Workshop: Infuriatingly Fun Performance Puzzlers

Have you ever been stumped by a performance issue? And everyone is looking at you to be the genius who knows everything about performance? It’s a situation that we may find ourselves in frequently, but never get a chance to practice fully before we end up in the hot seat. This workshop will help you […]

Workshop: The Dominoes of Automation

Let’s knock down some dominoes! In this workshop you’ll be challenged to set up dominoes in a way that solves puzzles. In doing so, you’ll learn the basic principles of good test automation: how verification steps affect what we learn from tests; how dependencies affect our testing outcomes; how interactions with third-party systems work with […]

Workshop: Testing Without Requirements

Is your team using requirements as the basis for testing? What kind of testing do you do going beyond requirements? Has it occurred to you ever that the requirements may not be enough or may not be correct? Moving a step further – what if no formal requirements are given – How would you approach […]

Workshop: ACCelerate Your Agile Testing

One of the most pervasive questions I’m asked by people testing within an agile environment is how to perform test planning and execute on that plan successfully when you’ve only got two weeks for a sprint – and you’re usually asked to start before specifications and other work is solidified – and things change midway […]

Workshop: Leading Agile Testers – Successfully Making the Shift

There’s a terrible error being made today across many agile organizations. They’re assuming there is no place for test management and leadership in agile, self-directed team contexts. We beg to differ with this view and believe there is a strong need for testing leadership in agile organizations, just not the way we’ve always approached it. […]

Workshop: Finding Performance Defects in the Application Exhaust

Finding configuration and use issues which rob your system of optimal performance can be difficult even under optimal conditions. For this session, we will be leveraging big data practices to examine HTTP access logs for common issues related to use and configuration which result in slow client response times. The class will present an overview […]

Workshop: Performance Testing 101

Who wants to learn about Performance Testing? Perhaps you’ve been nominteered to establish a performance testing practice. Maybe you’ve experienced a performance problem and want to address this risk in the future. It could even be that you are ready to take your career ahead another step. However, you’ve arrived here, let’s get you started […]

Workshop: Critical Thinking About Numbers and Metrics

Bugs that could have been found in requirements gathering cost 1000 times more when found in production. Testing costs 40% of the total development effort. When the fix rate trendline crosses the failure rate trendline, it’s time to release the product. The ROI of testing can be calculated by a straightforward formula. Risk = Probability […]

Workshop: Critical Thinking Skills for Testers

Every test must have an expected, predicted result. Effective testing requires complete, clear, consistent, and unambiguous specifications. Bugs found earlier cost less to fix than bugs found later. Testers are the quality gatekeepers for a product. Repeated tests are fundamentally more valuable. You can’t manage what you can’t measure. Testing at boundary values is the […]