Conference Presentations

Lean Test Management: Reduce Waste in Planning, Automation, and Execution
Slideshow

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
Things That Really Matter in Testing—Today and Tomorrow
Video

After a twenty-year career at Microsoft, Bj Rollison took some time to reflect on the software testing profession. Bj has seen many positive changes in our field through the years. Unfortunately, he also has seen too many of us still mired in trends and topics that make good fodder for...

Bj Rollison
Project Management Tips to Improve Test Planning
Slideshow

When done right, testing is more than test plans, test scripts, and executing tests. In fact a test leader should consider testing a sub-project of the larger development project. By applying the same techniques project managers use to plan and manage the overall project, test leaders can...

Ricki Henry, Clark County Nevada
STARWEST 2015: Lightning Strikes the Keynotes
Video

Throughout the years, Lightning Talks have been a popular part of the STAR conferences. If you’re not familiar with the concept, Lightning Talks consists of a series of five-minute talks by different speakers within one presentation period. Lightning Talks are the opportunity for speakers...

Lee Copeland
Using Crowd Testing for a Game Engine
Slideshow

Testing a PC-based game poses interesting challenges. With different OS platforms and many different GPUs, the number of combinations to test grows quickly. The large number of hardware configurations used by the players of EVE Online makes it impossible to test them all. This can lead...

Björgvin Reynisson, CCP Games
I Don’t Want to Talk about Bugs: Let’s Change the Conversation
Video

It’s time to change the conversation about testing and quality―from bugs and poor requirements to products and solutions. Instead, Janet Gregory says testers and managers working in agile organizations need to learn more about the business, the market, and the customers. With that...

Janet Gregory
Usability Testing Goes Mobile
Slideshow

The introduction of mobile devices and applications presents new challenges to traditional usability testing practices. Identifying the differences between usability testing techniques for traditional desktop applications and mobile applications is critical to ensuring their acceptance and...

Susan Brockley, ExxonMobil
The Adventures of a First-Time Test Lead: An Unexpected Journey
Slideshow

When moving to a new position in your organization, you might not always feel confident—and that’s fine. If you have ever wondered how to change your mindset from “I need to learn from someone more experienced than I” to “I need to train and lead a team,” Ioan Todoran shares what he...

Ioan Todoran, Expedia Affiliate Network
Become an Influential Tester: Learn How to Be Heard
Slideshow

As a tester, are you frustrated that no one listens to you? Are you finding bugs and having them ignored? Are you worried that the development process and product quality aren’t as good as they should be? Jane Fraser shares ways to help you be heard―ways to position yourself as a leader...

Jane Fraser, Anki, Inc.
How We NOW Test Software at Microsoft
Slideshow

In December 2008 when How We Test Software at Microsoft was first published, the software community appreciated the insight into many testing activities and processes popular at Microsoft. Six and a half years later, many companies—including Microsoft—have evolved and changed in a variety...

Alan Page, Microsoft

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