Podcast

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.

Subscribe by iTunes or RSS


Risk Based Testing 4/16/2010

Length: 1h 29m 19s
Download (15.3 MB)

Description:

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
Download (5.8 MB)

Description:

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
Download (14.2 MB)

Description:

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
Download (7.3 MB)

Description:

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.


Realistic Actionable Schedules 03/01/2010

Length: 1h 2m 50s
Download (10.8 MB)

Description:

Some software professionals have defined project failure as not just outright cancellation, but even a completed project that ends twenty-five percent or more past the scheduled end date. All too often, though, originally estimated project end dates are based on schedules that are impractical, dishonest, or unclear. When creating schedules, we need to go beyond thinking about activities performed by teams of people over periods of days or weeks, and instead consider the constituent tasks, the underlying dependencies between them, and the risks to the completion of those tasks. In this webinar, Rex discusses some common problems encountered when scheduling test efforts on various system development projects, and explains practical techniques that every manager can apply right away to resolve these problems.


How Risks Can Interact 02/15/2010

Length: 0h 2m 0s
Download (5.2 MB)

Description:

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.


Test Reporting for Impact 02/08/2010

Length: 1h 26m 57s
Download (14.9 MB)

Description:

Testing is about producing information, and effective testing is about communicating that information to the various test stakeholders in a way that makes an impact on their thinking, their understanding, and their choices for how the project moves forward. Testers, test leads, and test managers frequently have to report on test status and on test analysis, answering important questions about bugs, progress, coverage, the meaning of the results, and the causes of the observed outcomes. In this talk, Rex Black will give examples of test status and analysis graphs and charts that have helped him achieve test reporting for impact.


Risk Based Testing Test Oracles and Test Bases 2/01/2010

Length: 0h 2m 58s
Download (7.8 MB)

Description:

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.


The Future of Test Management 1/27/2010

Length: 1h 30m 22s
Download (15.5 MB)

Description:

Outsourcing. Open source. Legacy systems. Too much testing in too little time with too few resources. Simultaneous skills gluts and skills shortages. Choosing the right certifications for testers. Systems of systems. Iterative and Agile methodologies. Connecting to business value. These are ten systemic, long-term topics that confront the current and future test managers. The successful test manager will enter the future ready to handle these issues, while other test managers will become former test managers due to their failure to handle them. In this webinar, Rex Black will talk about these challenges and possible solutions to them. You will leave better able to survive and thrive in the coming twenty-teen decade.


Risk Based Test Triage 1/18/2010

Length: 0h 1m 50s
Download (4.8 MB)

Description:

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.



Copyright ® 2017 Rex Black Consulting Services.
All Rights Reserved.
ISTQB Logo ASTQB Logo IREB Logo PMI Logo ISTQB Logo
PMI is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.