STARWEST 2006 Program Announced


The StarWest 2006 program has been announced and it looks great! Lots and lots of stuff with the same ol’ and brand new speakers:


KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS


How to Build Your Own Robot Army;Harry Robinson, Google, Inc.


Software Security Testing: It’s Not Just for Functions Anymore; Gary McGraw, Cigital, Inc.


Dispelling Testing’s Top Ten Illusions; Lloyd Roden, Grove Consultants


What Every Tester Needs to Know to Succeed in the Agile World Jean Tabaka, Rally Software Development


Say Yes-or Say No? What to Do When You’re Faced with the Impossible; Johanna Rothman, Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.


Session-Based Exploratory Testing: A Large Project; Adventure Bliss, Captaris, Inc.


PRECONFERENCE TUTORIALS


Essential Test Management and Planning; Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering


Introduction to Systematic Testing; Dale Perry, Software Quality Engineering


How to Break Software; Joe Basirico, Security Innovation, Inc.


Managing Test Outsourcing; Martin Pol, POLTEQ IT Services BV


Becoming an Influential Test Team Leader; Randall Rice, Rice Consulting Services Inc.


Key Test Design Techniques; Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering


Implementing a Test Automation Framework; Linda Hayes, Worksoft, Inc.


Agile Software Product Testing Using Fit and FitNesse; Rob Myers, Net Objectives


How to Build, Support, and Add Value to Your Test Team; Lloyd Roden, Grove Consultants


Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System for Testers; Chris Menegay, Notion Solutions, Inc.


Performance Testing Secrets in Context; Scott Barber, PerfTestPlus, Inc.


Model-Based Testing: The Dynamic Answer to Test Automation; Harry Robinson, Google, Inc.


Measurement and Metrics for Test Managers; Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering


How to Break Software Security; Aditya Kakrania, Security Innovation, Inc.


Just In Time Testing; Robert Sabourin, AmiBug.com, Inc.


Test Process Improvement; Martin Pol, POLTEQ IT Services BV


Establishing a Fully-Integrated Test Automation Architecture; Edward Kit, Software Development Technologies


Test Estimation Using Test Point Analysis; Ruud Teunissen, POLTEQ IT Services BV


Requirements Based Testing;Richard Bender, Bender RBT, Inc.


Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Test Management;Johanna Rothman, Rothman Consulting Group, Inc., and Esther Derby, Esther Derby Associates, Inc.


Risk Based Testing; Julie Gardiner, QST Consultants Ltd.


CONCURRENT SESSIONS


TEST MANAGEMENT


The Nine “Forgettings”
-Quantifying the Value of Your Testing to Management -Step Away From the Tests: Take a Quality Break -Management Networking -Skill Diversity: The Key to Building the Ideal Test Team -Building a Testing Factory -Keeping it Between the Ditches: A Dashboard to Guide Your Testing -Improving the Skills of Software Testers

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