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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Test Management

Taming the Beast: Test/QA on Large-scale Projects

Large, complex projects—those with more than 100 people and lasting more that a year—require special considerations for developing, communicating, and managing the overall QA strategy and test plans. Shaun Bradshaw provides insights he gained from a $70 million financial software implementation project comprised of multiple components including a general ledger, business intelligence platform, data warehouse, and data integration hub. Tasked with managing the entire test effort as part of the third-party validation team, Shaun acted as QA architect to create the test strategy and plan for the project. He shares the challenges he and his team had to overcome to help deliver a smooth implementation and installation. Shaun discusses his experiences aligning the QA strategy with the culture of the organization and ensuring key test and QA roles were filled with the right people. Take back new ideas and approaches you can use to tame the testing beast in your large project.

Shaun Bradshaw, Zenergy Technologies, Inc.

For the past fifteen years Shaun Bradshaw has helped clients improve the quality of their software by advising, instructing, and mentoring them in QA and test process improvement. His focus on effective testing and test management techniques, as well as practical metric implementations, creates demand for him as a consultant and frequent speaker at major QA and testing conferences. Shaun is well known for his topics on test metrics, the S-Curve, and the Zero Bug Bounce.

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