Papers, Presentations and Articles
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The Pursuit of Quality: Are we Chasing Tornadoes or is it Just Hot Air? this is a powerpoint plus audio movie of a talk on quality and test models that Paul presented in Austria in May 2011.
The Value of Testing
What Is the Value of Testing and How Can We Increase It? This is a Keynote presentation given by Paul at Eurostar 2002 in Edinburgh. Still relevant.
Regression Testing and Automation
One of two presentations at the fourth Test Management Summit in London on 27 January 2010. Some deep-seated frustrations with regression testing and automation are expressed in this talk. It caused quite a stir. Regression Testing - What to Automate and How.
A series of articles have been written for the Eurostar newlestter. Entitled: Anti-Regression Approaches: Impact Analysis and Regression Testing Compared and Combined these are the articles:
Test Axioms etc.
Future of Testing, Trends etc.
ERP and SAP Testing
Managing Projects with Intelligence - This paper documents (at long last) some of the conference keynote talks Paul has given over the last two years that describe the concept of Project Intelligence (PI). The PI concept aims to give project and stakeholder management visibility of project risks, their intermediate and final goals and progress towards them.
Risk-Based Test Reporting- An overview of the value of reporting test progress with reference to risk.
E-Business, Client/Server Testing
Paul Gerrard has written a book with Neil Thompson entitled Risk-Based E-Business Testing describing the principles involved in RB Testing, a practical approach to RB testing on E-Business projects and feedback from usage on real projects.
Risk-Based E-Business Testing (pdf 88kb) Part 1.Risks and Test Strategy. The original paper describing a risk-based approach to E-Business Test Strategy.
Risk-Based E-Business Testing (pdf 1.3Mb) Part 2.Test Techniques and Tools. Part 2 of the paper presents comprehensive descriptions of twenty techniques for testing E-business applications. (38 pages in length).
E-Business Testing (PDF) An overview of the risks and an approach to testing, which involves 20 types of test, integrated into a comprehensive test process.
Client/Server Test Strategies A short article.
Tester Knowledge Base
Computer Aided Software Testing
Tools Selection and Implementation (PDF) What can test execution tools do for you? The main stages of tool selection and implementation, and a warning: Success may not mean what you think!
Articles for various channels
A Unified Approach to System Functional Testing. This paper, written by Paul Gerrard was presented to the EuroSTAR Conference in London, October 1993.
Introducing the W-Model Paul Herzlich introduced the W-Model approach at the same EuroSTAR conference in 1993. The W-Model attempts to address shortcomings in the V-Model. Rather than focus on specific dynamic test stages, as the V-Model does, the W-Model focuses on the development products themselves. Essentially, every development activity that produces a work product is “shadowed” by a test activity.
Testing Requirements. This paper, was presented to the EuroSTAR Conference in Brussels, October 1994.
Business Simulation Testing - This paper presents approaches for Business Scenario Walkthroughs and Business Simulation Testing.
Client/Server Performance Testing This paper, written by Paul Gerrard was presented to the EuroSTAR Conference in London, November 1995 and won the prize for 'Best Presentation'.
Last, but by no means least...
Testing GUI Applications This paper, written by Paul Gerrard was presented to the EuroSTAR Conference in Edinburgh, November 1997. This is the most popular and downloaded paper on this site, which tells you that perhaps the art of GUI testing hasn't moved on that much in the last ten years?
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