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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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The Future of Test Management 1/27/2010

Length: 1h 30m 22s
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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
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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 Testing Best Practices 1/11/2010

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.


Quality Goals for IT Projects 1/8/2010

Length: 0h 7m 10s
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Description:

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.


Risk Based Effort Allocation Test Sequencing and Test Selection 1/4/2010

Length: 0h 3m 38s
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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.


Six Surprises from Test Assessments 12/28/2009

Length: 1h 22m 10s
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Description:

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.


Releasing Software without a Blindfold On 12/21/2009

Length: 0h 1m 55s
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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.


Quality in the Data Center 12/16/2009

Length: 0h 3m 34s
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Description:

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.


What is Risk 12/15/2009

Length: 0h 2m 19s
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Description:

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.


Ten Worst Things for Testing 12/14/2009

Length: 1h 29m 44s
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Description:

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.



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