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Melissa Tondi Embracing Tools and Technology in QA: An Interview with Melissa Tondi[interview]
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In this interview, Melissa Tondi, senior QA strategist at Rainforest, discusses the foundation you need in order to have a positive introduction for new tools and technologies. She explains why the team leader has to understand what motivates each individual and how to get them excited about their job. Melissa says team members also have to realize that if they are in any way involved in testing software, they are a technologist, so they have to embrace the tools and technology that will continuously improve and streamline repetitive tasks.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Adam Satterfield The Who, What, Where, When, and How of Test Strategies: An Interview with Adam Satterfield[interview]
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In this interview, Adam Satterfield, director of testing and quality at Anthem, discusses the core components that testers need to understand in order to create a test strategy in an agile environment. He also talks about the need to build better communication skills through active listening. And Adam offers advice on sharing the things you have learned through blogging, writing for sites like the TechWell community sites, or becoming a presenter at a conference, as well as the benefits you can gain from that.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Person using a screen reader Fitting Accessibility Testing into Agile Development[article]

The concept of accessibility has been around for more than twenty years, yet it’s only recently that more companies have started including it in their development efforts. Developers and testers are recognizing the advantages of incorporating accessibility techniques into their processes. Here are some of these methods specific to agile software development, including a handy checklist.

Albert Gareev's picture Albert Gareev
STARCANADA 2019 Testing Uncertainty—and a Chatbot Named Ginger[presentation]
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Uncertainty has always been a key challenge for testers. But testing a chatbot adds a completely new level of uncertainty. There are a lot of platforms and tools available for chatbot development, but what we lack is a standardized chatbot testing strategy.

Rajni Singh
Virtual Insanity: Overcoming the Pains of Managing Remote Test Teams[presentation]
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Globally distributed software teams are no longer just a trend—they are industry commonplace. Creating these teams allows companies to lower their costs by tapping into developing markets and to provide support around the clock.

Matthew Weinstock
STARCANADA 2019 The ROI of One-On-Ones[presentation]
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Having regular one-on-ones is the key to supporting employee performance. As a leader, you know regular conversations are important. When can you find time? How can you make them more productive?

Dawn Jardine
STARCANADA 2019 The Hidden Testers in Your Organization[presentation]
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The market demands that high-quality software is released at an increasing pace, yet resources remain fixed. How can organizations expand and improve testing under these conditions and help prevent costly and embarrassing bugs in production software?

Carrie Hughston
STARCANADA 2019 Providing Value as a Leader: More Than Just Being the Boss[presentation]
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Being a test manager is more than just being the boss. Sure, there is direction to set, issues to address, hiring, performance reviews, and status updates.

Jeff Abshoff
STARCANADA 2019 How to Ensure That Requirements Are Testable[presentation]
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Discover practical ways to plan and prepare for the work, to communicate with testers and analysts about what needs to be done, and to create requirements that are understandable to everyone.

Arnika Hryszko
STARCANADA 2019 Reality Driven Testing in Agile Projects[presentation]
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Many agile teams rework previously deployed stories, even after plenty of in-sprint testing. Well groomed, refined, stories framed with typical, alternate and error scenarios, gracefully described in well formed gherkin, continue to encounter all sorts of bugs.

Robert Sabourin
STARCANADA 2019 Testing in Production[presentation]
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 If something breaks in production, how will you know? Will you wait for a user to report it to you? What do you do when your staging test results do not reflect current production behavior? In order to test proactively as opposed to reactively, why not test in production?

Talia Nassi
STARCANADA 2019 Authoring an Accessibility Story[presentation]
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You'll learn character development techniques to build customer personas, strategies for plotting a "story" end to end, and tips for projecting potential obstacles.

Elizabeth Langston
STARCANADA 2019 3 Steps to QA Success from a VP of Quality Assurance[presentation]
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Are you a leader with a quality problem? Every organization struggles with quality at some point in their product lifecycle. Knowing what to measure and how to build a culture of quality with specific and actionable methods is key.

Karen Holliday
STARCANADA 2019 Testing as a Top-Notch Service[presentation]
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Noha Gomaa champions "testing as a service" to project teams, helping them implement testing in different lifecycle models for major infrastructure transformations and highly custom, product-specific projects. Noha will share how this service model can work in any organization.

Noha Gomaa
STARCANADA 2019 Testers: The Unsung Data Heroes[presentation]
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Data is the most valuable commodity in the world, and testers generate the most valuable data in the product development organization. When effectively tracked and presented, that data can inform release schedules, aid in decision-making, and shape the direction of the product.

Connor Dodge

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