White Papers & Downloads

Insights and analysis from thought leaders in agile development and testing, DevOps, security, software testing and test automation, and more. These web seminars and white papers featuring many of our expert instructors bring you insight into best practices, career strategies and guidance, analysis of common software development processes, and more.

 

DevSecOps experts Jeffery Payne (Coveros) and Larry Maccherone (Comcast) discuss the DevSecOps transformation best practices they’ve used to successfully transform a variety of large organizations during the past decade.  Download the session materials here. Learn how to gain buy-in from both software development and security teams for a DevSecOps approach, and leave with valuable information on how to transform your culture to make DevSecOps a reality.

Presented as part of the web seminar series demonstrating our Live Virtual Training platform.

 

Coveros CEO Jeffery Payne discusses lessons learned from many years of implementing mission-critical DevOps solutions. Key engineering attributes such as quality, security, availability, and usability are explored in the context of creating a reliable and scalable DevOps pipeline are outlined. Download the session materials here. 

Presented as part of the web seminar series demonstrating our Live Virtual Training platform.

 

Niranjan Maharajh discusses the key FDA and international regulations that make software testing in the medical device space different than other industries.

Presented as part of the web seminar series demonstrating our Live Virtual Training platform.

 

Instructor Robert Sabourin shares several test design approaches including many single variable, multiple variable, and combinatorial approaches.
 
Presented as part of the web seminar series demonstrating our Live Virtual Training platform.
Coveros Executive Vice President Michael Sowers reviews the key challenges in building a strong team—finding the right expertise, growing the right core competencies, organizing in an effective way, maintaining diversity, and justifying the human capital investment for testing. 
 
Presented as part of the web seminar series demonstrating our Live Virtual Training platform.

The inaugural TechWell State of the Testing Profession survey sets a baseline measurement of attitudes about the testing profession, with an eye toward repeating the survey annually to track trends and changes. The survey not only collected data on the current state of testing, but it also gathered feedback on evolving tester roles and responsibilities, new skills and knowledge requirements, and opinions on the outlook for the testing profession.

The results of TechWell’s second annual survey show the role of tester continues to evolve and adapt thanks to the increasing influence of automation, DevOps, and agile. Responsibilities and skill sets are still expanding to include more technical skills and domain knowledge. And, most importantly, the role of tester seems to be holding strong for the foreseeable future.

Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery are reshaping testing processes and procedures for modern software development teams. How will it affect you?

In this article from Better Software, Coveros Executive Vice President Mike Sowers highlights some characteristics of the new normal for development and testing in this digital age of agility and continuous integration and deployment.

Without a doubt, the role of tester is in transition. From the widespread adoption of agile practices to the growing focus on DevOps and automation, now is the time for testers to update their skill sets or they will be left behind.
 
This eGuide is essential reading for test and QA professionals seeking to grow their careers and keep pace with the changes facing the software testing profession. These articles provide practical tips and techniques testers can apply today to make themselves invaluable members of their test organizations.

Business analysis is often seen as a technical skill. The business analyst is called upon to build process and data models, writes precise requirements, estimate the effort involved, and more. But a business analyst has another set of responsibilities—to uncover what it is that stakeholders actually need.

Originators of the Volere requirements process, template, checklists and techniques, James Robertson and Suzanne Robertson discuss why the most successful business analysts have a uniqe combintation of hard and soft skills in this paper.