Tekmark Global Solutions


EDISON, NJ – Tekmark Global Solutions, one of the largest privately held providers of information technology, communications, and consulting services to companies worldwide, today announced that Keith Klain has joined the company to lead Tekmark’s Software Quality Management practice.

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Guest View: If your metrics don’t add business value, stop collecting them (SD Times)

Keith Klain kicked off STAREAST 2016 last week, and there was one line in his keynote that stuck with me throughout the entire conference: “If you can’t draw a straight line between your business objectives and your test approach, you’re doing it wrong.”

As I started to think of all of the little activities that make up part of my workday that do nothing to increase the happiness of Skytap’s customers or reaching our business objectives, Klain’s statement sent me into a bit of a panic.

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2016 State of Testing Discussion

Join Keith Klain, Matt Heusser, Lalitkumar Bhamare and Joel Montvelisky in a discussion about:

“The Latest Trends in Software Testing”

Following the 2016 State of Testing Report, find out what will be shaping the present and future of the testing community.

Date: Wednesday , May 11 2016

Time: 10am EST / 3pm GMT

Duration: 1 Hour

Targeting Quality 2016

Targeting Quality 2016

Join us on September 26-27 in downtown Kitchener for the 2016 Targeting Quality Conference at the Crowne Plaza.

Registration will begin mid-May. Get your tickets early to qualify for Early Bird Pricing!

 Day 1:  Workshops

 Day 2:  Keynote Speakers and presentations by Software Testing Professionals.

Keith Klain will kick-off #TQ2016 with Lessons Learned in (Selling) Software Testing. Join Keith as he shares what has and hasn’t worked when talking to stakeholders about what they need vs. what they want, applying context-driven testing principles on projects that haven’t had any principles, and dealing with test case allergies and the “smarty pants syndrome.”

Karen N Johnson will close #TQ2016 with her talk on Solving Problems. What makes solving problems fun is our outlook and attitude. Wanting to get good at being a problems solver is a great start. So how do you get good at solving problems you’ve never solved before? We have to get good at figuring out how to tackle unknowns. In Karen’s keynote address, she explores ideas and methods for solving problems.

Do you think you have what it takes to present at KWSQA Targeting Quality 2016?  Email us at “info@kwsqa.org” to learn more.

Save the Date! Tickets will go on sale mid-May! Stay tuned for more information!  #TQ2016

Dr. StrangeCareer or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Software Testing Industry

Enjoy this in the April 2016 issue of Testing Trapeze!

“Find a problem you care about and focus on fixing that.” – Scott Berkun

Software testing is a strange business. It’s commoditized, devalued, misunderstood, and goes through cycles of being chopped, changed, and lives at the front lines of imminent takeover by our robot overlords. Why anyone would want to be a professional software tester is even harder to understand. After over 20 years in this business, I’ve seen people
from all stripes and walks of life wander in and out of this industry, but the ones that stick with it all have one thing in common: they are slightly nuts. Sure, they might seem sane – they are probably well read, hold a job, support a family – all the makings of normality, but inside, some part of them is just a little bit crazy.

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The Viability of Context-Driven Testing: An Interview with Keith Klain


In this interview, Keith Klain, a software testing and quality management professional, discusses all the lessons he’s learned from selling software testing. He also explains why context-driven testing is viable, as well as how to discern between wants and needs.

Josiah Renaudin: Welcome back to another TechWell interview. Today I am joined by Keith Klain, a software testing and quality management professional, and a keynote speaker at our upcoming STAR EAST Conference. Keith, thank you very much for joining us today.

Keith Klain: Great to be here. Thank you very much.

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QASymphony Quality Jam 2016

Very excited to be talking about how to positively impact software testing in your organization at the 2016 QASymphony Quality Jam. It’s an incredible line up featuring one of my favorite speakers/authors Scott Berkun who has previously blogged on reinvention for me! Hope to see you in Atlanta!

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Software Testing as a Martial Art – by David Greenlees

I recently had the privilege of writing the foreword to my good friend David Greenlees new book, “Software Testing as a Martial Art”. I encourage you all the buy the book on Leanpub HERE and spread the word for anyone looking for some great insights into the world of software testing. Here is what I had to say about David and his book…enjoy!

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“What Will Software Testing Hold in 2016” Webinar Recap

From QASymphony‘s blog…enjoy! (Register here for the playback)


CodeGirl Screening at Doran Jones

Doran Jones is proud to present a free screening of CodeGirl and networking event at our Urban Development Center in the South Bronx. Our special guest for the evening will be NYC CTO Minerva Tantoco! Hope to see you there!

By 2017, the app market will be valued at $77 billion. Over 80% of these developers are male. The Technovation Challenge aims to change that by empowering girls worldwide to develop apps for an international competition. From rural Moldova to urban Brazil to suburban Massachusetts, CODEGIRL follows teams who dream of holding their own in the world’s fastest-growing industry. The winning team gets $10K to complete and release their app, but every girl discovers something valuable along the way.

DJ CodeGirl Screening

Website: www.codegirlmovie.com

Twitter: twitter.com/codegirlmovie

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Instagram: instagram.com/codegirlmovie/

Education, Infrastructure Pose Challenges for Tech in the Bronx – The Fordham Ram

Education, Infrastructure Pose Challenges for Tech in the Bronx – The Fordham Ram

October 21, 2015

By Cailin McKenna

“The discussion also focused on incorporation of minority youths into the industry. “By 2020, the demand for technology resources is only going to be met by about 60 percent by people who come from universities,” said Keith Klain, co-CEO of Doran Jones, a technology consultant firm located in the South Bronx. “There is a huge opportunity to keep those jobs in New York by providing people with alternative backgrounds access to those jobs.””

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