Shift Left – SofTec 2017 Highlights

It’s a long plane ride to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. That’s where SofTec Asia 2017 was held the first few days of August. SofTec Asia 2017But, with all that I learned — both through formal presentations and informal discussions with fellow presenters — it was well worth the trip.

By |August 15th, 2017|Events, News|

Software Testing Cognitive Biases – How Did I Miss That Bug?

Software Testing Cognitive Biases - Do You Know Why You Missed That Defect?

Software Testing Cognitive Biases with Gerie OwenGerie Owen, our guest speaker with over 25 years of experience in software testing, joined XBOSoft CEO Philip Lew for a discussion of challenges recognizing our cognitive biases and how they affect our software testing thinking and process. Starting with explaining how the brain creates and implements these biases.  Owen and Lew discussed,  among other aspects...View this XBOSoft webinar to learn more >

By |July 14th, 2017|Events, Webinars|

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Agile Testing

7 Habits of Highly Effective Agile Testing audienceI read Stephen Covey’s famous book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People when it first came out in 1989, almost 30 years ago. I was just starting my career then and was able to apply many of the principles to not just my work life, but life in general.When I was invited to give the closing keynote at TestIstanbul, in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 25, I knew giving a tailored version of my 7 Habits of Highly Effective Agile Testers talk would work well for this audience.

By |May 2nd, 2017|Events, News|

Talking Agile & Quality at TestIstanbul

As Phil Lew told his TestIstanbul audience, “These seven habits have evolved over the years through working with clients that had software quality issues after implementing agile development. Some people think agile development will solve all their problems."He stresses, "Well, it can solve some, but if poorly implemented, it can cause many others. I’ve been able to boil it down to these 7 habits as a way to continually ‘sharpen the saw’ and root out problems one by one.”

By |April 26th, 2017|Events, News|

Top QA/ Testing Challenges in the Mobile IoT Era

What Does IOT Mean for Software Testers?

Jon Hagar, an early explorer of the perils and opportunities for testers in the Mobile IoT era, joined XBOSoft CEO Philip Lew for a discussion of challenges of Mobile IoT. There's been plenty of hype about mobile IoT. There are challenges, to be sure, for testers as the IoT market reveals its full potential. But these are really opportunities for testers who decide to get engaged in the IoT market.  Hagar and Lew discussed,  among other aspects...View this XBOSoft webinar to learn more >

By |April 4th, 2017|Events, Webinars|