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New Testing Standards Are on the Horizon: What Will Be Their Impact?

The history of testing standards has not always been auspicious. Testing standards documents have been expensive to obtain, limited in scope, inflexible in expectations, and inconsistent. However, they contain important lessons learned from experienced practitioners—if a tester is willing to overcome the obstacles to get to the useful information. A set of new international standards is coming. These new standards are tailorable, consistent, and comprehensive in scope. In addition, they will be freely available (some are already). Claire Lohr provides a complete roadmap to all of the available—or soon-to-be-available—testing-related standards. Learn where to go for testing process guidelines, complete definitions of all test design techniques, full examples of test documentation (for both agile and traditional projects), and free international standards documents. Take away a “start-up guide” for how different types of projects can use the new standards along with valuable tips and practical lessons you can get from these standards.

Claire Lohr, Lohr Systems

Claire Lohr has been an active professional in the computer field for thirty years, with the last twenty years emphasizing software process improvement and testing. Claire provides training—design, authoring, and instruction—and consulting services for a wide variety of both government and commercial clients. She is a Lloyd’s Register trained ISO 9000 Lead Auditor and has been trained to perform Software Capability Evaluations for the SW-CMM.

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