Conference Presentations

Test Design Techniques in Exploratory Testing
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Not all testers are lucky enough to get a good foundation for their testing—detailed requirements and system specifications. That, combined with the harsh reality of not having...

Gitte Ottosen, Sogeti Denmark
We’re Moving to Agile: What Are Our Testers Going to Do?
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As more and more organizations transition to agile, many still do not understand how testing fits into agile teams. Does it simply mean placing a tester on every team? Or does...

Pradeepa Narayanaswamy , Centare
STARCANADA 2014: Become a Big Data Quality Hero
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Many believe that regression testing an application with minimal data is sufficient. However, the data testing methodology becomes far more complex with big data applications. Testing...

Jason Rauen, LexisNexis
How Did I Miss That Bug? Managing Cognitive Bias in Testing
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How many bugs have you missed that were obvious to others? We all approach testing hampered by our own biases. Understanding our biases—preconceived notions and the ability to focus...

Gerie Owen, Northeast Utilities, Inc. and Peter Varhol, Telerik
Why Software Drives Us Crazy
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Some people insist that machines will replace humans in many different ways; others disagree, but without explaining why. You could say a smartphone app replaces an admin assistant...

Michael Bolton, DevelopSense
It’s All Fun and Games: Using Play to Improve Tester Creativity
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The number of software test tools keeps expanding, and individual tools are continuously becoming more advanced. However, there is no doubt that a tester’s most important—yet often neglected and underused—tool is the mind. As testers, we need to employ our intelligence, imagination, and...

Christin Wiedemann, Professional Quality Assurance Ltd.
An Interview with Dawn Haynes: ADC-BSW 2013 Interview Series
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Committed to covering the latest trends and approaches for anyone investigating or implementing agile development practices, processes, technologies, and leadership principles, Agile Development & Better Software Conference West offers their 2013 interview series. 

Dawn Haynes, PerfTestPlus 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
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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 2012 Keynote: Testing Trends: Cloud, Virtualization, and Mobility
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Almost daily, we see reports of software failures that harm enterprises and impact the brand, putting testing organizations and their efforts in the spotlight. Fortunately, testers are now in one of the most exciting times in the software industry’s history!

Theresa Lanowitz, voke, inc.

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