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Software Development


MH Take a Test Drive: Acceptance Test-Driven Development
Jared Richardson, Agile Artisans
Mon, 05/04/2015 - 8:30am

The practice of agile software development requires a clear understanding of business needs. Misunderstanding requirements causes waste, slipped schedules, and mistrust within the organization. Jared Richardson shows how good acceptance tests can reduce misunderstanding of requirements. A testable requirement provides a single source that serves as the analysis document, acceptance criteria, regression test suite, and progress-tracker for any given feature. Jared explores the creation, evaluation, and use of testable requirements by the business and developers.

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W2 Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls
Donald Firesmith, Software Engineering Institute
Wed, 05/06/2015 - 11:30am

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 mistakes. Think of these commonly-occurring human errors as a system of software testing pitfalls. And when projects fall into these pitfalls, testing is less effective at uncovering defects, people are less productive when testing, and project morale is damaged.

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