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The Year of the Expert Continues

2017, The Year of the Expert (Test Manager) continues. Join the elite group of ISTQB certified Expert Test Managers with our next boot camp. How elite? Check out this 60 second video.

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Free Your Mind from Testing Dogma

Test strategies are not religions. Don't pick just one. If all your principles of testing come from one book, you might be making this mistake.

Break free of testing dogma. Open your mind to the broad range of test strategies available to you. Read the sections on test strategies in the ISTQB Foundation, Advanced Test Manager, and Expert Test Manager syllabi. 

Then get more information by getting these certifications. We can help you with that. Contact us to learn more about our resources that can help you explore the universe of test strategies out there.

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Increase the Security of Your Systems, Applications, and Career

Join ISTQB Director and co-author of the Advanced Security Tester syllabus for this inaugural boot camp starting February 13. This short video provides a bit more information. You can register here.

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The RBCS YouTube Channel: Free Resources for Software Professionals

Have you seen the RBCS YouTube channel? If you're a software tester, you really should take advantage of these free resources.. Just remember, we need your help to keep it going. Here more about how from Rex in this brief video. Remember, we don't ask you to give us all of your software testing and quality business, and we don't expect to win all of your software testing and quality business, but we would appreciate a chance to compete for all of your software testing and quality business. Thanks.

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It's Friday! Time for a Shot--of Knowledge

Do you like our webinars, and sometimes think, "I really wish my boss or fellow testers or developers or whoever could hear this!" Well, they can. E-mail us, and we can discuss topic, time, and audience. You'll be amazed how reasonable the price is for a customized message to you colleagues. Here about it now.

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Kick in the Afterburner: Join the Second Expert Test Manager Boot Camp

Remember my invitation to become an elite test manager?  Rushing toward you at Mach 2 speed is your next opportunity to become an ISTQB-certified Expert Test Manager. In March, we'll run the second-ever Expert Test Manager boot camp, this time tackling the operational module. More details here. See you there!

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Let Us Help You Up in 2017

RBCS has offered assessment and consulting services since we founded the company in 1994. Do you think of RBCS first when you are looking to improve your testing processes? If not, you should. We offer a wide range of consulting services to help test teams and software development organizations improve their testing and quality practices. Take a look at my 70-second elevator pitch. Your testing and quality practices can get better, and we can help, regardless of your time and budget constraints. Contact us today to learn more.

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Inherent Challenge or Accidental Obstacle?

When testing on Agile projects, distinguish between the challenges that are inherent in Agile methodologies from those challenges that arise from the improper implementation of Agile methodologies. The former challenges arise from too little tailoring of the chosen Agile methodology, while the latter challenges arise from too much tailoring.

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Don't Get Stung by Bugs: Listen to Them

Nasty bugs are hiding in your software. It's just a fact. They're waiting to sting your users, which means you'll get stung for missing them. How do you reduce the risk of getting stung by them? Listen to them. Check out this recorded webinar on how to listen to your bugs, and learn from them.

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Something Every Quality Professional Should See

I'm often surprised at how many quality professionals haven't seen or even heard of Deming's Red Bead Experiment. In this experiment, people experience the mishaps, misunderstandings, and distortions of behavior that can occur with improperly implemented metrics programs. So, join me for a talk about metrics use and misuse, including a hands-on demonstration--which you can participate in--of Deming's Red Bead Experiment. It's at the meeting of San Antonio Quality Forum, Monday February 13, 6-8 PM, Geekdom Events Centre (GEC), 131 Soledad Street, San Antonio, TX 78205. RSVP sanantonioqaforum@gmail.com. I hope to see you there.

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