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Mike Trites

Professional Quality Assurance, Ltd.

Senior test consultant with Professional Quality Assurance, Ltd. Mike Trites has nearly a decade of experience in the software testing industry and holds multiple certifications, including an Advanced-Level Test Manager Certification from the ISTQB. As a consultant, Mike has worked with clients, both small and large, in a wide range of environments. He has helped deliver projects from web applications and database management software to financial software and video lottery systems. As a test manager, Mike has managed all aspects of the testing lifecycle and works with clients to help define, implement, and improve their internal testing processes. Find Mike on LinkedIn at

Speaker Presentations
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 3:00pm
Special Topics
Making Numbers Count: Metrics That Matter

As testers and test managers, we are frequently asked to report on the progress and results of our testing. The question “How is testing going?” may seem simple enough, but our answer is ultimately based on our ability to extract useful metrics from our work and present them in a meaningful way. This is particularly important in agile environments, where clear, concise, and up-to-date metrics are potentially needed multiple times per day. Mike Trites identifies a number of ways metrics can be used to measure progress during a test cycle and, ultimately, to determine when to consider testing complete. Learn the common pitfalls that metrics misuse can lead to and how you can avoid them by giving proper context when communicating metrics to your stakeholders. Take back key metrics for measuring the effectiveness of your testing and discover how to use what is learned on one project to improve your testing process on future projects.