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Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
Test Management

Reducing the Cost of Software Testing

The demand to deliver more software in less time is increasing. Give in to the pressure without thinking, and you end up facing burnout, stress, business risk, and, most likely, even more demands. Refuse, fight the good fight, and it is likely the business will replace you with someone else. Matt Heusser tackles head-on the problem of pressure, sharing his favorite concepts from the book How to Reduce the Cost of Software Testing. Starting with why outsourcing and automation have not tamed the bugbear of cost, Matt moves on to describe the hidden costs of delays, handoffs, batched work, and documentation. Leave with a number of options that can help get the real project done more quickly, with guidance about when those techniques are appropriate, and what you’ll trade off to get there. 

Matthew Heusser, Excelon Development

Matthew Heusser specializes in software delivery consulting—moving projects to done-done faster. But Matt may be best known for his writing, including serving as lead editor for How to Reduce the Cost of Software Testing. A member of the board of directors of the Association for Software Testing, Matt was the lead organizer of Test Coach Camp, the Workshop on Technical Debt.

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