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Geoff Horne

NZTester Magazine

Geoff Horne has an extensive background in test program/project directorship and management, architecture, and general consulting. In New Zealand Geoff established and ran ISQA as a testing consultancy which enjoys a local and international clientele in Australia, the US, and the United Kingdom. He has held senior test management roles across a number of diverse industry sectors, and is editor and publisher of the recently launched NZTester magazine. Geoff has authored a variety of white papers on software testing and is a regular speaker at the STAR conferences. Married with four children, he enjoys writing and recording contemporary Christian music.

Speaker Presentations
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 1:00pm
Half-day Tutorials
Testing the Data Warehouse—Big Data, Big Problems

Data warehouses are critical systems for collecting, organizing, and making information readily available for strategic decision making. The ability to review historical trends and monitor near real-time operational data is a key competitive advantage for many organizations. Yet the methods for assuring the quality of these valuable assets are quite different from those of transactional systems. Ensuring that appropriate testing is performed is a major challenge for many enterprises.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 1:45pm
Test Techniques
Data Warehouse Testing: It’s All about the Planning

Today’s data warehouses are complex and contain heterogeneous data from many different sources. Testing these warehouses is complex, requiring exceptional human and technical resources. So how do you achieve the desired testing success? Geoff Horne believes that it is through test planning that includes technical artifacts such as data models, business rules, data mapping documents, and data warehouse loading design logic. Wayne shares planning checklists, a test plan outline, concepts for data profiling, and methods for data verification.