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MN Testing with Limited, Vague, and Missing Requirements SOLD OUT NEW
Lloyd Roden, Lloyd Roden Consultancy
Mon, 05/05/2014 - 1:00pm

Requirements are essential for the success of projects―or are they? As testers, we often demand concrete requirements, specified and documented in minute detail. However, does the business really know what they want early in the project? Can they actually produce such a document? Is it acceptable to test with limited or vague requirements? Lloyd Roden challenges your most basic beliefs, explaining how detailed requirements can damage and hinder the progress of testing.

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Concurrent Sessions

T13 Top Challenges in Testing Requirements
Lloyd Roden, Lloyd Roden Consultancy
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 1:30pm

Studies show that at least half of all software defects are rooted in poor, ambiguous, or incomplete requirements. For decades, testing has complained about the lack of solid concrete requirements, claiming that this makes our task more difficult and in some instances—impossible. Lloyd Roden challenges these beliefs and explains why having detailed requirements can be at best damaging and at worst can even be harmful to both testing and the business.

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T19 Ambiguity Reviews: Building Quality Requirements
Susan Schanta, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 3:00pm

Are you frustrated by the false expectation that we can test quality into a product? By the time an application is delivered to testing, our ability to introduce quality principles is generally limited to defect detection. So how do you begin to shift your team’s perceptions into a true quality assurance organization? Susan Schanta shares her approach to Shift Quality Left by performing ambiguity reviews against requirements documents to reduce requirement defects at the beginning of the project.

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