test methodologies

Conference Presentations

Reduce Third-Party Tool Dependencies in Your Test Framework
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Have you found yourself forced to use outdated test tools because the cost to migrate was prohibitive? Have you abandoned or rewritten existing tests because it was easier (and cheaper) than migrating? With technology ever changing, most businesses struggle to keep up with producing...

Chris Mauck, Neustar, Inc.
Create Products That Customers Love: A Testing Perspective
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Have you ever stood in line at midnight to buy the latest release of a product? Have you worked on a product that created such delight in customers that they camped out overnight to be the first to buy it? Though this level of customer devotion is rare, it is possible to create everyday...

Steve Hares, eBay
STAREAST 2015: When Testers Feel Left Out in the Cold
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When you're responsible for testing, it's almost a given that you will find yourself in a situation in which you feel alone and out in the cold. Management’s commitment for testing might be lacking, your colleagues in the project might be ignoring you, your team members might lack...

Hans Buwalda, LogiGear
Improve Your Test Process from the Bottom Up
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Test process improvement can be done in many ways. In a top-down approach a central organization does all the planning, and then implementation is done when everything is ready. In a bottom-up approach the improvements, developed and implemented in individual projects, are then spread...

Gitte Ottosen, Capgemini-Sogeti Denmark
Testers and Testing: A Product Owner’s Perspective
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Testers frequently feel that they and their contributions to delivering software are undervalued. These feelings may stem from patterns of important defects being de-prioritized, receiving lower salaries than their peers who code, being assigned seemingly pointless tasks, or being expected...

Scott Barber, PerfTestPlus, Inc.
Web and Mobile App Accessibility Testing
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If a website or mobile app is not accessible to all potential visitors, is it truly a quality product? Services, products, information, and entertainment on the web and mobile devices can be made available to millions of consumers with vision, hearing, or motor control difficulties by...

Nancy Kastl, SPR Consulting
Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls
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In spite of many great testing “how-to” books, people involved with system and software testing—testers, requirements engineers, system/software architects, system and software engineers, technical leaders, managers, and customers—continue to make many different types of testing-related...

Donald Firesmith, Software Engineering Institute
Avoid Testing Mistakes or Really Bad Things Can Happen
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In our work we assess the quality of software to give well-grounded advice on the “go live” decision. We test software to prevent bad things from happening to users once the software is deployed. However, in some cases, the mere act of testing breaches safety barriers and can put companies...

Bart Knaack, Professional Testing
Metrics Program Implementation: Pitfalls and Successes
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When we talk about product quality, test team efficiency, and productivity, we always talk numbers. However, very few companies implement metrics programs in a way that supports solid decision making. Many have tried and failed, leaving a negative impression of metrics. Kris Kosyk explains...

Kris Kosyk, SoftServe
The Future of the Software Testing Profession
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The world of testers and test managers—like most professions—continues to evolve. Some say the more things change, the more things stay the same; others say that testing as a profession is dying. These divergent views raise compelling questions. Are we approaching the era of minimal...

Mike Sowers

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