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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
Test Techniques

Testing Lessons Learned from Sesame Street

Rob Sabourin has discovered testing lessons in the Simpsons, the Looney Tunes gang, Great Detectives, Dr. Seuss, and other unlikely places, but this year he journeys to Sesame Street. Sesame Street teaches basic life skills in a safe, entertaining, memorable style. Rob uses them to solve stubborn technical, management, and people-related testing problems. Oscar the Grouch guides us through failure mode analysis. Ernie and Bert help us tackle problems from different perspectives. Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus teach about persistence, rhetoric, and bug advocacy. The Count misdirects management with fallacious metrics. And Kermit demonstrates that it is not easy being a tester, but we can make a difference by getting the right things done well. Sesame Street songs teach testing lessons, too. Rob performs a powerful affinity analysis singing "One of these things …".  Enjoy testing lessons brought to you by Rob and your friends at Sesame Street.

Rob Sabourin,

Rob Sabourin, P. Eng., has more than thirty-three years of management experience leading teams of software development professionals. A well-respected member of the software engineering community, Rob has managed, trained, mentored, and coached hundreds of top professionals in the field. He frequently speaks at conferences and writes on software engineering, SQA, testing, management, and internationalization.

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