Conferences are often filled with software testing success stories. It can be just as enriching and much more fun to hear about how not to do something. This lightning talk is all about software testing gone wrong.
This presentation discusses the qualities of the modern software testing leader. Whether you are responsible for establishing a software testing practice in your organization, managing test processes or people, defining testing strategies for your team, coaching testing or influencing your co-workers to adopt successful quality practices, this presentation provides you the foundations and knowledge to succeed in your endeavor.
Motivation software testers is perhaps the most important duty of the test managers. However, testers might responds very differently to the same stimulus according to their personality. This video show participants the practical way to deal with this issue of software testers’ motivation, using the following structure.
Software testers like software developers might be generally more introverted than extroverted. However, with Agile software development approaches like Scrum, communication between team members and with external stakeholders become a critical for project success. In this extract from her book “Guide to Advanced Software Testing”, Anne Mette Hass presents some general ideas about the communication issues for software testing teams.
There are often two approaches to improve software testing and software quality: you can get better at finding defects or you can get better at reducing the number of escaped defects. This presentation focuses firmly on the second option, how to set up teams and organisations that produce high quality products at source.
It is not always easy to be a software tester in a software development team. Developers will often consider software quality assurance (QA) people as inferior and would wonder how they could question the perfection of the beautiful code that they have just written. In this article, Alexander Rayskiy discusses some of the physical and psychological issues that software testers are facing and propose solutions to avoid them.
The status of the testing phase and the role of the software tester are challenged and changing as organizations transition from a classical waterfall methodology to software development towards Agile approaches like Scrum. In his article “Reinventing Testers and Testing to prepare for the Future”, Patrick Prill shares his opinion about this situation and provides some hints for the evolution of software testing and the software tester role.