding or using test-driven development (TDD), developers often ask themselves—How much testing is enough? Or too much? Or not enough? Rob Myers helps answer these questions using the techniques from his experience doing and teaching TDD. Look for those...

Rob Myers
STAREast Logo Lessons Learned in (Selling) Software Testing
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In 2013, Keith Klain quit his job as Head of the Global Test Center at Barclays Investment Bank to start a test consulting business based on context-driven testing principles. Keith has spent the past two years wading through industry dogma, pitching new ideas about testing to clients...

Keith Klain
STAREast Logo Testing in the New World of Off-the-Shelf Software
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Testing an off-the-shelf, sometimes called COTS, system? Often, project managers and stakeholders mistakenly believe that one benefit of purchasing software is that there is little, if any, testing required. This could not be further from the truth. Testing COTS software requires a...

Gerie Owen and Peter Varhol
The First Wave of IoT—Blood in the Water
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In the past two or three years the consumer market has seen the idea of the Internet of Things (IoT) go from a prediction to reality. The first wave of IoT products was largely fueled by the parallel innovation of crowdfunding, which allowed makers and early stage ideas to get off the...

Kevin Rohling
Build Smarter Mobile Apps with Real-Time Relevance
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Personalized mobile user experience is a hot topic today because a smarter app will delight users, keep them coming back, and make your business stand out above the crowd. The extreme version of personalization is real-time contextual and social relevance. According to Jason...

Jason Arbon
Collocated East Logo Testing Is the Profession I Chose
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Never underestimate the power of sharing the testing team’s achievements, lessons learned, challenges faced, roadblocks encountered, and the enriching solutions found. Jyothi Rangaiah says as testers we must be ready to nurture the needs of testing and testers in the organizations we serve.

Jyothi Rangaiah
Collocated East Logo Test Data Management: A Healthcare Industry Case Study
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As IT systems increase in both scale and complexity, delivering quality applications becomes more challenging. In addition to creating and executing test scenarios, testers need to create and maintain the test data that enables test execution. Test data management (TDM) creates and...

Jatinder Singh, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Shaheer Mohammed, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Collocated East Logo Soft Skills You Need Are Not Always Taught in Class
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For years in the software industry, the focus of discussion, programs, and expense has been on career skill development to enhance team performance. To support skill development, a variety of certifications and training opportunities have been created to increase technical knowledge...

Jon Hagar, Independent Consultant
Lean Test Management: Reduce Waste in Planning, Automation, and Execution
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Testing enterprise software requires effective resource management to prevent costly delays, budget overruns, and failed projects. In many software projects, more than 50 percent of development costs are attributed to software testing activities. With testing accounting for such a large...

Tariq King, Ultimate Software

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