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Geoff Horne

NZTester Magazine

Geoff Horne has an extensive background in test program/project directorship and management, architecture, and general consulting. In New Zealand Geoff established and ran ISQA as a testing consultancy which enjoys a local and international clientele in Australia, the US, and the United Kingdom. He has held senior test management roles across a number of diverse industry sectors, and is editor and publisher of the recently launched NZTester magazine. Geoff has authored a variety of white papers on software testing and is a regular speaker at the STAR conferences. Married with four children, he enjoys writing and recording contemporary Christian music.

Speaker Presentations
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 1:00pm
Half-day Tutorials
Testing the Data Warehouse

Data warehouses have become a popular mechanism for collecting, organizing, and making information readily available for strategic decision making. The ability to review historical trends and monitor near real-time operational data has become a key competitive advantage for many organizations. Yet the methods for assuring the quality of these valuable assets are quite different from those of transactional systems. Ensuring that the appropriate testing is performed is a major challenge for many enterprises.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 3:00pm
Test Techniques
Deadlines Approaching? Budgets Cut? How to Keep Your Sanity

Testing projects have a habit of dissolving into chaos—and even strife—as deadlines approach and budgets are cut. When asked to do the impossible, risk management and mitigation tools can be the only way for testers to survive. Geoff Horne presents a proven method he uses for identifying and assessing risks and the effects—both positive and negative—of various mitigation approaches. Through the school of hard knocks, Geoff has learned that the most plausible risk mitigation strategy is not always the best and may actually harm the project.