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SCRUMBAN - A Different Approach to Agile

Thursday July 24th 12am 1 0 Comments Agile
Over the past few years the majority of the software industry as a whole has invested a significant amount of time and knowledge in understanding and shifting to a highly productive methodology called Agile. And why not? With the lucrative benefits Agile has to offer over the traditional models, it fulfils the need of the hour to switch to the more efficient methodology. Who doesn't want to deliver the maximum in the least possible time? The doors have changed my friends and so have their locks; and optimization is definitely the new key to success in today's world.

Considering Test Estimation and Negotiation

Thursday June 12th 7am 3 0 Comments Testing Process
Test estimation is a forecast of the projected cost and duration of testing which is agreed upon between the testers and enterprise which requires testing. It is a means for discerning information which will need to be fed back in to the business. It is often said that testing is a Risk Mitigation exercise, but as the testing process itself cannot mitigate risk, it would be a truer statement to describe the testing function as a tool by which the business gleans information enough to mitigate risk.

Practical Tips to ETL Testing

Friday May 30th 12am 3 1 Comment Testing Process
Big Data represents all kinds of opportunities for all kinds of businesses, but collecting it, cleaning it up, and storing it can be a logistical nightmare. According to the latest IDC research the big data technology and services market is showing a compound annual growth rate of 27% and it will be worth $32.4 billion by 2017.


Sitting With a Wizard

Friday January 18th 2013 7am 11 3 Comments Software
Watching how computers are used in movies and TV shows can be amusing Some scenes have become (in)famous - the quote at the start of this post is from Jurassic Park

Five Ways Testers Can Leverage the Internet

Monday January 7th 2013 3pm 12 7 Comments Leadership Research STP Community News
This Blog was submitted by Phil Kirkham. Phil will become a regular Blog contributor in the future. If you want to become an STP Blogger reach out to me at Rhad@softwaretestpro.com to get started... As a Tester: Are you using the internet to improve your testing opportunities?

When Things Come Full-Circle

Monday December 31st 2012 9am 5 5 Comments Software Software Test Professionals Conference Testing ST&QA Magazine
Where Matt talks about the past, the present ... and the the future.


STP Radio Latest Broadcast

Wednesday July 16th 12pm 0 0 Comments podcast
This page hosts the live stream player for any live stream from STP Radio. When we are not broadcasting live, it defaults to the latest episode posted to our account hosted on http://www.spreaker.com/show/stp-radio.

Richard Bradshaw Automation in Testing

Thursday July 3rd 12am 2 0 Comments Automation Testing podcast
Following up his lightning talk ("Automation is Just a Tool") at the recent Let's Test conference, Richard Bradshaw joins us to dig a little deeper into the subject of test automation, exploratory testing, automation frameworks, artificial intelligence, DevOps and Skynet.

Michael Larsen on Testing Career Paths

Tuesday July 1st 12am 0 0 Comments podcast Testing Career
Michael "TestHead" Larsen joined us for a long, long conversation about how you can become a great software tester and how his own career developed through ups and downs, turns and twists (no pun intended) to arrive at his current level of genuine guru.


Agile Testing Challenges: Four Years Later

Thursday September 20th 2012 8am 2 1 Comment podcast

Advanced Software Testing: Reviews

Tuesday August 7th 2012 12am 0 0 Comments
Previously recorded on 8/7/2012

Test Management and Quality Management

Tuesday July 3rd 2012 12am 1 0 Comments
Previously recorded on 7/3/2012

Online Summits

Introduction to Performance Testing - Why Performance

Tuesday April 29th 12am 0 0 Comments Performance Testing
Here is the presentation and recording for the first section of the first day of the class: Why Performance?

Introduction to Performance Testing - Time and Volume

Tuesday April 29th 12am 0 0 Comments Performance Testing
Here is the presentation and recording for the second section of the first day of the class: Time and Volume

Introduction to Performance Testing - Resources and Monitoring

Tuesday April 29th 12am 0 0 Comments Performance Testing
Here is the presentation and recording for the first section of the second day of the class: Resources and Monitoring


All Animals Can Fly

Monday May 13th 2013 12am 4 3 Comments Cartoon Management
At this moment he realized that the species he was talking to knew their business much better than he had expected.

New Manager - Adaptive Difficulty

Tuesday April 2nd 2013 12am 3 1 Comment Cartoon
After the meeting, they realized the new manager suffered from some adaptive difficulty.

New procedure for build breakers

Thursday October 11th 2012 6am 6 2 Comments Cartoon
A new habit is about to start and it reminds me to the Dark Ages were thieves were put to the pillory, so everyone could see and shout at them.


Software Quality Optimization - White Paper

Friday March 1st 2013 9am 0 0 Comments Test and QA Performance Quality Assurance Process Software
Balancing business transformation and risk.

Managing COTS Test Efforts, In Three Parts

Thursday September 8th 2011 5pm 5 2 Comments Test and QA Strategy Management Software Test Professionals Conference
(Special STPCon Fall 2011 Offer Inside) - It’s Like Conducting an Orchestra! Imagine this:   You are a testing professional newly hired by a mid-to-large size company. Any industry. You are responsible for the testing of all of the company’s internal corporate systems---HRIS, Finance, ERP, CRM, CLM, Sales Management, and Knowledge Management to name a few. You have just been tasked with providing the testing strategy and test management for a large-scale commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) implementation. At first you think, “Hmm. A COTS vendor application that has already been developed, tested, boxed up, and released?!? This job is going to be a piece of cake!”

A Lifecycle Approach to Systems Quality

Thursday June 23rd 2011 4pm 0 0 Comments Test and QA Requirements
...because you can’t test in quality at the end.

Press Releases

Leveraging a Blend of Crowd Testing and Dedicated Test Resources, QualiTest Ensures Telefonica’s MVNO Launches Across Latin America Without a Hitch

Tuesday July 15th 12am 0 0 Comments Case Study Software Testing Mobile
QualiTest Group, the world’s second largest independent software testing company, announced today the recent completion of the first phase of a testing project for Quam, an Argentinian Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) launched by Telefonica. Using a blend of dedicated testers and crowd testing, QualiTest ensured a smooth launch of Quam’s mobile service and fulfilled the key project requirements of quality, location of testing, speed and budget.

Parasoft Releases Continuous Testing Book- Available on Amazon

Tuesday January 28th 12am 2 0 Comments Testing Test and QA Software
Book details how Continuous Testing provides a real-time, objective assessment of the business risks associated with application development.

froglogic Released Cross-Platform GUI Test Automation Tool 5.0

Monday June 24th 2013 12am 2 1 Comment Automation Products Quality Assurance Regression STP Community News Test and QA Testing Tools
froglogic GmbH today announced that Squish 5.0 - a major new version of the popular Squish GUI Tester - is now available. Squish 5.0 comes with a range of improvements, such as test automation support for Android, Flex, JavaFx and QtQuick 2, and more.

Industry PR

Changing the world of Testing for Software Testers across the world

Monday November 26th 2012 8am 0 0 Comments
A milestone was achieved by the QA team of 99X Technology, yesterday they successfully launched Sri Lanka’s first ever open source Reference Test Automation framework called “SeShell”.


Thursday October 18th 2012 8am 0 0 Comments
- Cantata 6.2 provides faster, more thorough and widely compatible unit and integration testing, facilitating business and safety critical standard compliance -

Clear2Pay and TestPlant unveil unique solution enabling full automated Mobile Payment App testing

Thursday October 18th 2012 8am 0 0 Comments

STPCon Spring 2014

Session 102: Performance Testing in Agile Contexts

Sunday April 27th 12am 4 1 Comment Performance Agile Testing
Performance Testing has long been conducted as a single experiment against a fully complete and assembled system. Architecture, software, hardware, networks, data states, and workload models are all combined to try and create the most “accurate” simulation possible to produce test results predictive of production experience.

Session 205: The Good, The Bad, and The Metrics

Sunday April 27th 12am 1 0 Comments Software Testing Metrics
Has your organization ever considered replacing a tester that did not write, for example, 15 test cases per day? Is the testing team blamed if defect leakage is greater than 5% into production? What drives decisions like these? The common thread in these examples is “Test Metrics”

Session 305: Zero to Sixty in 75 Minutes – What New QA Managers Need to Know

Sunday April 27th 12am 1 0 Comments Test and QA Management Strategy
So you have been promoted to QA management. Now what? In this session we will look at how you can be successful from your first day as a new manager. Things like: how to conduct effective one-on-ones; don't micro manage, set expectations and build trust; letting go of the day-to-day details; have a vision of where your team needs to go.

Latest Comments

Comment on Article: A Bird’s-Eye View of Load Testing

6 hours ago
Excellent explanation!

Comment on Article: STP Question Series - Question 2

14 hours ago
That is a good question and in fact we testers, over a period of time, tend to develop the mentality of looking at each and every thing with the intent of finding bugs. That's purely a mental shift and sometimes we need to shutdown the tester inside us. :)

Comment on Article: A Roadmap to Streamlining User Acceptance Testing

Yesterday at 6:47 AM
Hi, Mark - liked your article - may I get a copy of your desk aid template? Thanks!

Comment on Event: Risk Based Testing

Monday July 14th 10am
Thanks for the comment. We actually extended the time an hour and a half each day to combine the 3 day agenda in to 2 days.

Comment on Event: Risk Based Testing

Thursday July 10th 9am
Your course description says 2 days; learning objectives section is listing 3 days. How long is this class?

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