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W1 Exposing Test Management Myths
Johanna Rothman, Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:30am

We’ve all heard test management myths such as: “Utilize everyone, all the time”, “Don’t let people come to you without solutions to problems,” “Training time is useless,” and my all-time favorite “Work smarter.” Are you supposed to believe them? Much of what you may have heard about management is myth—based not on evidence, but on something from the Industrial Revolution, or something that someone else read in a book that does not fit your context. And it may be wrong—dead wrong. As with many myths, they do contain a tiny nugget of truth.

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W7 The Golden Rules for Managing Large Testing Initiatives
Krishna Murthy, Tata Consultancy Services
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:45pm

Large technology transformations and undertakings are challenging because they cut across multiple systems and domains of technology and solutions. They involve multiple organizations—from corporate to operations—making communication and collaboration challenging. This complication is amplified when the IT organization in these large enterprises engages multiple vendors. Krishna Murthy shares his experience on how to tackle such situations with customized amalgamations of the best traditional and agile program management practices―Golden Rules of Engagement.

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W16 Meet Big Agile: Testing on Large-Scale Projects
Geoff Meyer, Dell, Inc.
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:00pm

Are you embarking on a large-scale, globally distributed, multi-team scrum project? Have you already identified the potential testing challenges that lie ahead? Or have you belatedly encountered them and are now working on them in real-time?

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K5 The Art of Testing Transformation: Blending Technology with Cutting-Edge Processes
Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA, Inc.
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:15pm

Technologies, testing processes, and the role of the tester have evolved significantly over the past several years. As testing professionals, it is critical that we evaluate and evolve ourselves to continue to add tangible value to our organizations. In your work, are  you focused on the trivial or on real "game changers"? Jennifer Bonine describes critical elements that, like a skilled painter, help you artfully blend people, process, and technology into a masterpiece, woven together to create a synergistic relationship that adds value to your organization.

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