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ME Leading Change―Even If You’re Not in Charge
Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA, Inc.
Mon, 09/30/2013 - 8:30am

Has this happened to you? You try to implement a change in your organization and it doesn’t get the support that you thought it would. And, to make matters worse, you can't figure out why. Or, you have a great idea but can’t get the resources required for successful implementation. Jennifer Bonine shares a toolkit of techniques to help you determine which ideas will—and will not—work within your organization.

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MF Implementing Crowdsourced Testing NEW
Rajini Padmanaban, QA InfoTech
Mukesh Sharma, QA InfoTech
Mon, 09/30/2013 - 8:30am

In today’s market, global outreach, quick time to release, and a feature rich design are the major factors that determine a product’s success. Organizations are constantly on the lookout for innovative testing techniques to match these driving forces. Crowdsourced testing is a paradigm increasing in popularity because it addresses these factors through its scale, flexibility, cost effectiveness, and fast turnaround.

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TJ Improve Your Social and In-Person Networking Skills NEW
Johanna Rothman, Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 8:30am

You don’t have to be a social butterfly to succeed with social networking. As a manager, tester, or QA professional, you need to differentiate yourself from the pretenders. If you are a “doer,” it’s time to start building your reputation at work and extending your reach on social networking sites, discussion forums, through online participation and at conferences like STAR. Whether you are searching for a new job, recruiting a candidate, or looking for new ways to solve problems, you need to know how to network.

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TM Innovation Thinking: Evolve and Expand Your Capabilities NEW
Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA, Inc.
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 1:00pm

Innovation is a word tossed around frequently in organizations today. The standard cliché is “Do more with less.” People and teams want to be innovative but often struggle with how to define, prioritize, implement, and track their innovation efforts. Jennifer Bonine shares the "Innovation Types" model to give you new tools to evolve and expand your innovation capabilities. Find out if your innovation ideas and efforts match your team and company goals. Learn how to classify your innovation and improvement efforts as core (to the business) or context (essential but non-revenue generating).

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Concurrent Sessions

W6 Creating a Better Testing Future: The World Is Changing and We Must Change With It
Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:30am

The IEEE 829 Test Documentation standard is thirty years old this year. Boris Beizer’s first book on software testing also turned thirty. Testing Computer Software, the best selling book on software testing, is twenty-five. During the last three decades, hardware platforms have evolved from mainframes to minis to desktops to laptops to tablets to smartphones. Development paradigms have shifted from waterfall to agile. Consumers expect more functionality, demand higher quality, and are less loyal to brands. The world has changed dramatically and testing must change to match it.

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W10 Agile Code Reviews for Better Software—Sooner
Mark Hammer, SmartBear Software
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 1:45pm

Code reviews are often thought of as anti-agile, cumbersome, and disruptive. However, done correctly, they enable agile teams to become more collaborative and effective, and ultimately to produce higher quality software faster. Mark Hammer describes how lightweight code review practices succeed where more cumbersome methods fail. Mark offers tips on the mechanics of lightweight code reviews and compares five common styles of review. He looks at real-world examples and reveals impressive results.

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T1 Eliminating Software Defects with Jidoka—The Overlooked Pillar of Lean
Bill Curtis, CAST
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 9:45am

Many development organizations are experimenting—but getting mixed results—with lean development techniques. As a test or development manager, you have the power to help eliminate defects—the largest source of waste in development—and the enormous rework costs they incur. Bill Curtis discusses Jidoka, another pillar of lean, which uses automation to help developers detect and eliminate defects during development.

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T19 Beyond Continuous Delivery—All the Way to Continuous Deployment
Kris Lankford, Microsoft
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 3:00pm

Just as those in the software world are getting their hands around agile practices, leading software organizations are going beyond continuous delivery for acceptance testing and now adopting continuous deployment—the practice of immediately releasing new code from development into production without human intervention. Continuous delivery promises to provide higher business value through faster deployment and leaner, more productive development and operations (DevOps). Many DevOps teams are concerned about what will happen to quality when they move to continuous deployment.

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T23 The Google Hacking Database: A Key Resource to Exposing Vulnerabilities
Kiran Karnad, MIMOS Berhad
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 3:00pm

We all know the power of Google—or do we? Two types of people use Google: normal users like you and me, and the not-so-normal users—the hackers. What types of information can hackers collect from Google? How severe is the damage they can cause? Is there a way to circumvent this hacking? As  a security tester, Kiran Karnad uses the GHDB (Google Hacking Database) to ensure their product will not be the next target for hackers.

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