If a quality assurance team has implemented a sophisticated test management system, then its members have no doubt experienced some of the significant benefits this technology can provide, including syncing on-site and offshore teams, creating and storing automated test scripts and sharing testing resources across the entire company. Once these features have been digested and fully implemented, QA leaders might wonder how they can further take advantage of their test management software to wring the most value out of this high-performance utility. With a little creativity, QA management can discover innovative uses for this technology, optimizing the performance of software testers and developers.
My webinar for Tips for Writing Better Charters for Exploratory Testing Sessions just posted to YouTube:
I really enjoyed putting these slides together. I also received a bunch of questions I still need to follow up on. If you have any feedback, it's much appreciated.
This week I gave two talks on Session Based Test Management and Exploratory Testing at QUEST 2012. For one of the talks, I included a link to my current SBTM dashboard as a Google Doc. You can find the presentations here:
And if you're interested in checking out the dashboards, you can download a copy here: http://bit.ly/y8bs8L
If that dashboard looks a bit familiar, that's because it's based on James Bach's Low Tech Testing Dashboard. I should also give a shout out to Ken Petty for laying down some of the formatting on the area tabs. Clearly there are other shout outs for the slides: Bach, Bach, Bolton, Kaner, Kohl, and an army of others... Both presentations contain a nice collection of references for additional reading at the end.
Last month I gave a talk at STP Spring 2012 on Software Testing at Startups. I really enjoyed putting this talk together and had a blast presenting it. If you are interestsed in the slides, here is the Prezi for the talk.