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Mike Trites

Mike Trites
PQA Testing

A senior test consultant with PQA Testing Ltd., Mike Trites has more than a decade of software testing industry experience and holds multiple certifications, including ISTQB Advanced-Level Test Manager. As a consultant, Mike has worked with clients both small and large in a wide range of environments. He has helped deliver projects from web applications and database management software to financial software and video lottery systems. As a test manager, Mike has managed all aspects of the testing lifecycle and works with clients to help define, implement, and improve their internal testing processes. Find Mike at LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter @mike_trites.

Speaker Presentations
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 1:30pm
Making Numbers Count: Metrics That Matter

As testers and test managers, we are frequently asked to report to stakeholders on the progress and results of our testing. Questions like How is testing going? may seem simple enough, but the answer is ultimately based on our ability to extract useful metrics from our work and present them in a meaningful way. This is particularly important in agile environments where clear, concise, and up-to-date metrics may be needed multiple times each day. Mike Trites identifies a number of ways we can use metrics to measure progress during a test cycle and, ultimately, to determine when testing should be considered complete. Learn the common pitfalls of metrics misuse and how you can avoid them by giving proper context when communicating metrics to your stakeholders. Discover key metrics for measuring the effectiveness of your testing and how to use what you learn on one project to improve your testing process on future projects.