Further Reading from MeRegarding some of the points raised there is some further reading that may be of interest:-
On Reporting Confidence and Collecting Criteria, Assumptions and Risks
On some of the benefits of Writing your own test harness using a set of principles for test automation
Other Relevant ReadingSome external relevant links:-
Gojko Adzic's Book on Specification By Example and the summary points here
James Bach on Thread based Test Management and the Case against Test Cases
Some posts from Michael Bolton on potential problems with reporting "Done" "The Undefinition of Done" and "The Relative Rule and the Unsettling Rule"
For anyone that has attended the talk and wants to comment or ask any questions please comment on this post and I'll be happy to discuss anything with you further.