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Worldwide Testing - Join the crowd



March 17, 2010

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



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Worldwide Testing - Join the crowd Worldwide Testing - Join the crowd Presentation Transcript

  • Ewald Roodenrijs Worldwide Testing: Join the Crowd
  • Program
        • What is crowdtesting?
        • What are the benefits of crowdtesting?
        • What can crowdtesting do?
        • Options for service providers
        • How to implement for crowdtesting?
  • 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
  • Crowdsourcing + testing = Crowdtesting
  • 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 ‘ ’
  • Key benefits
  • Build a crowd
    • Knowledge/Performance
        • Specialty (security, usability, ...)
        • Beginner vs. Expert
        • Novice vs. User
    • Background
    • Language
    • Independent blood
    • Mirror real world
  • 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
  • Reasons for crowdtesting
  • 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
  • Control the crowd
  • Costs control
    • No long term contracts
        • Add or reduce resources when needed
        • No initial investment
  • 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
  • Opportunities service provider
  • Shopping list
    • A crowd
    • Crowd build-up
        • Experts
        • Novice
        • Specialists
        • (Potential) users
    • Portion software
    • Questionairre
    • Testing environment
  • Examples
  • Conclusion