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Measurement and Metrics


MG Measurement and Metrics for Test Managers
Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering
Mon, 05/04/2015 - 8:30am

To be most effective, test managers must develop and use metrics to help direct the testing effort and make informed recommendations about the software’s release readiness and associated risks. Because one important testing activity is to “measure” the quality of the software, test managers must measure the results of both the development and testing processes. Collecting, analyzing, and using metrics are complicated because many developers and testers are concerned that the metrics will be used against them.

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W11 Measuring Quality: Testing Metrics and Trends in Practice
Liana Gevorgyan, Infostretch Corporation
Wed, 05/06/2015 - 1:45pm

In today's fast-paced IT world, companies follow “best” testing trends and practices with the assumption that, by applying these methodologies, their product quality will improve. But that does not always happen. Why? Liana Gevorgyan questions and defines, in the language of metrics, exactly what is expected to be changed or improved, and how to implement these improvements. While your project is in progress, choosing the right metrics and looking at their trends help you understand what must change to improve your methodology.

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W17 Metrics Program Implementation: Pitfalls and Successes
Kris Kosyk, SoftServe
Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:00pm

When we talk about product quality, test team efficiency, and productivity, we always talk numbers. However, very few companies implement metrics programs in a way that supports solid decision making. Many have tried and failed, leaving a negative impression of metrics. Kris Kosyk explains what metrics like Defect Removal Efficiency tell us and how it is impacted by Test Coverage and Defect Backlog Change Rate. Moving up a level, Kris explains how to use operational testing metrics to understand the development lifecycle process.

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T13 What Do Defects Really Cost? Much More Than You Think
Wayne Ariola, Parasoft
Thu, 05/07/2015 - 1:30pm

As software increasingly becomes the face of the business, defects can lead to embarrassment, financial loss, and even business failure. Nevertheless, in response to today's demand for speed and “continuous everything,” the software delivery conveyer belt keeps moving faster and faster. It's foolhardy to expect that speeding up an already-troubled implementation process will achieve the desired results. Wayne Ariola shares why and how to evolve from automated to continuous testing and discusses the methods to help you do so.

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