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Fiona Charles

Quality Intelligence

Fiona Charles teaches project skills “beyond process”—hands-on practical skills essential to excelling and thriving on any kind of software project. An expert test consultant and manager, Fiona has been in the thick of it through more than thirty years of challenging projects across the business spectrum on both sides of the Atlantic. Throughout her career, she has advocated, designed, implemented, and taught pragmatic and humane practices to deliver software worth using. Fiona’s articles and blog posts appear frequently, and she conducts experiential workshops as public classes, at international conferences, and in-house for clients. Contact Fiona via her website, and follow her on twitter @FionaCCharles.

Speaker Presentations
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 12:45pm
Test Techniques
Using Mindmaps to Develop a Test Strategy

Your test strategy is the design behind your plan—the set of big-picture ideas that embodies the overarching direction of your test effort. It captures the stakeholders’ values that will inspire, influence, and ultimately drive your testing. It guides your overall decisions about the ways and means of delivering on those values. The weighty test strategy template mandated in many organizations is not conducive to thinking through the important elements of a test strategy and then communicating its essentials to your stakeholders.