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Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 11:15am - 12:15pm
Test Management

Test Status Reporting: Focus Your Message for Executives

Test status reporting is a key factor in the success of test projects. Stephan Obbeck shares some ideas on how to communicate more than just a red-yellow-green status report to executive management and discusses how the right information can influence their decisions. Testers often create reports that are too technical, losing crucial information in a mountain of detailed data. Management needs to make decisions—based on data they do understand—that support the test project. Stephan explains how stakeholder and risk analysis helps you identify recipients of a report and what information is of interest to them. Learn different ways of presenting data to support your message and to get the most possible attention from the executive level. Discover how to avoid pitfalls when generating reports from test automation. Produce a summary of statistics that provides insight into a test project.

Stephan Obbeck, KROLL Consulting AG

Senior consultant and managing director of the test center at KROLL Consulting AG, Wiesbaden, Germany, Stephan Obbeck has more than fifteen years of IT experience with hands-on software testing and is a certified project and test manager. After starting his career as a tester, Stephan now invents test organizations for leading telecommunication and media companies in Europe and manages test projects. As an architect for test automation, Stephan supports organizations in moving from manual testing to automation.

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