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.
Length: 1h 27m 53s
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A best practice is an approach to doing something that generally gives good results when applied appropriately and thoughtfully. In other words, a best practice is like a good habit. For testing, best practices include analytical risk-based testing strategies, clear test objectives, continuous test process improvement, trained and certified test teams, and intelligently distributed testing work. Based on 25 years of industry experience, Rex Black will talk about what has worked for him, his RBCS associates, and for RBCS clients, over and over again, around the world and across many different types of projects. Come prepared to pick up some new good habits.
Length: 0h 7m 10s
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In this short, seven minute executive podcast, designed for senior managers and executives who need to manage quality, RBCS President Rex Black describes how to set and achieve meaningful, measurable goals for quality.
Length: 0h 3m 38s
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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.
Length: 1h 22m 10s
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RBCS consultants, led by Rex Black, travel the globe performing services for various clients, including assessments of test teams, test processes, and organizational quality outcomes. Often, our assessment findings surprise the assessed organization-and sometimes they even surprise us! In this eye-opening Webinar, filled with case studies backed by data, not just opinion, Rex Black will sample six surprising test assessment findings that span the critical testing processes, from organizations around the world.
Length: 0h 1m 55s
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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.
Length: 0h 3m 34s
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In this short, five minute executive podcast, designed for senior managers and executives who need to understand testing, RBCS President Rex Black describes how the quality assurance process works and why it matters.
Length: 0h 2m 19s
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The first installment in a special yearlong series on risk based testing that will share Rex Black's insights based on over 15 years of using, improving, and teaching risk based testing.
Length: 1h 29m 44s
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Lots of people give top 10 lists, but only the very brave will give a bottom 10 list! Let's face it though: Smart people sometimes do dumb things. Smart testers and test managers are no exception. In this talk, Rex Black will discuss things he's done and things he's seen other smart test professionals do that, upon close reflection, turn out to be big mistakes. That way, you can go back to work the next day and not do them.
Length: 1h 30m 4s
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More and more test professionals work on projects where some or all of the development or testing is done by third-parties, often overseas. While cost savings make such arrangements attractive to executives, individual contributors and managers on such projects face some significant challenges. What does outsourcing mean for testers? In this Webinar, Rex Black offers insights from two decades of involvement in outsource projects – both successful and not-so-successful. Rex will illustrate his points with case studies and share humorous and scary anecdotes along the way.
Length: 1h 30m 21s
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Is your company going Agile? What does that mean for testing? What should you expect? Are you curious? Are you excited? A number of companies have adopted Agile methodologies, for various reasons ranging from speed of delivery, flexibility in rapidly changing situations, or just plain trendiness. Every software development lifecycle model, sequential or spiral, incremental or Agile, has testing implications. Some of these implications ease the testing process. Some of these testing implications challenge testing. In this Webinar, Rex Black discusses the key Agile testing challenges, so that you can recognize and resolve these challenges if your company adopts an Agile approach.