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  1. 1. Software testing analysis & review The greatest software testing conference in the universe (we think!) April 25–30, 2010 www.sqe.com/stareast Orlando, Florida Choose from a full week of learning, networking, and more Rosen Shingle Creek Sunday Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level Training (3 days), Using Visual Studio® 2010 Ultimate to Improve Software Quality (3 days) Monday – TueSday 24 In-depth half- and full-day tutorials WedneSday – ThurSday regiSTer by MarCh 26, 2010 5 Keynotes, 35 Concurrent Sessions, the EXPO, and SaVe uP To $200. Networking Events, Receptions, Bonus Sessions, and more grouPS oF 2 SaVe eVen More! Friday Testing & Quality Leadership Summit
  2. 2. Software testing analysis & review April 25–30, 2010 Orlando, Florida Rosen Shingle Creek ToP Ten reaSonS To aTTend ConTenTS 1. Pick from dozens of learning options: tutorials, training classes, keynotes, concurrent sessions, bonus sessions, 4 Conference-at-a-Glance leadership Summit, and more! Build Your Own Conference! 2. get in-depth learning with the subjects of your choice with pre-conference training classes beginning on 6 Speaker Index Sunday and the highly popular half- and full-day 7 Networking and Special Events tutorials on Monday and Tuesday. 3. Network with hundreds of your peers to problem 8 Software Tester Certification Training solve, collaborate, and gain fresh ideas. 9 Using Visual Studio® Ultimate Training 4. Enjoy opportunities to meet with the speakers throughout the week. 10 24 In-Depth Tutorials 5. gather ideas that will help you communicate the value of testing to others in your organization. 16 5 Keynote Presentations 6. Visit the testing EXPo and explore the solutions that 18 35 Concurrent Sessions are right for you and your organization. 25 Attendee Reviews and Get Connected 7. Multiply your learning by bringing the team! groups of two or more save big. 26 Testing & Quality Leadership Summit 8. work toward internationally recognized certification with Software Tester Certification training Sunday- 28 Bonus Sessions Tuesday. 29 The EXPO, Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors 9. get inspired and motivated by keynote speakers who are top professionals in their industries. 30 Ways to Save 10. Engage with summit participants in thoughtful 31 Registration Details and Event Location discussions about leadership at the Testing & Quality leadership Summit. Who’S behind The ConFerenCe? Software Quality Engineering assists professionals interested in improving software practices. Five conferences are hosted annually—the STAR conference series, the Better Software Conference, and the Agile Development Practices series. Software Quality Engineering also delivers software training, publications, and www.sqe.com research. www.sqe.com Better Software magazine brings you the hands-on facts you need to run smarter projects and to deliver better products that win in the marketplace. www.betterSoftware.com StickyMinds.com is a complete online resource to help you produce better software. It offers original articles from industry experts, technical papers, industry news, a tools guide, forums, and much more. www.StickyMinds.com 2 C A l l 8 8 8 .268.8770 o R 904.278.0524 T o RE gISTER • www. SQE .CoM /S E R Eg
  3. 3. ConFerenCe SChedule Build your own conference—tutorials, training classes, keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, summit sessions, and more—packed with information covering the latest technologies, trends, and practices in software testing. Sunday Software Tester Certification—Foundation level Training (3 days) Using Visual Studio® 2010 Ultimate to Improve Software Quality (3 days) Bonus Session—Assessing Your Readiness for the ISTQB® Foundation Exam Monday – TueSday 24 In-depth half- and full-day tutorials WedneSday – ThurSday 5 Keynote Presentations 35 Concurrent Sessions The EXPo Special Events Bonus Sessions …and More! Friday Testing & Quality leadership Summit Add a fifth day to your conference event by attending the Testing & Quality leadership Summit Thursday evening and Friday. Join senior leaders from the industry to gain new perspectives and share ideas on today’s software testing issues. See page 26 for more information on the Testing & Quality leadership Summit. buy one geT Who Should aTTend? one halF oFF Software and test managers, QA managers register two people at the same and analysts, test practitioners and time and save half off the second engineers, IT directors, CTos, development registration. managers, developers, and all managers and professionals who are interested in The 50% savings will be taken off the lower of the two registration amounts. people, processes, and technologies to test and evaluate software intensive systems To take advantage of this offer, please call the Client Support Group at 888.268.8770 or 904.278.0524 or email them at sqeinfo@sqe.com and reference promo code BOGO. C A l l 8 8 8 . 2 6 8 . 8 7 7 0 o R 9 0 4 . 2 7 8 . 0 5 2 4 T o R E g I S T E R • w w w . S Q E . C o M / S E R E g 3
  4. 4. ConFerenCe-aT-a-glanCe Sunday, aPril 25 8:30 Software Tester Certification—Foundation level Training (3 days) (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) 8:30 using Visual Studio® 2010 Ultimate to improve Software Quality (3 days) (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) 8:30 bonus Session—assessing your readiness for the iSTQb® Foundation exam (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) 12:00 lunch (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.) Monday, aPril 26 8:30 Tutorial Sessions (8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) Monday Full day TuTorialS Monday Morning TuTorialS MA Fundamental Test Practices with STEP™: A Risk-based Process ME Becoming a Trusted Advisor to Senior Management Dale Perry, Software Quality Engineering Lloyd Roden, Grove Consultants MB Test Process Improvement with the TPI® Model MF The Craft of Bug Investigation neW Martin Pol and Ruud Teunissen, POLTEQ IT Services BV Jon Bach, Quardev, Inc. MC Becoming an Influential Test Team Leader MG Exploratory Software Testing Interactive Randy Rice, Rice Consulting Services Jonathan Kohl, Kohl Concepts, Inc. MD Key Test Design Techniques MH A Test Leader’s Guide to Going Agile neW Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering Bob Galen, iContact 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Tutorial Sessions (1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Monday Full day TuTorialS (ConTinued) Monday aFTernoon TuTorialS MA Fundamental Test Practices with STEP™: A Risk-based Process MI iscovery, Collaboration, and Learning: Essential D Dale Perry, Software Quality Engineering Tester Skills neW MB Test Process Improvement with the TPI® Model Mukesh Mulchandani and Krishna Iyer, ZenTEST Labs Martin Pol and Ruud Teunissen, POLTEQ IT Services BV MJ Testing Rich Internet Applications neW MC Becoming an Influential Test Team Leader Paco Hope, Cigital, Inc. Randy Rice, Rice Consulting Services MK Risk-based Testing: Focusing Your Scarce Resources MD Key Test Design Techniques Julie Gardiner, Grove Consultants Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering ML Measurement and Metrics for Test Managers Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering TueSday, aPril 27 8:30 Tutorial Sessions (8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) TueSday Full day TuTorialS TueSday Morning TuTorialS TA Test Automation: The Smart Way TE Finding Ambiguities in Requirements Dorothy Graham, Software Testing Consultant Richard Bender, BenderRBT, Inc. TB Essential Test Management and Planning TF Whittaker: On Testing Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering James Whittaker, Google TC Critical Thinking for Testers neW TG Exploratory Testing: Now in Session neW James Bach, Satisfice, Inc. Jon Bach, Quardev, Inc. TD Software Performance Testing: Planning, Executing, and Reporting TH Reliable Test Effort Estimation Dale Perry, Software Quality Engineering Ruud Teunissen, POLTEQ IT Services BV 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Tutorial Sessions (1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) TueSday Full day TuTorialS (ConTinued) TueSday aFTernoon TuTorialS TA Test Automation: The Smart Way TI Using Visual Models for Test Case Design neW Dorothy Graham, Software Testing Consultant Rob Sabourin, AmiBug.com TB Essential Test Management and Planning TJ Cause-Effect Graphing Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering Richard Bender, BenderRBT, Inc. TC Critical Thinking for Testers neW TK Planning Your Agile Testing: A Practical Guide neW James Bach, Satisfice, Inc. Janet Gregory, DragonFire, Inc. TD Software Performance Testing: Planning, Executing, and Reporting TL Making Test Automation Work in Agile Projects Dale Perry, Software Quality Engineering Lisa Crispin, ePlan Services, Inc. 4:30 Welcome Reception (4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) 5:30 Bonus Session—Speaking 101: Tips and Tricks (5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) 4 C A l l 8 8 8 . 2 6 8 . 8 7 7 0 o R 9 0 4 . 2 7 8 . 0 5 2 4 T o R E g I S T E R • w w w . S Q E . C o M / S E R E g
  5. 5. WedneSday, aPril 28 8:30 you Can’t Test Quality into your Systems — Jeff Payne, Coveros, Inc. 10:00 agile Testing: uncertainty, risk, and how it all Works — Elisabeth Hendrickson, Quality Tree Software, Inc. 11:00 Networking Break • Visit the EXPo (10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) Test Management Test Techniques Test automation The new Wave Special Topics 11:30 W The Myths of Rigor W Patterns of Testability W Using Test Automation W Testing AJAX: What Does It W The Many Hats of a Tester Frameworks Take? Adam Goucher, Consultant 1 James Bach, Satisfice, Inc. 2 Alan Myrvold, Microsoft 3 Andrew Pollner, 4 Joachim Herschmann, 5 ALP International Borland (a Micro Focus company) 12:30 lunch • Visit the EXPo • Meet the Speakers 1:45 W The Top Ten Challenges—or W Automated Test Case Generation W Test Automation Success: W Virtual Test Labs in the Cloud W Chartering the Course: Guiding 6 Opportunities—We Face Today 7 Using Classification Trees 8 Choosing the Right People and 9 Ravi Gururaj, 10 Exploratory Testing Lloyd Roden, Peter M. Kruse and Processes VMLogix Rob Sabourin, Grove Consultants Magdalena Luniak, Kiran Pyneni, AmiBug.com Berner & Mattner Aetna, Inc. Systemtechnik GmbH 3:00 W Service-driven Test W Meet “Ellen”: Improving W Automated Testing with Domain W Virtualizing Overutilized W The Elusive Tester-Developer 11 Management 12 Software Quality through 13 Specific Test Languages 14 Systems to Eliminate Testing 15 Ratio Martin Pol, Personas Martin Gijsen, Constraints Randy Rice, POLTEQ IT Services BV Euan Garden, DeAnalist.nl Rajeev Gupta, Rice Consulting Services Microsoft iTKO 4:00 Networking Break • Visit the EXPo (3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) 4:30 Stop guessing about how Customers use your Software — Alan Page, Microsoft 5:30 Reception in the EXPo Hall (5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) 6:30 Bonus Session: A Panel Discussion—The Reality of Testing (6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) ThurSday, aPril 29 8:30 The buccaneer Tester: Winning your reputation — James Bach, Satisfice, Inc. Test Management Test Techniques Performance Testing agile Testing Special Topics 9:45 T A Test Odyssey: Building a High T I Wouldn’t Have Seen It If I T Performance Testing T Implementing Agile Testing T How Google Tested Chrome 1 Performance, Distributed Team 2 Hadn’t Believed It: Confirmation 3 Throughout the Life Cycle 4 Robert Reff, 5 James Whittaker and the Matt Heusser, Socialtext Bias in Testing Chris Patterson, Thomson Reuters Google Chrome Test Team, Michael Bolton, Microsoft Google DevelopSense 10:45 Networking Break • Visit the EXPo, 10:30 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. 11:15 T Heuristics for Rapid Test T Test Environments: The T Performance Testing SQL-based T Avoid Failure with Acceptance T Creating Crucial Test 6 Management 7 Weakest Link in Your Testing 8 Applications 9 Test-driven Development 10 Conversations Jon Bach, Chain Alim Sharif, C.V. Narayanan, Bob Galen, Quardev, Inc. Julie Gardiner, Ultimate Software Sonata Software Limited iContact Grove Consultants 12:15 lunch • Visit the EXPo • Meet the Speakers Test Management Test Techniques Security Testing agile Testing Testing Mobile applications 1:30 T Proving Our Worth: Quantifying T Focusing Test Efforts with T Tour-based Testing: The T Enable Agile Testing through T Creating the Right Environment 11 the Value of Testing 12 System Usage Patterns 13 Hacker’s Landmark Tour 14 Continuous Integration 15 for Mobile Applications Testing Lee Copeland, Dan Craig, Rafal Los, Sean Stolberg, Nat Couture, Software Quality Engineering Coveros, Inc. Hewlett-Packard Pacific Northwest National Professional Quality Laboratory Assurance Ltd. 2:30 Networking Break • Visit the EXPo 3:00 T The Power of Risk T Keys to a Successful Beta T Web Security Testing with Ruby T Taming Bug Reports and T Crowdsourced Testing of Mobile 16 Erik Boelen, 17 Testing Program James Knowlton, 18 McAfee, Inc. 19 Defects: The Agile Way 20 Applications qa consult Rob Swoboda, Lisa Crispin, Doron Reuveni, HomeShore Solutions ePlan Services, Inc. uTest 4:15 lessons learned from 20,000 Testers on the open Source Mozilla Project — Tim Riley, Mozilla Corporation Friday, aPril 30 Testing & Quality leadership Summit Add a fifth day to your conference event and attend the Testing & Quality Leadership Summit Thursday evening and Friday. Join senior leaders from the industry to gain new perspectives and share ideas on today’s software testing issues. See page 26 for more information on the Testing & Quality Leadership Summit. C A l l 8 8 8 . 2 6 8 . 8 7 7 0 o R 9 0 4 . 2 7 8 . 0 5 2 4 T o R E g I S T E R • w w w . S Q E . C o M / S E R E g 5
  6. 6. conference speakers Program Chair Lee Copeland keynote speaker Tutorial speaker class speaker summit speaker Software Quality Engineering James Bach Jane Fraser Elisabeth Rafal Los Andrew Pollner Rob Swoboda Satisfice, Inc. Electronic Arts Hendrickson Hewlett-Packard ALP International HomeShore Quality Tree Solutions Software, Inc. Jon Bach Bob Galen Joachim Magdalena Luniak Kiran Pyneni Ruud Teunissen Quardev, Inc. iContact Herschmann Berner & Mattner Aetna, Inc. POLTEQ IT Services Borland (a Micro Systemtechnik BV Focus company) GmbH Richard Bender Euan Garden Matthew Heusser Mukesh Robert Reff James Whittaker BenderRBT, Inc. Microsoft Socialtext Mulchandani Thomson Reuters Google ZenTEST Labs Erik Boelen Julie Gardiner Paco Hope Alan Myrvold Doron Reuveni qa consult Grove Consultants Cigital, Inc. Microsoft uTest Michael Bolton Martin Gijsen Krishna Iyer C.V. Narayanan Randy Rice DevelopSense DeAnalist.nl ZenTEST Labs Sonata Software Rice Consulting Limited Services Goranka Bjedov Adam Goucher Andy Kaufman Alan Page Tim Riley Google Consultant Institute for Microsoft Mozilla Coporation Leadership Excellence & Development, Inc. Nat Couture Dorothy Graham James Knowlton Chris Patterson Lloyd Roden Professional Software Testing McAfee, Inc. Microsoft Grove Consultants Quality Consultant Assurance Ltd. Dan Craig Janet Gregory Jonathan Kohl Jeff Payne Rob Sabourin Coveros, Inc. DragonFire, Inc. Kohl Concepts, Inc. Coveros, Inc. AmiBug.com Rick Craig Rajeev Gupta Peter M. Kruse Dale Perry Alim Sharif Software Quality iTKO Berner & Mattner Software Quality Ultimate Software Engineering Systemtechnik Engineering GmbH Lisa Crispin Ravi Gururaj Miles Lewitt Martin Pol Sean Stolberg ePlan Services, Inc. VMLogix Intuit POLTEQ IT Services Pacific Northwest BV National Laboratory 6 C A l l 8 8 8 . 2 6 8 . 8 7 7 0 o R 9 0 4 . 2 7 8 . 0 5 2 4 T o R E g I S T E R • w w w . S Q E . C o M / S E R E g
  7. 7. neTWorking and SPeCial eVenTS Welcome reception Tuesday, April 27, 2010 • 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Kick off the STAREAST conference with a welcome reception! Mingle with experts and colleagues, and enjoy complimentary food and beverages. bookstore and Speaker book Signings Tuesday through Thursday, purchase popular industry books—many authored by STAREAST speakers—from BreakPoint Books. Authors are available for questions and book signings during session breaks and EXPo hours. eXPo reception Wednesday, April 28, 2010 • 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Network with peers at the EXPo reception and enjoy complimentary food and beverages. Be sure to play the Passport game for your chance to win great prizes! Meet the Speakers at lunch Wednesday, April 28 – Thursday, April 29, 2010 • During Lunch Meet with industry experts for open discussions in key areas of software testing. wednesday’s designated tables will be organized by topic of interest, and Thursday’s will be organized by your industry area. Come pose your toughest questions! STar Presenter one-on-one Offered Wednesday and Thursday STAREAST offers the unique opportunity to schedule a 15-minute, one- on-one session with a STAREAST presenter. our speakers have years of industry experience and are ready to share their insight with you. Bring your toughest challenge, your testing plans, or whatever’s on your mind. leave with fresh ideas on how to approach your testing challenges. You’ll have the chance to sign-up during the conference and get some free consulting! The Testing & Quality leadership Summit Friday, April 30, 2010 Join senior industry leaders in a highly interactive day focused on finding innovative ways to improve software quality and testing productivity. C A l l 8 8 8 . 2 6 8 . 8 7 7 0 o R 9 0 4 . 2 7 8 . 0 5 2 4 T o R E g I S T E R • w w w . S Q E . C o M / S E R E g 7
  8. 8. Combine in-depth training with your co Software Tester Certification—Foundation level Training Sunday, April 25 – Tuesday, April 27, 2010 • 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. get certified while you’re at STarEAST 2010! Are you looking for internationally recognized certification in software testing? Delivered by top experts in the testing industry, Software Tester Certification—Foundation level is an accredited training course, designed to help prepare you for the ISTQB™ Certified Tester—Foundation level exam. This certification program, accredited by the ISTQB™ through its network of National Boards, is the only internationally accepted certification for software testing. The ISTQB™, a non-proprietary and nonprofit organization, has granted more than 115,000 certifications in more than 46 countries around the world. This course is most appropriate for individuals who recently entered the testing field and those currently seeking ISTQB™ certification in software testing. In the Software Tester Certification—Foundation level Training you will learn: • Fundamentals of software testing—Concepts and context, risk analysis, goals, process, and psychology • Lifecycle testing—How testing relates to development, including models, verification and validation, and types of tests • Static testing—Reviews, inspections, and static tools • Test design techniques—Black-box test methods, white-box techniques, error guessing, and exploratory testing • Test management—Team organization, key roles and responsibilities, test strategy and planning, configuration management, defect classification and management • Testing tools—Tool selection, benefits, risks, and classifications register early—Space is limited! This course is conveniently located with the STAREAST conference. Register for the Software Tester Certification— Foundation level training for $1,995* or combine this training with your conference registration and SAVE an additional $500. Call the Client Support group at 888.268.8770 or 904.278.0524 or email sqeinfo@sqe.com for more information. *There is an additional $250 fee for the ISTQB™ exam. Build your week of learning to include Software Tester Certification—Foundation level Training and benefit from all STAREAST has to offer. Plus—if you stay through Friday, you can attend the Testing & Quality leadership Summit. Stay for three days or maximize your experience by attending the conference while you’re in orlando. See the week’s schedule below. sunday monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday keynote Presentations Concurrent Classes Testing & Software Tester Certification— networking eXPo Quality Foundation level Training bonus Sessions leadership Special events Summit …and More! about the Speaker Dawn Haynes is a Software Quality Specialist and Trainer for Security Innovation, Inc. She has more than eleven years of experience in manual, functional, and performance testing of software systems on both windows and UNIX platforms, and more than nine years of technical training experience, including course development and training management. Her career has included technical positions at companies like Xerox, IBM Rational Software, SoftBridge Microsystems, Ipswitch, Inc., John Hancock Mutual life Insurance Company, and New England Medical Center. She is a contributing author of the book Quality Web Systems: Performance, Security & Usability. Dawn holds a BSBA in MIS from Northeastern University. 8 C A l l 8 8 8 . 2 6 8 . 8 7 7 0 o R 9 0 4 . 2 7 8 . 0 5 2 4 T o R E g I S T E R • w w w . S Q E . C o M / S E R E g
  9. 9. onference and save an additional $500! Using Visual Studio® 2010 Ultimate to Improve Software Quality Sunday, April 25 – Tuesday, April 27, 2010 • 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Get Practical Experience with Visual Studio® 2010 Testing at STAREAST 2010! the tester training course provides students with the knowledge and skills to use the latest testing tools provided by Visual studio 2010® to improve their software quality. test case creation and management will be covered, as well as test execution and automation practices. Creating and managing virtual lab environments using Visual studio lab management 2010 will be discussed within the context of test planning and execution. By the end of the course, students are equipped begin planning the implementation of Visual studio 2010® for improving testing practices within their organizations. this course is currently taught using Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2010® Ultimate. Hands-on Experience with Visual Studio® 2010 Testing Tools this course provides hands-on experience with the detailed Visual studio 2010® testing functions and new features including: work item tracking, version control, automated tests, microsoft test manager 2010, and automated builds. in Using Visual Studio® 2010 Ultimate to improve software quality training you will: • explore the testing components of Visual studio® 2010 and how these are used to improve software quality • Understand integrated application lifecycle management (alm) and how Visual studio® 2010 aids the alm process • Understand the work management tools available in Visual studio® 2010 • explore the tester and test manager’s tasks in Visual studio® 2010 • Create test plans, and define configurations for testing • write and maintain test cases • execute tests and collect video captures and system information for filing rich bugs • Discover the purpose and value of a virtual lab environment Register Early—Space is Limited! this course is conveniently located with the starEAST conference. register for Using Visual Studio® 2010 Ultimate to improve software quality training for $1,995 or combine this training with your conference registration and saVe an additional $500. Call the Client support group at 888.268.8770 or 904.278.0524 or email sqeinfo@sqe.com for more information. Build your week of learning to include Using Visual Studio® 2010 Ultimate to improve software quality training and benefit from all starEAST has to offer. Plus—if you stay through Friday, you can attend the testing & quality leadership summit. stay for three days or maximize your experience by attending the conference while you’re in orlando. see the week’s schedule below. sunday monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday Keynote Presentations Concurrent Classes Testing & Using Visual Studio® 2010 Ultimate Networking EXPO Quality to Improve Software Quality Bonus Sessions Leadership Special Events Summit …and More! About the Speaker Chris menegay is a Principal Consultant for Notion solutions, inc. He has been helping clients develop business applications for more than ten years. Chris works with customers to help with team system adoption, deployment, customization and learning. in his role with Notion solutions, Chris has written team system training for microsoft that was used to train customers using the beta versions of team system. Chris holds his mCsD.Net & mCt certification and is a member of the microsoft south Central District Developer guidance Council. Chris is a team system mVP, a microsoft regional Director and a member of the iNeta speaker’s bureau. C a l l 8 8 8 . 2 6 8 . 8 7 7 0 o r 9 0 4 . 2 7 8 . 0 5 2 4 t o r e g i s t e r • w w w . s q e . C o m / s e r e g 9
  10. 10. TuTorialS Monday, APRIl 26, 8:30-4:30 (FUll DAY) MA Fundamental Test Practices with STeP™: with more than thirty years of experience a risk-based Process in information technology, Dale Perry has been a programmer/analyst, Dale Perry, Software Quality Engineering database administrator, project manager, development manager, tester, and test whether you are new to testing or looking for a better way to organize your test practices and manager. Dale’s project experience process, the Systematic Test and Evaluation Process (STEP™) offers a flexible approach to help includes large systems development and conversions, you and your team succeed. Dale Perry describes this risk-based framework—applicable to distributed systems, and online applications, both client/ any development lifecycle model—to help you make critical testing decisions earlier and with server and web-based. He has been a professional instructor for more than fifteen years and has presented more confidence. The STEP™ approach helps you decide how to focus your testing effort, at numerous industry conferences on development and what elements and areas to test, and how to organize test designs and documentation. learn testing. with Software Quality Engineering for thirteen the fundamentals of test analysis and how to develop an inventory of test objectives to help years, Dale has specialized in training and consulting on prioritize your testing efforts. Find out how to translate these objectives into a concrete strategy testing, inspections and reviews, and other testing and quality related topics. for designing and developing tests. with a prioritized inventory and focused test architecture, you will be able to create test cases, execute the resulting tests, and accurately report on the effectiveness of your testing. Take back a proven approach to organize your testing efforts and new ways to add more value to your project and organization. MB Test Process improvement with the Martin Pol has played An international TPi® Model a significant role in helping to raise the test consultant at PolTEQ IT Martin Pol and Ruud Teunissen, POLTEQ IT Services BV awareness and improve Services BV, Ruud the performance of Teunissen has what is the maturity of your testing process? How do you compare to other testing worldwide. performed several organizations and to industry standards? To find out, join Martin Pol and Martin provides international testing test functions in a large number of IT Ruud Teunissen for an introduction to the Test Process Improvement (TPI®) consulting services through PolTEQ projects: tester, test specialist, test model, an industry standard for testing maturity assessments. Although many IT Services BV. He’s gained experience consultant, and test manager. He by managing testing processes and participated in the development of organizations want to improve testing, they lack the foundation required for implementing and improving structured the structured testing methodology success. Improving your testing requires three things: (1) understanding key testing in many organizations around TMap®—Test Management Approach. test process areas, (2) knowing your current position in each of these areas, the world. A co-author of Test Process Together with Martin Pol and Erik and (3) having the tools and skills to implement needed improvements. Improvement, a classic text on models van Veenendaal, Ruud is co-author of for improving testing, Martin has several books on structured testing, Rather than guessing at what to do, begin with the TPI® model as your developed approaches to successfully including Software Testing: A Guide guide. Using examples of real world TPI® assessments they have performed, manage test outsourcing services. to the TMap® Approach. Martin and Ruud describe a practical assessment approach that is suitable for both smaller, informal organizations and larger, formal companies. Take back valuable references, templates, examples, and web links to start your improvement program. TPI® is a registered trademark of Sogeti USA LLC. MC becoming an influential Test Team leader A leading author, speaker, and consultant Randy Rice, Rice Consulting Services with more than thirty years of experience in the field of software testing and Have you been thrust into the role of test team leader? Are you in this role now and want to software quality, Randy Rice has worked hone your leadership skills? Test team leadership has many unique challenges, and many test with organizations worldwide to improve team leaders—especially new ones—find themselves ill-equipped to deal with the problems the quality of their information systems and optimize their testing processes. He is co-author with they face. The test team leader must motivate and support the team while keeping testing on william E. Perry of Surviving the Top Ten Challenges of track, within time and budget constraints. Randy Rice focuses on how you can grow as a leader, Software Testing. Randy is an officer of the American influence your team and those around you, and positively impact those outside your team. Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB). Founder, learn how to become a person of influence, deal with interpersonal issues, and help your team principal consultant, and trainer at Rice Consulting Services, Randy can be contacted at www.riceconsulting. build their skills and value to the team and the organization. Discover how to communicate com where he publishes articles, newsletters, and other your team’s value to management, how to stand firm when asked to compromise principles, content about software testing and software quality. Visit and how to learn from your successes and failures. Develop your own action plan to become an Randy’s blog at randallrice.blogspot.com. influential test team leader. MD key Test design Techniques Lee Copeland has more than thirty-five Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering years of experience as a consultant, instructor, author, and information All testers know that we can identify many more test cases than we will ever have time to design systems professional. He has held a and execute. The major problem in testing is choosing a small, “smart” subset from the almost number of technical and managerial infinite number of possibilities available. Join lee Copeland to discover how to design test cases positions with commercial and non-profit organizations in the areas of applications development, using formal black-box techniques, including equivalence class and boundary value testing, software testing, and software development process decision tables, state-transition diagrams, and all-pairs testing. Explore white-box techniques improvement. lee frequently speaks at software with their associated coverage metrics. Evaluate more informal approaches, such as random conferences both in the US and internationally and and hunch-based testing, and learn the importance of using exploratory testing to enhance currently serves as Program Chair for the Better Software conference, the STAR testing conferences, and Software your testing ability. Choose the right test case design approaches for your projects. Use the test Quality Engineering’s Agile Development Practices results to evaluate the quality of both your products and your test designs. conference. lee is the author of A Practitioner’s Guide to Software Test Design, a compendium of the most effective methods of test case design. 10 C A l l 8 8 8 . 2 6 8 . 8 7 7 0 o R 9 0 4 . 2 7 8 . 0 5 2 4 T o R E g I S T E R • w w w . S Q E . C o M / S E R E g
  11. 11. TuTorialS Monday, APRIl 26, 8:30-12:00 (HAlF DAY - AM) ME becoming a Trusted advisor to Senior Management with more than twenty-five years in Lloyd Roden, Grove Consultants the software industry, Lloyd Roden has worked as a developer, managed an Testing generates a huge amount of raw data, which must be analyzed, processed, summarized, independent test group within a software and presented to management so that effective decisions can be made quickly. As a test house, and joined UK-based grove Consultants in 1999. lloyd has been a manager or tester, how can you present information about your test results so that decision- speaker at STAREAST, STARWEST, EuroSTAR, AsiaSTAR, makers receive the correct message? Using his experiences as a test manager and consultant, Software Test Automation, Test Congress, and Unicom lloyd Roden shares ways to communicate with and disseminate information to management. conferences as well as Special Interest groups in software Develop your skills so you become a “trusted advisor” to senior management rather than the testing in several countries. He was Program Chair for classic “bearer of bad news.” Discover innovative ways to keep the information flowing to and both the tenth and eleventh EuroSTAR conferences. from management and avoid losing control of the test process, particularly near the delivery date. learn how to deal effectively with various controversies that often prevent senior managers from taking you seriously. MF The Craft of bug investigation neW Currently a managing consultant for Jon Bach, Quardev, Inc. Seattle-based test lab Quardev, Inc., Jon Bach has been in testing for Although many training classes and conference presentations describe processes and fourteen years, twelve as a manager. His techniques meant to help you find bugs, few explain what to do when you find a good one. experience includes managing teams How do you know what the underlying problem is? what do you do when you find a bug, and at Microsoft, HP, and lexisNexis. The co-inventor (with his brother James) of Session-Based the developer wants you to provide more information? How do you reproduce those pesky, Test Management, Jon frequently speaks about test intermittent bugs that come in from customer land? In this hands-on class, Jon Bach helps management and exploratory testing. Jon is co-author of you practice your investigation and analysis skills—questioning, conjecturing, branching, and Microsoft’s Patterns and Practices book on acceptance backtracking. For those of you who have ever had to tell the story about the big bug that got testing (freely available online) and has written articles for testing magazines. Find him on Facebook, Twitter, or his away, Jon offers up new techniques that may trap it next time so you can earn more credibility, many presentations, articles, and his blog at respect, and accolades from stakeholders. Because collaboration and participation are http://jonbox.wordpress.com/ encouraged in this class, bring your mental tester toolkit, tester’s notebook, and an open mind. Laptop required Laptop required. MG exploratory Software Testing interactive Jonathan Kohl is the founder and Jonathan Kohl, Kohl Concepts, Inc. principal software testing consultant with Kohl Concepts, Inc., based in Calgary, Exploratory testing is an approach to testing that emphasizes the freedom and responsibility Alberta, Canada. A noted testing thinker, of the tester to continually optimize the value of his work. It is the process of three mutually Jonathan is recognized as a leader in supportive activities performed in parallel—learning, test design, and test execution. with skill the exploratory testing community. He is a popular author and speaker who believes that testing and practice, exploratory testers typically uncover considerably more problems than when the is a challenging, intellectual craft. Jonathan’s blog on same amount of effort is spent on scripted testing. All testers conduct exploratory testing in software development and testing issues is one of the one way or another, but few know how to do it systematically to obtain the greatest benefits. most often-read testing blogs in the industry. Jonathan Even fewer testers can articulate the process. Jonathan Kohl describes specific heuristics and is also a regular contributor to Better Software magazine, as an author. techniques of exploratory testing to help you get the most from this highly productive approach. Jonathan focuses on the skills and dynamics of exploratory testing itself and how it can be combined with scripted approaches. Laptop required Laptop required. This is a hands-on course. A laptop—preferably with Microsoft Windows capability—is required for some of the exercises. MH a Test leader’s guide to going agile neW Bob Galen is the director of R&D at Bob Galen, iContact iContact and president of RgCg, llC., a North Carolina-based firm specializing Much of the work of moving traditional test teams toward agile methods is focused on the in strategy development, coaching, and individual tester and agile methods. often, the roles of test director, test manager, test team training teams making the shift to Scrum and other agile practices. Bob regularly leader, and test-centric project manager are marginalized—but not in this workshop where we’ll speaks at international conferences and professional focus on agile testing from the test leader’s perspective. Join experienced agile test leader and groups on topics related to software development, long-time coach Bob galen to explore the central leadership challenges associated with agile project management, software testing, and team adoption: how to transform your team’s skills toward agile practices, how to hire agile testers, leadership. He is a Certified Scrum Master Practicing (CSP), Certified Scrum Product owner (CSPo), and an how to create a “whole-team” view toward quality by focusing on executable requirements, and active member of the Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance. how to create powerful done-ness criteria. Beyond the tactical leadership issues, Bob explores In 2009, he published Scrum Product Ownership– strategies for becoming a partner in agile adoption pilot projects, changes to test automation Balancing Value from the Inside Out, which addresses strategies, and how to reinvent your traditional planning and metrics for more agile-centric the gap in guidance toward effective agile product management. You can reach Bob at bob@rgalen.com or approaches that engage stakeholders. www.rgalen.com. C A l l 8 8 8 . 2 6 8 . 8 7 7 0 o R 9 0 4 . 2 7 8 . 0 5 2 4 T o R E g I S T E R • w w w . S Q E . C o M / S E R E g 11
  12. 12. TuTorialS Monday, APRIl 26, 1:00-4:30 (HAlF DAY - PM) MI discovery, Collaboration, and learning: CTo of ZenTEST labs, CEo of ZenTEST labs, Krishna essential Tester Skills neW Mukesh Mulchandani is the architect behind the Iyer is a young Mukesh Mulchandani and Krishna Iyer, ZenTEST Labs organization’s various entrepreneur, a testing solutions and is prolific speaker, Today, focusing solely on testers’ domain knowledge and technical responsible for establishing and author. Prior to excellence is not enough. From their experiences training more than ZenTEST labs as a key player in the ZenTEST labs, Krishna was a quality 2,000 testers, Mukesh Mulchandani and Krishna Iyer describe non- software-testing domain. He has eight manager at Kanbay where he worked technical skills they have found essential to hone the mind of the years of experience in the information with clients such as CitiFinancial, technology industry, most spent in the HSBC, IBM, and gE. Krishna shapes tester—collaboration, discovery, and learning. Join Mukesh and Krishna banking and financial services sector. Before ZenTEST labs’s strategy using his to explore ways to collaborate effectively with others in your organization, joining ZenTEST labs, Mukesh worked with financial background, improves its improve your innate discovery skills, and unleash the higher productivity Kanbay, Capgemini Consulting, and Fortune operations using his rich IT and inside you and your test team. Their focus is on developing your thinking 500 clients. He has played a major role in process consulting experience, designing functional automation processes and transforms its culture using his skills, becoming an effective human engineer, and doing better discovery at the organizational level. A Certified expertise as a behavioral trainer. He during your everyday tasks. learn some of the latest research in cognitive Software Test Engineer and a Certified is a chartered accountant and holds thinking that can be applied to testing and participate in exercises that Product Consultant for winRunner and QTP, international certifications in software testers and test managers can take back to teach these skills to other Mukesh is a regular presenter at STARWEST quality. Krishna is a regular presenter and STAREAST. Contact Mukesh at at testing and quality conferences testers in your organization. including STARWEST and STAREAST. mukesh@zentestlabs.com. MJ Testing rich internet applications neW A technical manager with Cigital, Paco Hope, Cigital, Inc. Inc., Paco Hope has twelve years of experience in application security at the Rich Internet applications (RIAs) use technologies such as AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript software and operating system level. He and XMl), Flex (based on Flash), and Microsoft’s Silverlight to deliver web applications. has focused on analyzing the security of These technologies allow a web-based application to look and feel much like a desktop or web-based applications and embedded systems—online gaming, lottery systems, cell phones, client/server system. However, RIAs pose unique testing challenges because so much of the casino gaming devices, and smart cards. He is a frequent application’s logic runs inside the web browser. To thoroughly test RIAs, you need to understand speaker on software security, security testing, and the technology, adopt unique testing approaches, and employ special testing tools. Paco Hope web application security. Paco is co-author of the Web introduces dynamic HTMl, JSoN, and the core technologies that make RIAs possible. Then, Security Testing Cookbook and is a subject matter expert for the Certified Secure Software lifecycle Professional he explores the approaches required to adequately test these applications—from the outside- (CSSlP) certification. in and the inside-out. Examine an AJAX application and uncover different test strategies while discovering the trade-offs of different testing tools—some open source and some commercial— to interactively and automatically test RIAs. MK risk-based Testing: Focusing your Scarce resources In the IT industry for nearly twenty Julie Gardiner, Grove Consultants years, Julie Gardiner has spent time as an analyst programmer, oracle Risks are endemic in every phase of every project. one key to project success is to identify, DBA, and project manager. She has understand, and manage these risks effectively. However, risk management is not the sole first-hand experience as a test analyst, test team leader, test consultant, domain of the project manager, particularly with regard to product quality. It is here that and test manager. At UK-based grove Consultants, the effective tester can significantly influence the project outcome. Julie gardiner explains Julie provides consultancy and training in all aspects how risk-based testing can shape the quality of the delivered product in spite of such time of testing, specializing in risk-based testing, agile constraints. Join Julie as she reveals how you can apply product risk management to a variety of testing, test management, and people issues. She is a organizational, technological, project, and skills challenges. Through interactive exercises, you certified ScrumMaster. Julie won best presentation at STAREAST; best presentation at BCS SIgiST; and best will get practical advice on how to apply risk management techniques throughout the testing tutorial at EuroSTAR. She has been a keynote speaker at lifecycle—from planning through execution and reporting. Take back a practical process and the STARWEST, Innovate Test Management, and STANZ. tools you need to apply risk analysis to testing in your organization. ML Measurement and Metrics for Test Managers A consultant, lecturer, author, and Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering test manager, Rick Craig has led numerous teams of testers on both To be most effective, test managers must develop and use metrics to help direct the testing large and small projects. In his twenty- effort and make informed recommendations about the software’s release readiness and five years of consulting worldwide, associated risks. Because one important testing activity is to “measure” the quality of the Rick has advised and supported a diverse group of organizations on many testing and test software, test managers must measure the results of both the development and testing management issues. From large insurance providers processes. Collecting, analyzing, and using metrics are complicated because many developers and telecommunications companies to smaller software and testers are concerned that the metrics will be used against them. Join Rick Craig as services companies, he has mentored senior software he addresses common metrics—measures of product quality, defect removal efficiency, managers and helped test teams improve their effectiveness. Rick is co-author of Systematic Software defect density, defect arrival rate, and testing status. learn the guidelines for developing a Testing and is a frequent speaker at testing conferences, test measurement program, rules of thumb for collecting data, and ways to avoid “metrics including every STAR conference since its inception. dysfunction.” Rick identifies several metrics paradigms, including goal-Question-Metric, and discusses the pros and cons of each. Participants are urged to bring their metrics problems and issues for use as discussion points. 12 C A l l 8 8 8 . 2 6 8 . 8 7 7 0 o R 9 0 4 . 2 7 8 . 0 5 2 4 T o R E g I S T E R • w w w . S Q E . C o M / S E R E g
  13. 13. TuTorialS TueSday, APRIl 27, 8:30-4:30 (FUll DAY) TA Test automation: The Smart Way Dorothy Graham has been in testing for Dorothy Graham, Software Testing Consultant more than thirty years and is co-author of Software Inspection, Software Many organizations never achieve the significant benefits that are promised from automated Test Automation, and Foundations test execution tools. what are the secrets to test automation success? There are no secrets, of Software Testing. She helped start testing qualifications in the UK. Dorothy but the paths to success are not commonly understood. Dorothy graham describes the holds the European Excellence Award in Software most important automation issues that you must address, both management and technical, Testing and was Programme Chair for EuroSTAR in 1993 and helps you understand and choose the smartest approaches for your organization—no and 2009. matter which automation tools you use. If you don’t begin with legitimate objectives for your automation, you will set yourself up for failure later. For example, if “find more bugs” is your goal, automating regression tests will not achieve it. Even objectives that seem sensible, such as “run tests overnight” or “automate x% of tests,” can be counterproductive. Join Dorothy to learn how to assess your current automation maturity, identify achievable and realistic objectives for automation, build testware architecture for future scalability, and devise an effective automation strategy. TB essential Test Management and Planning A consultant, lecturer, author, and Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering test manager, Rick Craig has led numerous teams of testers on both The key to successful testing is effective and timely planning. Rick Craig introduces proven large and small projects. In his twenty- test planning methods and techniques, including the Master Test Plan and level-specific test five years of consulting worldwide, Rick has advised and supported a plans for acceptance, system, integration, and unit testing. Rick explains how to customize an diverse group of organizations on many testing and test IEEE-829-style test plan and test summary report to fit your organization’s needs. learn how management issues. From large insurance providers to manage test activities, estimate test efforts, and achieve buy-in. Discover a practical risk and telecommunications companies to smaller software analysis technique to prioritize your testing and become more effective with limited resources. services companies, he has mentored senior software Rick offers test measurement and reporting recommendations for monitoring the testing managers and helped test teams improve their effectiveness. Rick is co-author of Systematic Software process. Discover new methods and develop renewed energy for taking test management to Testing and is a frequent speaker at testing conferences, the next level in your organization. including every STAR conference since its inception. TC Critical Thinking for Testers neW James Bach is founder and principal James Bach, Satisfice, Inc. consultant of Satisfice, Inc., a software testing and quality assurance company. Critical thinking is the kind of thinking that specifically looks for problems and mistakes. Regular In the eighties, James cut his teeth as a people don’t do a lot of it. However, if you want to be a great tester, you need to be a great programmer, tester, and SQA manager critical thinker, too. Critically thinking testers save projects from dangerous assumptions and in Silicon Valley in the world of market- driven software development. For ten years, he has ultimately from disasters. The good news is that critical thinking is not just innate intelligence traveled the world teaching rapid software testing skills or a talent—it’s a learnable and improvable skill you can master. James Bach shares the specific and serving as an expert witness on court cases involving techniques and heuristics of critical thinking and presents realistic testing puzzles that help you software testing. James is the author of Lessons Learned practice and increase your thinking skills. Critical thinking begins with just three questions—Huh? in Software Testing and the recently published Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: How Self-Education and the Pursuit Really? and So?—that kick start your brain to analyze specifications, risks, causes, effects, project of Passion Can Lead to a Lifetime of Success. plans, and anything else that puzzles you. Join this interactive, hands-on session and practice your critical thinking skills. Study and analyze product behaviors and experience new ways to identify, isolate, and characterize bugs. TD Software Performance Testing: Planning, executing, and with more than thirty years of experience reporting in information technology, Dale Perry has been a programmer/analyst, Dale Perry, Software Quality Engineering database administrator, project manager, development manager, tester, and test what does it take to properly plan, implement, and report the results of a performance test? manager. Dale’s project experience what factors need to be considered? what is your performance test tool telling you? Do you includes large systems development and conversions, really need a performance test? Is it worth the cost? These questions plague all performance distributed systems, and online applications, both client/ testers. In addition, many performance tests do not appear to be worth the time it takes to run server and web-based. He has been a professional instructor for more than fifteen years and has presented them, and the results never seem to resemble—yet alone predict—production system behavior. at numerous industry conferences on development and Performance tests are some of the most difficult tests to create and run, and most organizations testing. with Software Quality Engineering for thirteen don’t fully appreciate the time and effort required to properly perform them. Dale Perry years, Dale has specialized in training and consulting on discusses the key issues and realities of performance testing—what can and cannot be done testing, inspections and reviews, and other testing and quality related topics. with a performance test, what is required to do a performance test, and how to present what the test “really” tells you. C A l l 8 8 8 . 2 6 8 . 8 7 7 0 o R 9 0 4 . 2 7 8 . 0 5 2 4 T o R E g I S T E R • w w w . S Q E . C o M / S E R E g 13
  14. 14. TuTorialS TueSday, APRIl 27, 8:30-12:00 (HAlF DAY - AM) TE Finding ambiguities in requirements Richard Bender has more than forty Richard Bender, BenderRBT, Inc. years experience in software with a primary focus on quality assurance and Through the years, studies have shown that poor requirements are one of the most significant testing. He has consulted internationally contributors to project failure—and that half of all defects have their origin in bad requirements. to large and small corporations, government agencies, and the military. we know that the earlier a defect is found, the cheaper it is to fix. our experience tells us that He has been involved in establishing industry standards if specifications are ambiguous, there is nearly a 100% chance that there will be one or more for software quality, serving as the Technical lead for defects in the corresponding code. Richard Bender explains how to review specifications quickly the International Y2K Test Certification Standards and and quantitatively to identify what is unclear about them. learn how your feedback can lead assisting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in defining their Software Quality guidelines. He was one of to early defect detection and future defect avoidance. Discover how applying these review the first programmers ever awarded IBM’s outstanding techniques can reduce the ambiguity rate by 95% on subsequent specifications and how that Invention Award. This was for his breakthroughs on code- translates into a significant reduction in the number of defects in the code even before testing based testing. begins. Join Richard to learn how this process also can be applied to design specifications, user manuals, training materials, and online help, as well as agreements and contracts ensuring clarity of communications. TF Whittaker: on Testing James Whittaker has spent his career in software testing. He was an early James Whittaker, Google thought leader in model-based testing Here is your chance to enjoy an educational and entertaining session with expert tester, teacher, where his Ph.D. dissertation became a and author James whittaker as he discusses the testing topics that are challenging test managers standard reference on the subject. while a professor at the Florida Institute of and testers everywhere. James is a master of hot topics and reads the industry tea leaves for Technology, James founded the world’s largest academic new trends and technologies that will stand the test of time. Topics will include discussions on software testing research center and helped make testing insourcing vs. outsourcing vs. crowdsourcing, manual vs. automated testing, and developer vs. a degree track for undergraduates. while at FIT, he wrote tester as the owners of quality. James also expounds on technical topics, including exploratory How to Break Software and the series follow-ups How to Break Software Security (with Hugh Thompson), and How testing techniques, test automation, and less technical topics like managing your testing career, to Break Web Software (with Mike Andrews). As a software becoming a better tester, and making your organization more quality focused. Although James architect at Microsoft, James transformed many of his has prepared material based on these testing topics, the real value of this session is engaging testing ideas into tools and techniques for developers in a conversation that will take your understanding to the next level. This could be a unique and testers, and wrote the book Exploratory Software Testing. He is currently the Test Engineering Director for opportunity to impact your career and help your organization achieve its goals. the Kirkland and Seattle offices of google where he’s busy forging a future in which software just works. TG exploratory Testing: now in Session neW Currently a managing consultant for Seattle-based test lab Quardev, Inc., Jon Bach, Quardev, Inc. Jon Bach has been in testing for The nature of exploration, coupled with the ability of testers to rapidly apply their skills and fourteen years, twelve as a manager. His experience, make exploratory testing a widely used test approach—especially when time is experience includes managing teams at Microsoft, HP, and lexisNexis. The short. Unfortunately, exploratory testing is often dismissed by project managers who assume co-inventor (with his brother James) of Session-Based that it is not reproducible, measurable, or accountable. If you have these concerns, you may Test Management, Jon frequently speaks about test find a solution in a technique called Session-Based Test Management (SBTM), developed by Jon management and exploratory testing. Jon is co-author of Bach and his brother James to specifically address these issues. In SBTM, testers are assigned Microsoft’s Patterns and Practices book on acceptance testing (freely available online) and has written articles for areas of a product to explore, and testing is time-boxed in “sessions” that have mission testing magazines. Find him on Facebook, Twitter, or his statements called “charters” to create a meaningful and countable unit of work. Jon discusses— many presentations, articles, and his blog at and you practice—the skills of exploration using the SBTM approach. Jon demonstrates a freely http://jonbox.wordpress.com available, open source tool to help manage your exploration and prepares you to implement SBTM in your test organization. Laptop required Laptop required. TH reliable Test effort estimation An international test consultant at Ruud Teunissen, POLTEQ IT Services BV PolTEQ IT Services BV, Ruud Teunissen has performed several test functions in How do you estimate your test effort? And how reliable is that estimate? Ruud Teunissen a large number of IT projects: tester, presents a practical and useful test estimation technique related directly to the maturity of test specialist, test consultant, and your test and development process. A reliable effort estimation approach requires five basic test manager. He participated in the development of the structured testing methodology elements: (1) Strategy – Determine what to test (performance, functionality, etc.) and how TMap®—Test Management Approach. Together with thoroughly it must be tested. (2) Size – Yes, it does matter—not only the size of the system Martin Pol and Erik van Veenendaal, Ruud is co-author of but also the scope of your tests. (3) Expected Quality – what factors have been established several books on structured testing, including Software to define quality? (4) Infrastructure and Tools – Define how fast you can test. without the Testing: A Guide to the TMap® Approach. proper organizational support and the necessary tools, you’ll need time you may not have. (5) Productivity – How experienced and efficient is your team? Join Ruud to improve your test estimations and achieve more realistic goal setting and test strategies. 14 C A l l 8 8 8 . 2 6 8 . 8 7 7 0 o R 9 0 4 . 2 7 8 . 0 5 2 4 T o R E g I S T E R • w w w . S Q E . C o M / S E R E g

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