I don’t think any development manager would argue with the fact that testing is important. yet, with the constant pressure to get code out the door sooner we often find ourselves doing the risk analysis to determine the potential impact of skipping certain tests. That’s why we need to step back occasionally and see where we can make improvements without sacrificing software quality. Sometimes we can make testing more efficient by applying the right technology, sometimes we need to look at the testing process or even the entire application lifecycle model we have chosen. The challenge is to meet our testing needs without holding up delivery.

One of our goals this year is to help you improve your application development lifecycle, and we’re going to start off by looking at testing as we present a series of webcasts all about Quality Assurance!

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  1. Getting Agile with Testing, Sept 21st 1PM Eastern 
  2. Manual Testing Evolved, Sept 28th 1PM Eastern
  3. Automating Virtual QA Environments, October 5th 1PM Eastern
  4. Raising Your Technical Debt Ceiling…Or Not? October 12th 1PM Eastern
  5. Quality Assurance in Mixed Technology Environments, Oct 19th 1PM Eastern

SAMG_thumb[1]You definitely want to catch the first session featuring none other than Sam Guckenheimer, Sam is the Product Planner at Microsoft for Visual Studio Team System and an authority on software testing and ALM. He literally wrote the book (Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System). This is an amazing opportunity to hear directly from the source. We are also bringing Sam to visit Canada as a keynote speaker at TesTrek in Toronto and you will have a chance to hear him during one of the IT Manager Tech Talks as well!

So register today for the Getting Agile with Testing seminar, September 21st with Sam Guckenheimer and more great sessions to help you improve testing on your projects.