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May 12, 2011  5:02 PM

Educational opportunities for software quality and test professionals



Posted by: Yvette Francino
education, STAREast, STAREAST 2011, uTest

I've often heard people express concern about the lack of educational resources available for software testers. Industry leaders like Cem Kaner and

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May 10, 2011  11:19 PM

Exploratory test design with Paul Carvalho



Posted by: Yvette Francino
exploratory test design, exploratory testing, Paul Carvalho, STAREast, STAREAST 2011

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/vxNPiIlYFGM" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] One definition for exploratory testing is "simultaneous learning, test design and execution." In Paul Carvalho's concurrent session at STAREAST, he spoke specifically...


May 10, 2011  9:38 PM

Kristan Vingrys from Thoughtworks: An Agile build pipeline



Posted by: Yvette Francino
continuous delivery, Continuous Integration, Kristan Vingrys, STAREast, STAREAST 2011, Thoughtworks

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/s2bfVn4cIp0" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Another presenter that I was able to speak with at last week's STAREAST conference in Orlando was Kristan Vingrys from Thoughtworks. Vingrys is the Global Test...


May 10, 2011  8:02 PM

Gojco Adzic: A changing culture is the most difficult problem testers face



Posted by: Yvette Francino
cultural change, defect tracking, Gojco Adzic, STAREast, STAREAST 2011

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/CBOX_p-klPc" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] I had the pleasure of sharing breakfast with Gojco (pronounced "Goyco") Adzic at last week's STAREAST conference. Adzic delivered one of the keynotes at the conference, title...


May 9, 2011  10:27 PM

Janet Gregory explains why some people prefer story boards over tools



Posted by: Yvette Francino
Agile testing, Janet Gregory, STAREast, STAREAST 2011, story boards

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/pmcSvp5ONjI" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] I'm a huge proponent of Agile methodologies, but I have to admit, one thing I never really understood is why some people prefer story boards over tools to track projects. It...


May 9, 2011  9:31 PM

Naomi Karten: Chaos is normal with change



Posted by: Yvette Francino
Naomi Karten, Organizational Change, STAREast, STAREAST 2011

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/IR6FBmj1tzM" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Author and speaker Naomi Karten delivered the Wednesday morning keynote at this year's STAREAST conference, and talked about managing and embracing organizational...


May 9, 2011  8:23 PM

Agile leadership with Bob Galen



Posted by: Yvette Francino
Agile Leadership, Bob Galen, STAREAST 2011

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/hhB5fhY2aXo" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Bob Galen is a regular presenter at Agile and software quality conferences so it was no surprise to find him at STAREAST 2011. He led a half-day tutorial entitled, "A...


May 5, 2011  1:36 AM

James Bach on critical thinking: Huh? Really? So?



Posted by: Yvette Francino
best practices, critical thinking, James Bach, STAREast, STAREAST 2011

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/8TX6rzz60xQ" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] I'm guessing James Bach has never been accused of being a "yes-man." The


May 4, 2011  2:11 PM

STAREAST keynote: Win friends, influence people and deliver quality software



Posted by: Yvette Francino
Andy Kaufman, leadership, STAREast, STAREAST 2011

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/YNg6rOzugQw" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Dale Carnegie’s timeless classic, “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” may work well for sales and socializing, but will it work for testers? Carnegie’s first...


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