TesTrek 2013 Tutorials

Are You Smarter than a Test Manager?

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The goal of this tutorial is to build awareness around the differences that are common in every organization. You will leave this tutorial with the tools that will enable you to speak effectively on the hot topics of misalignment plaguing organizations as well as build, in the class, a toolbox of information that you can use to effectively convince or support those in your organization on the common topics in the testing world.

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Lean Software Development Workshop

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1383035400 - 1377777600

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Lean Software Development Workshop (e.g. Kanban, Flow and Kaizen) uses a lean-agile focus to help everyone involved in developing, enhancing and maintaining software employ the Principles of Lean to enhance the delivery of value-added work. This workshop is hands-on and “things” will be thrown!

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Critical Thinking in Software Testing: Leveraging the Scientific Method

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1383035400 - 1377777600

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Strong parallels between a software tester and a scientific researcher are evident; they both employ their intelligence, imagination, and creativity to gain empirical information about the property or system being investigated. Christin will introduce the core steps of the scientific method, describe how good software testing adheres to those principles, and then explore how truly understanding and embracing the scientific method can make us better at questioning our assumptions, staying impartial and being more credible testers.

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Workshop: Experience and Overcome the Challenges of Exploratory Testing

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1383035400 - 1377777600

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Exploratory testing is said to be a mindset, a way of thinking, freestyle testing that liberates the tester to explore. However, there are obstacles and challenges related to this freestyle testing. Join this workshop to explore those obstacles hands on and learn how we can overcome them. Explore an application with known bugs and see if you can find them.

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Are Your Test Reports a Death Sentence?

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1383051600 - 1377793800

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There are times when the results testers deliver to our project teams and stakeholders can be difficult to take. What I find fascinating are the reactions we can get from people about our results during the final, stressful phase of a project. This tutorial will look at reactions to software testing results and draw parallels from the study of psychology.

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Keyword-based Test Case Design

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1383051600 - 1380904200

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Keyword-driven testing is a testing methodology that separates the test creation process into design and implementation stages. Keyword testing can be used for manual testing, but it is a technique particularly well suited to automation. In this tutorial session you will be introduced to functional decomposition of a product under test, one of the foundations for effective Keyword design. The focus of this tutorial will be three key aspects of Keyword based design.

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Application Security Testing 101

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1383051600 - 1377793800

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This half-day tutorial will introduce the basics of application security testing to testing and quality assurance professionals. In a non-technical and easy-to-understand approach that requires only some previous web/mobile application testing or development experience, the tutorial provides the knowledge needed to manage application security testing projects or start work as an application security tester.

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Workshop: Defining the Value of GUI Test Automation

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1383051600 - 1380213000

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Go through a set of practical exercises that helps attending managers better define the missions of their test automation teams, plan test automation efforts, and define test automation metrics which significantly increase efficiency. This workshop is for everybody who is involved in making decisions about GUI test automation performed by an independent testing team.

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