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www.excointouch.com
Andy Glover
EuroSTAR 2013
KANBAN STYLE
TEST SCRIPT-FREE VALIDATION IN
A REGULATED ENVIRONMENT:
@esconfs #esconfs
Agenda
History
Mentality
Ideas
Case Study
History
Pitfalls
Ideas Freedom
@esconfs #esconfs
Go to Jail
@esconfs #esconfs
Do you expect better testing practices
in a heavily regulated environment?
Question for the audience
@esconfs #esconfs
Different Test Phases
A formal process V. An informal process
• Formal test process near the end of the ...
@esconfs #esconfs
Reality: Informal Test Process
 Hard to describe
 Not managed
 Seems random at times
@esconfs #esconfs
Reality: Formal Test Process
• Test Plan
– Test Scripts
• Traceability Matrix
– Test Report
– Issue Logs...
@esconfs #esconfs
Agenda
History
Mentality
Ideas
Case Study
History
Pitfalls
Ideas Freedom
@esconfs #esconfs
What’s the problem
Testers mind-set:
Pass an audit!
@esconfs #esconfs
Tester’s Mind Set
@esconfs #esconfs
Ideas, Suggestions
History
Mentality
Ideas
Case Study
History
Pitfalls
Ideas Freedom
@esconfs #esconfs
Every project is different
 FDA do not mandate a test approach or techniques
 Every software developme...
@esconfs #esconfs
Manage all the testing
 Manage the informal testing
 Manage the testing in sessions
 Add Variety
 No...
@esconfs #esconfs
Don’t settle down
• Good testing is hard
• Software Development (and testing) is
new(ish)
@esconfs #esconfs
Learn
Learning doesn’t stop at the end of conferences [or webinars]
Learn from other testers in the same...
@esconfs #esconfs
It’s all about the evidence
Highly detailed test scripts are common in the industry
@esconfs #esconfs
It’s all about the evidence
“Abundant, quality evidence mitigates your other problems”
- Griffin Jones 2...
@esconfs #esconfs
Video example??
@esconfs #esconfs
Merge the [testing] phases
Agile
Working software over
comprehensive documentation
@esconfs #esconfs
Automation
• Automate as you go within the sprint
• Automate only what needs automating
– Focus on check...
@esconfs #esconfs
Kanban… or is it ATDD?
History
Mentality
Ideas
Case Study
History
Pitfalls
Ideas Freedom
@esconfs #esconfs
Put your hands up
Admit you do Requirements Based Testing
- i.e. Checking every specification item
From ...
@esconfs #esconfs
OLD PROCESS
@esconfs #esconfs
NEW AND AMAZINGLY AWESOME PROCESS
@esconfs #esconfs
NEW AND AMAZINGLY AWESOME PROCESS
@esconfs #esconfs
WHO OWNS QUALITY?
@esconfs #esconfs
SOAP OPERA TESTING
@esconfs #esconfs
SOAP OPERA TESTING
@esconfs #esconfs
Summary
Highly regulated environments can develop and learn from
other industries
Suggestions on new pro...
THANK YOU
www.excointouch.com
Andy Glover
Head of Testing at Exco InTouch
Andy.glover@excointouch.com
Software Testing com...
www.excointouch.com
EXCO INTOUCH
Our mission is to improve clinical and healthcare
outcomes through simple, effective and ...
@esconfs #esconfs
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'Test script-free validation in a regulated environment: Kanban Style' with Andy glover webinar

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Software development and testing practices have gone through a revolution since Agile came into the scene. Buzz words such as scrum, user stories, Kanban, lean and test driven development are all the rage now. Many of these Agile practices have shown to improve the overall quality of the software yet it can be very hard to implement them in a heavily regulated environment.



This presentation will discuss an experience in applying a lean and just in time test approach while working in the Pharmaceutical Industry where detailed test documentation and providing evidence of the testing are mandatory requirements from clients.



By taking principles from Acceptance Test Driven Development and Kanban techniques, the presentation will show how producing a detailed requirement specification can drive the test execution without the need for detailed test scripts. By automatically generating traceable test evidence using video recording tools, the tester can save time on documentation and invest the time saved on performing further testing.

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'Test script-free validation in a regulated environment: Kanban Style' with Andy glover webinar

  1. 1. www.excointouch.com Andy Glover EuroSTAR 2013 KANBAN STYLE TEST SCRIPT-FREE VALIDATION IN A REGULATED ENVIRONMENT:
  2. 2. @esconfs #esconfs Agenda History Mentality Ideas Case Study History Pitfalls Ideas Freedom
  3. 3. @esconfs #esconfs Go to Jail
  4. 4. @esconfs #esconfs Do you expect better testing practices in a heavily regulated environment? Question for the audience
  5. 5. @esconfs #esconfs Different Test Phases A formal process V. An informal process • Formal test process near the end of the project. Highly detailed and rigid process. • Informal test process throughout project. Flexible, low detail.
  6. 6. @esconfs #esconfs Reality: Informal Test Process  Hard to describe  Not managed  Seems random at times
  7. 7. @esconfs #esconfs Reality: Formal Test Process • Test Plan – Test Scripts • Traceability Matrix – Test Report – Issue Logs • Screen Shots • Review, Review, Review • Sign and date
  8. 8. @esconfs #esconfs Agenda History Mentality Ideas Case Study History Pitfalls Ideas Freedom
  9. 9. @esconfs #esconfs What’s the problem Testers mind-set: Pass an audit!
  10. 10. @esconfs #esconfs Tester’s Mind Set
  11. 11. @esconfs #esconfs Ideas, Suggestions History Mentality Ideas Case Study History Pitfalls Ideas Freedom
  12. 12. @esconfs #esconfs Every project is different  FDA do not mandate a test approach or techniques  Every software development project is different  Testing starts from day one  Request testability requirements
  13. 13. @esconfs #esconfs Manage all the testing  Manage the informal testing  Manage the testing in sessions  Add Variety  Not just Requirements based testing
  14. 14. @esconfs #esconfs Don’t settle down • Good testing is hard • Software Development (and testing) is new(ish)
  15. 15. @esconfs #esconfs Learn Learning doesn’t stop at the end of conferences [or webinars] Learn from other testers in the same industry as well as other industries Books, magazines/articles, blogs, forums, exercises/group sessions
  16. 16. @esconfs #esconfs It’s all about the evidence Highly detailed test scripts are common in the industry
  17. 17. @esconfs #esconfs It’s all about the evidence “Abundant, quality evidence mitigates your other problems” - Griffin Jones 2012 Video shows software working in specific scenarios
  18. 18. @esconfs #esconfs Video example??
  19. 19. @esconfs #esconfs Merge the [testing] phases Agile Working software over comprehensive documentation
  20. 20. @esconfs #esconfs Automation • Automate as you go within the sprint • Automate only what needs automating – Focus on checking the software • Add to the automated regression suite • Work with the developers as one team • Use the automation to validate product: – Build reviews/checks around the automation – Produce screenshots & reports from the automation
  21. 21. @esconfs #esconfs Kanban… or is it ATDD? History Mentality Ideas Case Study History Pitfalls Ideas Freedom
  22. 22. @esconfs #esconfs Put your hands up Admit you do Requirements Based Testing - i.e. Checking every specification item From a Requirements or Specification doc: Req ID Requirement Test Result 1 Valid User can login to the system Pass 2 Invalid passwords will be rejected Pass 3 User will be locked out following 5 invalid passwords Pass
  23. 23. @esconfs #esconfs OLD PROCESS
  24. 24. @esconfs #esconfs NEW AND AMAZINGLY AWESOME PROCESS
  25. 25. @esconfs #esconfs NEW AND AMAZINGLY AWESOME PROCESS
  26. 26. @esconfs #esconfs WHO OWNS QUALITY?
  27. 27. @esconfs #esconfs SOAP OPERA TESTING
  28. 28. @esconfs #esconfs SOAP OPERA TESTING
  29. 29. @esconfs #esconfs Summary Highly regulated environments can develop and learn from other industries Suggestions on new processes/tools Testers must keep learning and developing skills Case Study
  30. 30. THANK YOU www.excointouch.com Andy Glover Head of Testing at Exco InTouch Andy.glover@excointouch.com Software Testing community: Blog: http://cartoontester.blogspot.com Twitter: @cartoontester I regularly contribute on STC’s The Testing Planet
  31. 31. www.excointouch.com EXCO INTOUCH Our mission is to improve clinical and healthcare outcomes through simple, effective and engaging patient communication Exco InTouch is a privately owned & managed company, established in 2004 Operational offices in UK, USA and Canada Studies conducted in 85 countries with over 750,000 patients
  32. 32. @esconfs #esconfs Questions

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