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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
Half-day Tutorials

End-to-End Testing with the Heuristic Software Test Model NEW

You have just been assigned to a new testing project. So, where do you start? How do you develop a plan and begin testing? How will you report on your progress? In this hands-on session, Paul Holland shares test project approaches based on the Heuristic Software Test Model from Rapid Software Testing. Learn and practice new ways to plan, execute, and report on testing activities. You’ll be given a product to test and start by creating three raw lists—Product Coverage Outline, Potential Risks, and Test Ideas—that help ensure comprehensive testing. Use these lists to create an initial set of test charters. Employing “advanced” test management tools—Excel and whiteboards with Sticky Notes—you’ll create clear and concise test reports without using “bad metrics” (counts of pass/fail test cases, percent of test cases executed vs. plan). Look forward to your next testing project—or improve your current one—with new ideas and your new and improved planning, testing, and reporting skills.

Paul Holland, Doran Jones, Inc.

Paul Holland is the Managing Director, Head of the Testing Practice at Doran Jones. He has twenty years of hands-on testing and test management experience, primarily at Alcatel-Lucent where he led a transformation of the testing approach for two product divisions, making them more efficient and effective. As a test manager and tester, Paul focused on exploratory testing, test automation, and improving testing techniques.

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