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The RBCS podcast allows you to stay current on important topics in software testing and training. Subscribe for the RBCS software testing podcast and, about twice a month, you'll learn something new and interesting. Rex will share important lessons learned from RBCS' consulting, training, and expert services engagements. Listen while exercising, going for a walk, shopping, or driving, and become a more informed software tester.

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Software Testing: Adjusting the Risk Assessments 5/24/2010

Length: 0h 3m 6s
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The next installment in a special yearlong series on risk based testing that shares Rex Black's insights based on over 15 years of using, improving, and teaching risk based testing.


Software Testing: Advanced Software Testing: Decision Tables 5/14/2010

Length: 1h 31m 11s
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This is the first in a series of webinars excerpted from Rex's popular book, Advanced Software Testing: Volume 1, a book for test analysts and test engineers. In this first webinar, Rex will discuss the related concepts of decision tables and cause effect graphs and their uses for testing. Conceptually, decision tables express the rules that govern handling of transactional situations. By their simple, concise structure, decision tables make it easy for us to design tests for those rules, usually at least one test per rule. Join this webinar, illustrated with examples throughout, to learn a technique that you can apply to your work right away.


Software Testing: Avoiding the Worst Case Scenario Mindset 05/10/2010

Length: 0h 2m 51s
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The next installment in a special yearlong series on risk based testing that shares Rex Black's insights based on over 15 years of using, improving, and teaching risk based testing.


Risk Irrationality 5/3/2010

Length: 0h 1m 49s
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The next installment in a special yearlong series on risk based testing that shares Rex Black’s insights based on over 15 years of using, improving, and teaching risk based testing.


Code Coverage Metrics and How to Use Them 4/28/2010

Length: 1h 30m 53s
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More and more testers and programmers are using tools that provide code coverage metrics. These metrics tell the tester or programmer how much of the code has been covered by a given set of tests, and, more importantly, what important conditions might not be covered. Data flow coverage and complexity analysis after also possible capabilities. In this practical Webinar, Rex will explain the following code coverage metrics and how you can use them to write better code or tests. To make the material easier to understand and practical, Rex will illustrate each metric using a real program, with tests developed and run to achieve given levels of coverage.


Achieving Consensus on Realistic Risk Ratings 4/26/2010

Length: 0h 2m 24s
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The next installment in a special yearlong series on risk based testing that shares Rex Black’s insights based on over 15 years of using, improving, and teaching risk based testing.


Risk Based Testing 4/16/2010

Length: 1h 29m 19s
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Over the last fifteen years, leading professionals working in software and system testing have learned how to apply the powerful techniques of risk analysis and risk management to their projects. Rex Black’s pioneering Managing the Testing Process was both the first test management book and the first to discuss risk based testing. In this Webinar, Rex will explain: the benefits of risk based testing; how risk analysis makes teams more efficient; the how, why, and who of stakeholder involvement;, and common mistakes to avoid. Re x will illustrate these points by examining a case study where RBCS helped a client launch risk-based testing. In this Webinar, you’ll learn how to analyze risks to quality, and use that analysis to be a smarter test professional.


Risk Identification by Brainstorming 4/13/2010

Length: 0h 2m 26s
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The next installment in a special yearlong series on risk based testing that shares Rex Black’s insights based on over 15 years of using, improving, and teaching risk based testing.


Five hard-won lessons in performance, load, and reliability testing 4/7/2010

Length: 1h 22m 33s
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Performance, load, and reliability tests are hard to design, hard to run, and essential in today’s complex IT environments. You need to apply lots of smarts, the right tools, and a pinch of rigor to make it work. In this Webinar, Rex Black will explain important performance, load, and reliability tests such as environments, load generation, models and simulation, tools, and timing. This Webinar will be illustrated by real-world examples drawing on Rex’s twenty years of experience with performance, load, and reliability testing.


Quality Risk Analysis by Brainstorming 3/10/2010

Length: 0h 3m 4s
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The next installment in a special yearlong series on risk based testing that shares Rex Black’s insights based on over 15 years of using, improving, and teaching risk based testing.



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