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Worldwide Testing - Join the crowd

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March 17, 2010 …

March 17, 2010
The presentation I gave at the Swiss Testing Day 2010 in Zürich, Switzerlnd.

Published in: Business, Technology, Education

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  • 1. Ewald Roodenrijs Worldwide Testing: Join the Crowd
  • 2. Program — What is crowdtesting? — What are the benefits of crowdtesting? — What can crowdtesting do? — Options for service providers — How to implement for crowdtesting?
  • 3. Remarkable things Technology changed the world — Borders have disappeared — Everyone is connected to one other — Interaction takes place in different ways The world has changed with internet, but software testing hasn’t changed that much... Now problems with the testing of — Multiple devices — Third party updates — Getting specialists — Languages
  • 4. Crowdsourcing + testing = Crowdtesting
  • 5. What is crowdtesting? — Use of crowdsourcing on testing — New phenomenon — Substitute to traditional testing — Focus on acceptance The use of an (un)known crowd of people and knowledge when testing software applications or systems ‘ ’
  • 6. Key benefits
  • 7. Build a crowd Knowledge/Performance — Specialty (security, usability, ...) — Beginner vs. Expert — Novice vs. User Background Language Independent blood Mirror real world
  • 8. The crowd can help us — Crowdtesting can complement in-house resources at a practical, tactical level — Crowdtesting enables to tap into the creativity and diversity of a global community of skilled professionals
  • 9. Reasons for crowdtesting
  • 10. Applications Lots of feedback No sensitive data or functionality Multi-platform software Large end-to-end systems Games Beta software Load & performance testing Mobile software
  • 11. Control the crowd
  • 12. Costs control No long term contracts — Add or reduce resources when needed — No initial investment
  • 13. What makes test service providers special — Companies have their own test methodologies — Companies know their clients and the requirements they have for testing — Companies have test experts that know everything about the right test strategy and test coverage — Companies have years of experience
  • 14. Opportunities service provider
  • 15. Shopping list A crowd Crowd build-up — Experts — Novice — Specialists — (Potential) users Portion software Questionairre Testing environment
  • 16. Examples
  • 17. Conclusion

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