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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Test Management

Lean Test Management: Reduce Waste in Planning, Automation, and Execution Prior Year Content

Testing enterprise software requires effective resource management to prevent costly delays, budget overruns, and failed projects. In many software projects, more than 50 percent of development costs are attributed to software testing activities. With testing accounting for such a large portion of development efforts, it is critical for software engineering teams to avoid and eliminate wasteful testing tasks. Tariq King applies lean and agile principles to test management as a way of reducing waste in the testing process. Join Tariq as he describes an integrated approach for identifying and eliminating waste in test planning, automation, and execution. He demonstrates how to combine tools and techniques for test case management, exploratory testing, test automation, continuous integration, and impact analysis to keep testing activities lean and lightweight. Learn how to avoid common sources of waste such as over-documentation, redundant tests, brittle automation, and testing unimportant or unaffected parts of the system.

Tariq King
Tariq King, Ultimate Software

A manager of software engineering at Ultimate Software, Tariq King has more than a decade of experience in software engineering and testing. Tariq provides technical leadership, strategic direction, and staff training in product development and quality assurance across the organization. He is the project lead for internal tool development, and manages a team responsible for test architecture and release management. Tariq has published more than thirty research articles on software testing in IEEE and ACM sponsored journals, conferences, and workshops. As an adjunct professor at Florida International University, he teaches courses in software engineering and project management. Contact Tariq at LinkedIn.

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