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Software Testing Materials: Basic Resource Library

Basic Software Testing Resource Materials

For your convenience, these software testing training materials are listed alphabetically and can be individually downloaded. More software testing training information.

Articles and Publications:

Bug Reporting Process
Critical Testing Processes
Critical Testing Processes:  Introduction (Russian Translation)

translation courtesy of Andrey Punin

Freightliner Test Level Matrix
courtesy of Bill Lind
Introduction to Critical Testing Processes
Introduction to Managing the Testing Process, 2nd ed.
Investing in Testing (audio file)
ISTQB Certification: Why you need it and how to get it
Measuring Defect Potentials and Defect Removal Efficiency
Capers Jones
Mission Made Possible
Quality Risk Analysis
Quality Software
Release Management Processes
Risk Perception
by Erik Simmons, Intel Corporation
Seven Steps to Reducing Software Security Risks
Test Execution Processes
Testing ROI: What IT Managers Should Know
The Right Stuff: Four Small Steps for Testers, one Giant leap for Risk Mitigation
by Rex Black and Barton Layne
Two Weeks to Better Testing in 2008

MTP Exercise Solutions

by Rex Black and Judy McKay (supplement to Managing the Testing Process 3ed)

ISTQB Syllabi and Glossary New

ISTQB Glossary

ISTQB Foundation Level Certification Syllabus – Version 2011

Foundation Level epub

Foundation Level mobi

ISTQB Advanced Level Certification Syllabus – Overview – Version 2012 – PDF format

ISTQB Advanced Level Certification Syllabus – Test Analyst – Version 2012

Certified Tester Advanced Level Syllabus Technical Test Analyst epub

Certified Tester Advanced Level Syllabus Technical Test Analyst mobi

ISTQB Advanced Level Certification Syllabus – Technical Test Analyst – Version 2012

Advanced Level Syllabus Test Analyst epub

Advanced Level Syllabus Test Analyst mobi

ISTQB Advanced Level Certification Syllabus – Test Manager – Version 2012

Certified Tester Advanced Level Syllabus Test Manager epub

Certified Tester Advanced Level Syllabus Test Manager mobi
ISTQB Foundation Level Extension Syllabus Agile Tester


Towards True Engineering: Moving Beyond Craft to Professionalism New
Charting the Progress of System Development Using Defect Data
Create Your Own Luck
Fine Art of Writing a Good Bug Report
Five Trends Affecting Testing
Integrated Test Automation of IVR-Telephony Apps and Client-Server Call Center Apps
Investing in Software Testing
Managing Complex Test Environments
Quality and the Internet Appliance
Requirements to Release Criteria
Risk Based Testing:  What It Is and How You Can Benefit

Shoestring Manual Testing
The ISTQB Advanced Syllabus: Guiding the Way to Better Software Testing

Templates and Examples:

Overall Software Testing Process: Testing Process.doc

Context Alignment: Context-Discovery Process.doc

Quality Risk Analysis: Basic Sumatra FMEA-Quality Risks Analysis.xls
Case Study File Utility FMEA-Quality Risks.xls
General Quality Risk Categories.doc
Generic Quality Risks List.doc
Quality Risks Analysis Process.doc

Software Test Estimation: Basic Sumatra Test Tracking.xls
COQ Static and Dynamic.xls
SpeedyWriter Budget.xls
Sumatra Test Budget.xls
Sumatra Test Schedule (Draft 1).mpp
Test Estimation Process.doc

Software Test Planning: Basic Sumatra Test Tracking.xls
Case Study Info Appliance Test Plan.doc
Case Study IVR Network Test Logistics.mdb
Case Study Loan Processing Test Plan.doc
IEEE 829 Test Plan Template.doc
Johanna Rothman Test Plan Template.doc
Johanna Rothman Test Strategy Template.doc
SpeedyWriter Test and Lab Logistics.mdb
SpeedyWriter Test Logistics.mdb
Sumatra Test Plan (Final).doc
Test Plan Template.doc

Team-Building: SC Test Team Skills Analysis.xls
SpeedyWriter Job Description Test Automation Engineer.doc
Team-Building Process.doc

Software Testing Design & Implementation: Basic Sumatra Test Tracking.xls
Case Study Add Valid User.txt
Case Study Functionality.txt
Case Study Loan Processing Test Cases.xls
Case Study Loan Processing Test Coverage Tracking.mdb
IEEE 829 Test Case Template.doc
Test Case Templates.xls
Test System Design and Implementation Process.doc
Sample Test Policy

Software Test Release: Test Release Process.doc

Software Test Execution: Basic Sumatra Test Tracking.xls
Case Study Loan Processing Test Tracking.xls
Test Execution Process.doc

Bug Reporting: Bug Reporting Process.doc

Software Test Results Reporting: Basic Sumatra Test Tracking.xls
Case Study Loan Processing Bug Metrics.xls
Test Results Reporting Process.doc

Change Management: Case Study Info Appliance CCB Process.doc
Case Study IVR Network Test Change Management.mdb
Change Management Process.doc


Software Quality Days: January 2015: Skynet Has Arrived
STPCon Denver: November 2014: Interviewing Testers
Keynote in Budapest: Oct 2014: Agile Risk-based Testing

Webinar Slides (no audio):

Webinar: 2/24/2015: Myths of Exploratory Testing New
Webinar: 1/07/2015: Extracting Insight and Confidence from a Voyage into the Unknown New

Webinar: 12/08/2015: Test Estimation (updated) 
Webinar: 11/12/2015: Understanding White-box Coverage Metrics 

Webinar: 10/01/2015: Developing a Test Team 
Webinar: 09/08/2015: Why Do You Test? Achieving Consensus on Clearly Defined Test Objectives
Webinar: 08/06/2015: Dimensions of Test Coverage (best of)

Webinar: 07/07/2015: Case Studies in Successful Use of Free Tools

Webinar: 06/29/2015: Specifying Test Tool Requirements
Webinar: 05/20/2015: Dangerous Risk based Testing Fallacies 
Webinar: 04/08/2015: Ten Things Managers and Developers Should Know about Testing...but Usually Don't 
Webinar: 03/26/2015: Leading a Test Team: Best Practices for Excellent Test Organizations 
Webinar: 02/25/2015: Skynet Has Arrived: Will Ubiquitous Connectivity via Mobile and Distributed Computing Give Us Convenience or the Terminator? 
Webinar: 01/02/2015 and 01/06/2015: Interviewing Testers 
Webinar: 12/03/2014: Test Estimation 
Webinar: 11/12/2014: Agile Risk-based Testing: A How-to Guide 
Webinar: 10/08/2014: Agile V Model: Oxymoron or Best Practice
Webinar: 09/04/2014 - 09/05/2014: Strategies of Testing, Not Schools
Webinar: 08/27/2014: In Praise of Specialization
Webinar: 07/14/2014: Testing Best and Worst Practices: Part 2
Webinar: 06/17/2014: Testing Best and Worst Practices: Part 1
Webinar: No Testing Schools 
Webinar: 05/01/2014: Interviewing Testers 
Webinar: 04/17/2014: Introducing the ISTQB Agile Tester Foundation Extension 
Webinar: 03/13/2014: Testers of 2015 and Beyond
Webinar: 02/18/2014: Towards a True Engineering Profession
Webinar: 01/02/2014: Ten Bugs that Shook the World
Webinar: 12/11/2013: Agile Testing in the Real World 
Webinar: 11/05/2013: Why Testing as a Career 
Webinar: 10/23/2013: Is Testing a Waste of Time? 
Webinar: 09/25/2013-09/27/2013: Myths of Pairwise Testing 
Webinar: 08/14/2013: The Sherpas of Testing Success 
Webinar: 07/24/2013: ISTQB in a Nutshell 
Webinar: 06/11/2013: Seven Deadly Sins of Testing 
Webinar: 05/23/2013: Measuring Testing Service Providers? 
Webinar: 04/24/2013: Profiles of Failure
Webinar: 03/12/2013: Dimensions of Test Coverage 
Webinar: 02/26/2013: Agile Testing in the Real World
Webinar: 01/09/2013: The New ISTQB Advanced Syllabi
Webinar: 12/06/2012: Test Estimation
Webinar: 11/07/2012: Advanced Software Testing: Test Policies, Strategies, and Plans
Webinar: 10/30/2012: Test Metrics: A Free Virtual Workshop
Webinar: 09/20/2012: Agile Testing Challenges: Four Years Later
Webinar: 08/07/2012: Advanced Software Testing: Reviews
Webinar: 07/03/2012: Test Management and Quality Management
Webinar: 06/18/2012-06/19/2012: From Feared Enforcer to Trusted Partner
Webinar: 05/22/2012: Improving the Testing Process
Webinar: 04/03/2012: Testing Strategies from Around the World
Webinar: 03/21/2012: Agile Testing Opportunities
Webinar: 02/09/2012: Managing Quality within Budget and Scheduling Constraints: Successful and Unsuccessful Techniques

Webinar: 01/05/2012: The Sherpas of Testing Success - Studies of Successful Independent Test Groups
Webinar: 12/13/2011: Five Trends Five Years Later
Webinar: 11/22/2011: Listen to Your Defects
Webinar: 10/20/2011: Advanced Software Testing: Integration Testing
Webinar: 09/08/2011: Test Estimation: Seeing the Future of Your Test Effort
Webinar: 08/09/2011: Advanced Software Testing: Code Coverage
Webinar: 07/06/2011-07/07/2011: Psychopolitics of Test Management
Webinar: 06/28/2011: ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst
Webinar: 05/26/2011: Metrics for Testing
Webinar: 04/12/2011: Advanced Software Testing: Static Code Analysis
Webinar: 03/16/2011-03/17/2011: ISTQB: Certification the Standard for Tester Professionalism
Webinar: 02/09/2011: Ten Lessons in Test Outsourcing
Webinar: 01/06/2011: Six Lessons in Software Quality
Webinar: 12/02/2010: Advanced Software Testing: Testing Complex Logic with Domain Analysis
Webinar: 11/10/2010:  Hiring Great Testers
Webinar: 10/05/2010: Advanced Software Testing: Pairwise Testing
Webinar: 09/07/2010: Test Return on Investment
Webinar: 08/03/2010: Advanced Software Testing: Use cases
Webinar: 07/01/2010: Test Organization Options
Webinar: 06/01/2010: Advanced Software Testing: Applying state diagrams to business logic
Webinar: 05/20/2010: Satisfying Test Stakeholders
Webinar: 04/06/2010: Advanced Software Testing: Decision Tables
Webinar: 03/11/2010: Code Coverage Metrics and How to Use Them
Webinar: 02/23/2010: Risk Based Testing: What it is and How You Can Benefit
Webinar: 01/20/2010: Five Hard-Won Lessons in Performance, Load and Reliability Testing
Webinar: 12/09/2009: Achieving Realistic, Truthful, Actionable Schedules
Webinar: 11/23/2009: Test Reporting for Impact
Webinar: 10/08/2009: Future of Test Management
Webinar: 09/03/2009: Five Testing Best Practices
Webinar: 08/06/2009: The ISTQB Advanced Syllabus
Webinar: 07/01/2009: Six Surprising Findings from Test Team Assessments
Webinar: 06/09/2009: Ten Worst Things for Testing
Webinar: 05/27/2009: Testing on the Outsourced Project
Webinar: 04/30/2009: Agile Testing Challenges

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