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2010 Test Management Summit - 26/27 January 2010

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The FOURTH TEST MANAGEMENT SUMMIT will take place on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th January 2010.

Our Generous Sponsors are:

Original Software and SQS UK, Microsoft UK, Facilita and nFocus

Engineering Values in IT - the right way to go?

A report, published by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) on 31 July titled, "Engineering Values in IT" sets out recommendations to solve what could (lazily) be termed the 'Software Crisis' particularly the challenge of large IT government projects.

The recommendations, if implemented, could affect all software practitioners in the UK as they are quite wide-ranging and, when I think about it, disturbing.

Tester Jobs on LinkedIn TMF Group

For some time there has been a group on LinkedIn associated with the Forum (which I manage). It has a facility for posting messages, queries and answers etc. Quite a few people have posted opportunities and some have announced their availability for employment.

I suggest you use that Forum to offer jobs and/or your availability. Thanks.

The LinkedIn group can be found here: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=690977

You need to register and join that group to read, post and respond.

Test Management Summit 2009

The Third Test Management Summit took place on Wednesday 28 January 2009 at the sumptuous Institute of Directors at 116 Pall Mall, London.

The day was generously sponsored by our PATRONS, HP, SOGETI and SQS UK and our Summit Sponsors, FACILITA, NEOTYS and ORIGINAL Software.

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I'm Not Ready for School... Yet

Michael Bolton has responded to my plea for schools to 'go away'.
The context-driven school obviously exists. People keep telling me it does. I can't deny that. God bless it and all who sail in it etc. etc. It is the definitions of OTHER schools by the context-driven school that I'm discouraging. That wasn't clear, I suppose.

Michael, like James, seems keen to set me up in my own little school (of one :-))

Labels, Stereotypes and Schools

As usual, I'm grateful to James Bach in commenting on my last post. in a wide-ranging statement, he defends the value of schools of thought. I agree entirely that schools of thought have value. Partly they allow one to compare and contrast aspects of a discipline, particularly where there are differences of opinion, thought, belief, behaviour etc. and heaven knows there's plenty of variety in that regard.

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The Future of Testing

This year, I've presented two talks on 'Past, Present and Future of Testing' at IBC Euroforum in Stockholm and 'Future of Testing' at SQC London. I thought it would be a good idea to write some notes on the 'predictions' as I'm joining some esteemed colleagues at a retreat this weekend, and we talk about futures much of the time.

You can download the paper from here.

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20th Test Management Forum

The Twentieth Test Management forum took place on Wednesday 29th October at the conference centre at Balls's Brothers, Minster Pavement.

The meeting was sponsored by:
SOGETI, ELECTROMIND and FACILITA.

We are most grateful to our sponsors.

Session summaries and downloadable materials can be found here.

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