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Measurement and Metrics


TI Measurement and Metrics for Test Managers
Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering
Tue, 06/23/2015 - 1:00pm

To be most effective, test managers must develop and use metrics to help direct the testing effort and make informed recommendations about the software’s release readiness and associated risks. Because one important testing activity is to “measure” the quality of the software, test managers must measure the results of both the development and testing processes. Collecting, analyzing, and using metrics is complicated because many developers and testers are concerned that the metrics will be used against them. Join Rick Craig as he addresses common metrics—measures of product quality, defect removal efficiency, defect density, defect arrival rate, and testing status. Learn the guidelines for developing a test measurement program, rules of thumb for collecting data, and ways to avoid “metrics dysfunction.” Rick identifies several metrics paradigms and discusses the pros and cons of each. Delegates are urged to bring their metrics problems and issues for use as discussion points.

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W16 Agile Metrics and the Software Delivery Pipeline
Christopher Davis, Nike, Inc.
Wed, 06/24/2015 - 3:00pm

Today’s build pipelines and agile tracking systems are very advanced and generate lots of data. Christopher Davis has found that many teams face challenges when interpreting that data to show meaningful agile metrics across the entire organization. As a result, measuring agile development ends up being a fuzzy art—when it doesn’t have to be. Using common open source tools, you can automate the collection and aggregation of data from your build pipeline to show the right level metrics to the right people in your organization, track what means the most to your team, and create actionable metrics you can use to improve your team and process.  Join Christopher to learn about open source tools you can use to collect data and create metrics, several key metrics you can use today to help make your team better, and how to implement these tools to automatically collect and distribute them in your build pipeline.

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