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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Half-day Tutorials

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

You have just been assigned a new testing project. Where do you start? How do you develop a plan and begin testing? How will you report on your progress? Paul Holland shares new test project approaches that enable you to plan, test, and report effectively. Paul demonstrates ideas, based on the Heuristic Software Test Model from Rapid Software Testing, that can be directly applied or adapted to your environment. In this hands-on tutorial, you’ll be given a product to test. 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. We employ “advanced” test management tools (Excel and whiteboards with Sticky Notes) to create useful test reports without using “bad metrics” (counts of pass/fail test cases, % of test cases executed vs. plan). Look forward to your next testing project with these new ideas and your improved planning, testing, and reporting skills.

Paul Holland, Doran Jones, Inc.

Independent software test consultant and teacher Paul Holland has more than sixteen 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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