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 Requirements-Based Testing Workshop
 Sunday, October 2—Tuesday, October 4, 2011 • 8:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

In the Requirements-Based Testing Workshop you will:

  • Develop and maintain efficient tests that cover all functional requirements
  • Design test cases that force defects to appear early in testing
  • Learn and practice cause-effect graphing to design more robust tests
  • Learn and practice alternative test design approaches—pairwise, equivalence class
  • Optimize and reduce the size of your test suite
  • Integrate testing in the software development lifecycle

If your testing efforts are not achieving the payback you and your organization expect, this course is for you. Requirements-Based Testing (RBT) delivers a proven, rigorous approach for designing a consistent and repeatable set of highly optimized test cases. Companies employing RBT practices have achieved twice the requirements coverage with only half the tests they previously maintained.


About the Speaker: 

Richard Bender
has more than forty years of experience in software with a primary focus on testing and quality assurance. He has consulted internationally for large and small corporations, government agencies, and the military. Richard’s work has included a wide variety of application classes and technology bases from embedded systems to super computer-based systems—and everything in between—consulting to both vendors and IT departments alike. He has been active in establishing industry standards for software quality and is a frequent speaker at conferences, universities, and corporate events. For his breakthroughs on code-based testing, Richard was one of the first programmers ever awarded IBM’s Outstanding Invention Award.
 Design the Test Library

The RBT process helps you validate that the requirements are clear and complete. Then, it guides you to define a set of tests verifying that the design and code fully meet those requirements. You’ll learn and practice cause-effect graphing, a test design technique which ensures that defects will be fully observable. If there are any defects in the software—even ones that could be hidden from tests by other errors—cause-effect graphing will find them. With this technique, you’ll be able to reduce the number of tests you need and make sure that every test is valuable.

Explore alternative test design techniques and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Learn how to complement functional, black-box testing with code-based, white-box testing to further ensure complete coverage and higher quality. Classroom exercises are employed throughout the course to reinforce your learning.

Leave with a Testing Process that Integrates with the Development Lifecycle

Take back a lifecycle testing process that incorporates testing as an integrated—and integral—part of the software development project. With the RBT process, your next project will experience significant time and cost savings while helping the test team develop better estimates and dynamically track test and project progress.

Bring samples from your own projects to work on and evaluate during class.

Build your week of learning to include the Requirements-Based Testing Workshop and benefit from all STARWEST has to offer. Plus—if you stay through Friday, you can attend the new Testing & Quality Leadership Summit. Stay for two days or maximize your experience by attending the conference while you're in Anaheim. See the week's schedule below. Can’t attend the conference but want to attend this training? Click here to be redirected.

Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
 Requirements-Based Testing Workshop
3-Day Training (Sunday-Tuesday)
Keynote Presentations
Concurrent Sessions
Networking EXPO
Bonus Sessions
Special Events
…and More!
 Testing & Quality Leadership Summit






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