EuroSTARonline, The Software Testing Summit

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We are proud to announce the line-up for the fourth annual EuroSTARonline Software Testing Summit! This FREE full-day event features four fantastic presentations & live audience questions with prominent testing figures including Paco Hope, Bob Galen & Mary Thorn, Randy Rice and 2014 EuroSTAR Conference Speaker Stephen Janaway. The day will also feature on-demand presentations from Michael Bolton, Kristian Karl, Isabel Evans and Jennifer Bonine.

It gets better... all attendees will also be in with a chance of winning a FREE ticket to the EuroSTAR Conference 2014 in Dublin worth €1775!!

Register Here: http://www.vconferenceonline.com/event/sessions.aspx?id=1081

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EuroSTARonline, The Software Testing Summit

  1. 1. The Current State of Mobile Testing with Stephen Janaway We are increasingly moving towards mobile devices to fulfil our day-to-day computing needs. More smartphones are sold than PCs but many people are unclear on what changes to test strategies are needed when working with mobile. The rate of change within the mobile world is rapid and mobile projects are typically equally fast paced. Currently available tools are less mature than their desktop counterparts, and all of this can combine to make a mobile testing strategy more difficult to define. This webinar will seek to answer come common challenges one may face when starting to test mobile devices or applications, and answer some of the common questions that typically arise. Put simply, it will help you start your mobile project right, or help you make changes to an existing strategy to make it more effective.
  2. 2. Top Mobile Security Testing Techniques with Paco Hope Whether we are testing a mobile-only application or the mobile interface to existing software, there are a number of testing challenges that are unique to the mobile platform. In this session we learn how to snoop on the conversation between the mobile and the server, how to impersonate the mobile application, and how to simulate the real-world network conditions that mobile devices experience. We show inexpensive, practical tools that let us do repeatable mobile simulations in a test environment. This session is best for people who have experience testing mobile applications, but want to incorporate security into their mobile testing activities.
  3. 3. The 3 Pillars Approach to Agile Testing Strategy with Bob Galen & Mary Thorn Far too often agile adoptions focus just on the development teams, agile frameworks, or technical practices as a part of their adoption strategies. And then there’s the near perpetual focus on tooling or developing test automation without striking a balanced approach. Often the testing activity and the testing teams are “left behind” in agile strategy development or worse yet, they’re simply “along for the ride”. That is not an effective transformation strategy. Join experienced agile coaches Bob Galen and Mary Thorn as they share the Three Pillars framework for establishing a balanced strategic plan for effective quality and testing. The Three Pillars focus on development and test automation, testing practices, and collaboration activities that will ensure you have a balanced approach to agile testing. Specifically, risk-based testing, exploratory testing, paired collaboration around agile requirements, agile test design, and TDD-BDD-Functional testing automation will be explored as tactic within a balanced Three Pillars framework. You will leave with the tools to immediately initiate or re-tool a much more effective and balanced agile testing strategy.
  4. 4. Surviving as a Tester, Even in Difficult Circumstances with Randall Rice Most test professionals have worked at some time or other in difficult organizations, dysfunctional cultures, and for unreasonable managers and stakeholders. This causes much internal stress and creates fear instead of creativity. While some fortunate testers work in fantastic and supportive organizations, Rice’s research with many testers indicate most of the problems in testing are “people problems.” In this webinar, Randy will describe the most common organizational issues that affect testers and will give some tips and strategies on how to survive through them. He will also discuss the difficult issue of knowing when to move on to a new organization, as well as how to map your own career growth.
  5. 5. A New Agile Testing Ecosystem with Michael Bolton Over the last several years, a set of ideas and activities have been dumped into a steamer trunk called Agile software development. Agile development has hit mainstream recognition, even though there is often uncertainty and turmoil around what “Agile development” means, in theory and in practice—and that uncertainty and turmoil affects Agile projects and the people in them. James Bach and Michael Bolton, authors of Rapid Software Testing, hear testers expressing a good deal of pain over the role of the tester and the structure of testing activity in Agile projects. There are some discussion points, such as Mike Cohn’s Agile Testing Pyramid and Marick, Crisipin and Gregory’s Agile Testing Quadrants, and many people have found them helpful. However, it’s time to build on what has gone before. In this presentation, Michael Bolton will offer a review and an update of the Agile Testing Quadrants as seen through the lens of Rapid Software Testing—an agile (but not necessarily Agile) approach. Michael will show how Agile development can—and should—be infused with testing that helps to identify and defend the value of the product while reducing the costs of development.
  6. 6. Model-based Testing - The GraphWalker Way with Kristian Karl Model-based testing [MBT] can be a great technique to help your testing, and GraphWalker can be the tool to help you accomplish that. It's not always obvious how to go get started with MBT, and this presentation will focus on the modelling part, which can be a tricky thing, using an end-user acceptance test as an example. But a full working test will be the end objective, and all code and models will be available.
  7. 7. The Art of Testing Transformation: Blending a change in technology and process with Jennifer Bonine Technologies, testing processes, and the role of the tester have evolved significantly over the past several years. As testing professionals, it is critical that we evaluate and evolve ourselves to continue to add tangible value to our organizations. In your work, are you focused on the trivial or on real "game changers"? Jennifer Bonine describes critical elements that, like a skilled painter, help you artfully blend people, process, and technology into a masterpiece, woven together to create a synergistic relationship that adds value to your organization. Jennifer shares ideas in the areas of mastering politics, manoeuvring core versus context, and innovating your technology strategies and processes. She addresses questions on how many new processes can be introduced in an organization, what the role of organizational culture is in determining the success of a project, and how can you know what tools will add value versus simply adding overhead and complexity. This discussion can lead you to technologies and processes you can stake your career on.
  8. 8. Using influence diagrams to analyse cause and effect during a change programme with Isabel Evans At EuroSTAR 2014, Isabel will speak about what happens when change programmes go wrong. The keynote will be based on an analysis of a real change programme, and she will discuss what went well and what went wrong. During the change programme, Isabel used influence diagrams to help her understand and isolate the unexpected causes and effects of change and improvement. In doing that analysis, she was able to look at what went wrong, and re-plan. Some of the findings from the influence diagrams were surprising, and radically changed what we did. In this talk, Isabel will present why influence diagrams are useful, and provide examples of how to construct and use influence diagrams. This will show the "How to" behind the information which will be presented at EuroSTAR. Three key takeaways 1. influence diagrams and why they are useful 2. how to construct an influence diagram 3. Using influence diagrams to drive change stages

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