Software Quality Expert Panel -- The Method Behind the Madness: A SmartBear Webinar

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Software Experts Jason Cohen, Lisa Crispin and Steve Berczuk Discuss Innovative Ways to Improve Software Quality

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SmartBear invites you to join our expert panel as they share their experience and recommend approaches to meet the challenges you face in developing high quality software.

SmartBear Software (SmartBear) will host an experts Webinar panel, “The Method Behind the Madness: Innovative Ways to Improve Software Quality,” on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at 1:00 PM EST.

To register for this free online event, visit

Developing high quality software can be like chasing a mirage -- you keep advancing but the goal remains distant. The buzz says if you’re not leveraging the latest methodology or using innovative tools you’ll be left behind. However, you may be surprised by what the experts recognize as the keys to developing high quality software.

SmartBear invites you to join our expert panel as they share their experience and recommend approaches to meet the challenges you face in developing high quality software. Find out how the experts:

  • Shape, drive or change the development process to ensure the best possible software quality.
  • Implement practices that lead to better software quality regardless of your development methodology.
  • Prevent planning and process from slowing development cycles and increasing the chance of errors resulting in poor software quality.
  • Believe that you can still be innovative even if you are not Agile.

Our expert panel will address these and other topics to help ensure your development efforts result in the highest quality software possible. The panel includes:

Esther Schindler, Host
Esther Schindler has been writing about technology subjects since 1992, though she wrote her first program (in FORTRAN) in 1973. She has focused on software development topics and open source for the last several years, with her byline appearing at,, Software Test & Performance, SD Times,, IT Business Network, and She’s written market research analyst reports since 2002; has written four books, and had her hand in writing or editing another ten.

Lisa Crispin
An agile testing coach and practitioner, Lisa is the co-author of ''Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams'' and a contributor to ''Beautiful Testing'' and ''Testen in der Finanzwelt.'' She also co-wrote ''Testing Extreme Programming.'' Lisa specializes in showing agile teams how testers can add value and guide development with business-facing tests. For the past ten years, Lisa has worked as a tester on agile teams developing web applications in Java and .Net. She teaches Agile Testing courses and tutorials worldwide. Lisa contributes articles to publications such as Better Software magazine, Software Test & Performance Magazine, IEEE Software Magazine, Methods & Tools, Agile Journal, and the Agile Record. Lisa was named one of the 13 Women of Influence in testing by Software Test & Performance magazine.

Jason Cohen
Jason Cohen is the founder of Smart Bear Software, makers of CodeCollaborator, the most popular peer code review tool. He’s the author of ''Best Kept Secrets of Peer Code Review,'' and the founder of three other companies including WPEngine and ITWatchDogs.

Steve Berczuk
Steve Berczuk is an engineer and ScrumMaster where he’s helping to build next-generation SaaS-based clinical informatics applications. The author of ''Software Configuration Management Patterns: Effective Teamwork, Practical Integration,'' he is a recognized expert in software configuration management (SCM) and agile software development. Steve also regularly contributes articles to publications such as, CM Crossroads and IEEE Software. He is especially interested in the interactions between architectural and organizational issues, especially as they relate to helping teams to develop requirements so they are solving the right problems, understanding how to apply various technologies, and building tools.

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About SmartBear Software
SmartBear Software provides enterprise-class yet affordable tools for development teams that care about software quality and performance. Our collaboration, performance profiling and testing tools help more than 75,000 developers and testers build some of the best software applications and websites in the world. Our users can be found in small businesses, Fortune 100 companies, and government agencies. For more information about SmartBear Software, our award-winning tools, or to join our active community of developers and testers, visit .

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