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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Half-day Tutorials

Satisfying Auditors: Plans and Evidence in a Regulated Environment NEW

Testers want to be responsible and professional. However, they often come under pressure to comply with rules, standards, and processes that aren't always helpful. It's the price of keeping your auditors happy. But do you really know what auditors want? Are they all simply rule-obsessed, pedantic “little dictators”? James Christie shows why good auditors worry about risk—not rules. They want to explain the important risks to the people who lose sleep over them. James explains auditors' and regulators' attitudes toward risk and evidence. He shows that auditors' standards and governance models do have useful advice—knowledge that can help you choose the right testing approach for your project. James shows how to enlist smart auditors as valuable allies—and how to challenge the poor ones. Understanding auditors' needs will help you do better testing, at less cost. Wouldn't senior management and your stakeholders be interested in that?

James Christie, Claro Testing

James Christie is a testing consultant with thirty-one years of IT experience. Before moving into testing, James spent six years as an IT auditor, so he has experience on both sides of the fence. With experience in information security management, project management, business analysis, and development, he is particularly interested in links between testing, auditing, governance, and compliance. James spent fourteen years working for a large UK insurance company, then nine years with IBM working with large clients in the UK and Finland.

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