requirements

Conference Presentations

Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Testing

The Unified Modeling Language (UML) has become the industry's standard for capturing software architectures and elaborating system design. This presentation provides an overview of the UML from a tester's perspective. Learn how UML represents software design, including key diagrams. Discover when these diagrams are appropriate, what information can be derived from them, and what types of software can be represented. Explore ways to use UML to facilitate communication among testers, developers, and analysts in your organization.

Sam Guckenheimer, Rational Software
An Emerging Requirement Type--Legal Requirements

Testing to external standards is taking on new meaning-and a new sense of urgency-when money changes hands in cyberspace. Business rules, which are driven by legal requirements and perceptions of legal risk, dramatically expand the qualitative measures for Web-based applications. In this presentation, discover a conceptual framework for developing test plans and test cases that accommodate emerging legal requirements.

James Speer, Data Dimensions, Inc.
Manage Testing by the Numbers

Telcordia's Software Quality Assurance Testing Organization Business Model was developed to assist its SQA Testing Management Team in becoming more effective and productive in managing SQA testing. Learn how the implementation of this model can help raise the overall technical expertise of your test management team.

Sharon Burrell, Telcordia Technologies
Performance Evaluation and Measurement of Enterprise Applications

Today's large-scale enterprise applications are all Web-enabled and complex in nature. Many users experience performance problems from day one. Performance evaluation and measurement via extensive testing is the only practical way to raise and address all issues prior to a successful deployment. Learn how to tackle performance and capacity issues with the appropriate testing strategy and scalable infrastructure/architecture.

Rakesh Radhakrishnan, Sun Microsystems
Critical Components of Asset Management

Examine how Information Technology (IT) asset management methodologies can reduce your organization's IT budget between five and thirty-five percent. Kathy Shoop discusses the critical components to deploy, the challenges of implementing such a program, and the limitations of asset management tools such as spreadsheets and in-house development efforts. Discover the best practices for implementing an asset management initiative in your organization that will result in immediate cost savings.

Kathy Shoop, Janus Technologies, Inc.
Satir Change Model You Can't Fight Change

We can probably agree that, for the most part, change is good. But it is also disruptive, and can even create chaos. In this column, Becky Winant explains a familiar model of the  change process, and offers some ways to acknowledge and cope with change in the workplace.

Becky Winant
Achieving Software Quality Through Test Automation Process Integration

With increasing demands for high-quality software applications in shorter development cycles, it's clear that teams need to go beyond simply running tests at the end of their development cycle. Instead, teams must approach development with quality as their primary objective. Brian Bryson shows you how to integrate automated testing tools with best practices to implement an effective quality assurance process from the beginning (and throughout) the development lifecycle.

Brian Bryson, Rational Software Corporation
A Look at Rational's RequisitePro

Creating requirements involves tracking and documenting all of the criteria for a system's success. A requirements management tool, such as IBM Rational's RequisitePro, can support this effort. While the tool won't verify that the requirements are consistent, correct, complete, relevant, coherent, and testable, it can help manage the task more efficiently by allowing you to document, track, and maintain the requirements in an automated fashion.

Elfriede Dustin's picture Elfriede Dustin
Ellen Gottesdiener on Requirements Exploration and Modeling

Translating customer requests into software requires exploration, learning, and discovery. As such, this Reference Point lists resources you can use to learn more about requirements exploration and modeling. Ellen Gottesdiener—a recognized authority on software requirements—provides her top recommendations for books, journals, and online resources on the subject.

Ellen Gottesdiener's picture Ellen Gottesdiener
Use Cases, Ten Years Later

Use cases have experienced a long and sometimes rocky history. Look back on the evolution of use cases to better understand how to use them today.

Alistair Cockburn's picture Alistair Cockburn

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