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T8 Graphical Test Planning: A Method for Real Impact
David Bradley, Citrix Systems UK Limited
Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:15am

Finding major design issues late in development—and the resulting unpredictability at a project’s end—cause many projects to suffer. The use of graphical test planning (GTP) helps eliminate this unpredictability. GTP is a revolutionary test analysis method that uses behavior modeling to capture the system design, anticipate product bugs before coding, and develop test suites before code is ready. GTP is lightweight, yet covers boundary conditions, class equivalence, domain analysis, and combinations. David Bradley shows how to use your skills and experiences to identify and remove design issues from the beginning. Learn how to capture detailed technical information that elicits input and reviews from many sources, making testing a valuable and integral part of the whole project lifecycle. Discover how GTP provides the flexibility, efficiency, and agility to fit in with today’s development processes. Explore how you can use GTP to successfully test your next project—no matter how challenging.

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T19 Project Management Tips to Improve Test Planning
Ricki Henry, Clark County Nevada
Thu, 10/01/2015 - 3:00pm

When done right, testing is more than test plans, test scripts, and executing tests. In fact a test leader should consider testing a sub-project of the larger development project. By applying the same techniques project managers use to plan and manage the overall project, test leaders can improve testing and greatly influence the entire project’s success. Ricki Henry explores project management processes that test leaders need to master—risk management, human resources, stakeholder communications, and scope management. Even though you understand that the scope of testing cannot be “everything tested with zero defects,” the customer does not have this same understanding. To prevent this disconnect, test leaders need to determine the scope of what can be tested and then articulate that to the stakeholders. Join Ricki to learn new ways to improve testing while contributing to overall project success through project management processes that test leaders need to master.

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