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Monday, April 29, 2013 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
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Quantifying the Value of Testing

“Testing costs too much.” “We don’t get the value we should from the investment we make.” “Testing just delays the project.” Familiar sayings in your organization? Although testing is accepted by most as an integral part of any software development lifecycle, some see it as a hole in which to throw money rather than as an investment in quality. In order to gain credibility and reduce the negative views of our work, we testers and test managers must show senior management a clear return on their investment. Lloyd Roden describes ten measures that demonstrate the value of testing in tangible business terms. Lloyd demonstrates how these highly practical measures can be used to quantify the value of testing and to predict future quality levels. He shows how to report these measurements in ways that are meaningful to management. In this highly practical tutorial, Lloyd demonstrates the use of various measurement utilities that each delegate will receive as a takeaway.

Lloyd Roden, Lloyd Roden Consultancy

With more than twenty-eight years in the software industry, Lloyd Roden has worked as a developer, test analyst, and test manager for many different organizations. Lloyd was a consultant/partner with Grove Consultants for twelve years. In 2011 he created Lloyd Roden Consultancy, an independent UK-based training and consultancy company specializing in software testing. Lloyd’s passion is to enthuse, excite, and inspire people in the area of software testing.

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