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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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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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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.



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