New STPCon talk coming up: Create Your Roadmap to Data-Driven Quality

I will once again have the pleasure of speaking at STPCon.   Hope you can make it! 101 :  Create Your Roadmap to Data-Driven Quality Tuesday, 10:30am – 11:45am Track: Test Strategy, Process and Design Bing analyzes Petabytes of data per day. Facebook instruments everything. analyzes web performance for millions of real users. Why? Because…


The TestBash 2.0 Story – Crowd Sourced

As you may know, I recently gave a presentation on Testing in Production at TestBash 2.0.  The videos from this event will be available in 1-2 weeks, and I will post the link here when available.   In my talk I discussed how high volume unstructured data streams can be used by software professionals to…


I Will Be Presenting at TestBash 2.0

TestBash 2.0 will be Friday March 22, 2013 in Brighton England   Sure you get to hear me speak about Testing in Production (TiP) and Data-Driven Quality Assessment, but there is an all-star line-up of speakers – a full day’s worth so you’ll get your money’s worth.   A-Galumphing We Will Go – James Bach Do…


See A to Z Testing in Production Online – STP Webinar

  If you are interested in hearing my popular STPCon talk (last delivered in October) A to Z Testing in Production: Industry Leading Techniques to Leverage Big Data for Quality …then you have one more chance to see it online. Just sign up for the STP Online Summit: Hottest Testing Topics in 2012 My Talk…


Interview with me from STPCon, October 2012

    If you would like to hear the sound of my voice, Mark Tomlinson was kind enough to interview me at STPCon, you can hear that here.


Testing in Production: Buzzword Compliant Edition

  Monitoring: What Ops does, using data from production + Testing: What Test Does = TestOps, augmenting the signal for assessing quality with Big Data More details on TestOps here Big Data is often defined by the three V’s Volume Velocity Variability But let’s not get hung up on that. Sometimes two V’s are enough…


The return of A-Z Testing in Production – STPCon Fall 2012

Download the Slide Deck: PPT PDF The folks at STPCon had asked me to give an encore presentation of my March 2012 talk A to Z Testing in Production: TiP Methodologies, Techniques, and Examples. The new talk has some substantial updates including more focus on the use of Big-Data and a simplified categorization of test…


Software Testing circa 1985 – How’s that working for you?

This ad, recruiting software testers for Microsoft, ran in 1985 As a Software Tester you will design execute and document tests of application software.  You will generate test scripts and automatic test packages.  This is a challenging and highly visible position within a fast growing division of Microsoft. If this sounds like your job position,…


A to Z Testing in Production: TiP Methodologies, Techniques, and Examples at STPCon 2012

Download the Slide Deck PPT PDF Listen to the audio (requires free registration with STP – they’re good folks, so go ahead and register) A to Z Testing in Production: TiP Methodologies, Techniques, and Examples Testing in production (TiP) is a set of software testing methodologies that utilizes real users and production environments in a…


Testing in Production (TiP), a common and costly technical malpractice???

Cool….I am seeing more hits on Bing and other search engines (I comparison shop my queries) for “Testing in Production”.  Here’s one: Why testing in production is a common and costly technical malpractice Yipes. Not the message I’ve been trying to drive, but even within Microsoft, especially among those working on shrinkwrap products (i.e. not…