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Rex Black

RBCS, Inc.

With thirty years of software and systems engineering experience, Rex Black is president of RBCS (, a leader in software, hardware, and systems testing. Rex has worked with clients large and small on six continents, delivering consulting, outsourced testing, and training services. He enjoys helping his clients save money, deliver better software, and advance the practice of software testing. Rex is the author of ten books on software testing, including Managing the Testing Process; past president of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) and the American Software Testing Qualifications Board; and coauthor of the ISTQB Foundation, Advanced, and Expert Test Manager syllabi.

Speaker Presentations
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 1:00pm
Half-day Tutorials
Testing Metrics: Project, Product, Process SOLD OUT!

One of the most challenging problems that test managers face involves implementing effective, meaningful, and insightful test metrics. Data and measures are the foundation of true understanding, but the misuse of metrics causes confusion, bad decisions, and demotivation. Rex Black shares how to avoid these unfortunate situations by using metrics properly as part of your test management process. How can we measure our progress in testing a project? What can metrics tell us about the quality of the product? How can we measure the quality of the test process itself?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 10:30am
Test Management
The Seven Deadly Sins of Software Testing

Many smart, otherwise-capable testers sabotage their own careers by committing one or more of the deadly sins of testing: irrelevance/redundancy, ignorance of relevant skills or facts, obstructionism, adversarialism, nit-picking, blindness to project/organizational priorities, and last-moment-ism. Are you your own worst enemy? Join Rex Black to discuss these seven deadly sins. You might recognize your own behaviors—or behaviors of others on your test team.