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Measurement and Metrics


MC Getting Started with Risk-Based Testing
Dale Perry, Software Quality Engineering
Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:30am

Whether you are new to testing or looking for a better way to organize your test practices, understanding risk is essential to successful testing. Dale Perry describes a general risk-based framework—applicable to any development lifecycle model—to help you make critical testing decisions earlier and with more confidence. Learn how to focus your testing effort, what elements to test, and how to organize test designs and documentation. Review the fundamentals of risk identification, analysis, and the role testing plays in risk mitigation.

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MG Measurement and Metrics for Test Managers SOLD OUT
Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering
Mon, 10/13/2014 - 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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W18 Implementing Outsourced Testing Services with a Third Party
Shelley Rueger, Moxie Software
Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:00pm

Outsourcing test services are all the rage today. But are they really faster, better, and cheaper? Shelley Rueger shares how you can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your test process using a third-party test service. She provides guidance on how to determine if your product is a good candidate for testing services, how to select the right vendor, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Shelley discusses her team's experience as they made the transition from in-house testing to using external testing services. She addresses questions including: When should you outsource testing?

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T6 Testers, Use Metrics Wisely or Don’t Use Them at All
Deborah Kennedy, Aditi Technologies
Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:45am

For thousands of years, human language has provided us with beautiful and complex ways of sharing important ideas. At the same time, language can derail attempts to communicate even the most basic pieces of critical information. We testers are the heralds of vast amounts of data, and it is our responsibility to use that data wisely—or not at all.

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T12 Metrics That Matter
Pablo Garcia, Redmind
Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:15am

Imagine you’re a test manager starting a new assignment. On the first day of work, you’re presented with a list of metrics you are to report. Soon, you realize that most of the metrics are not really connected to what should be measured. Or, consider the situation where you’re told that there is no value collecting metrics because “we’re agile.” In either situation, what would be your next step be? Join Pablo Garcia as he shares his experience with the dangers of poor metrics.

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