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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Test Management

Snappy Visualizations for Communicating Test Results Prior Year Content

Do you struggle to find the best words to explain testing coverage and status to your stakeholders? Do numbers and metrics make your stakeholders' eyes glaze over? Do you feel dirty giving metrics that you know are going to be abused? Words and numbers are powerful, but Thomas Vaniotis says that good visualizations can amplify their power and effectively communicate to busy or visually-oriented stakeholders. Learn a number of simple visualizations that you—even with few artistic skills—can create inexpensively. Take back visual tools for communicating testing status and product quality, working through test planning and management, discussing risk, and ideas to combine them into compound visualizations. Thomas demonstrates the use of these snappy visuals in real-world contexts and warns of some of their pitfalls. In most cases, the tools won't be special software but regular office supplies like markers, sticky notes, graph paper, walls—and a bit of creativity.

Thomas Vaniotis
Thomas Vaniotis, Liquidnet

Thomas Vaniotis has more than ten years of experience as a tester, developer, and product analyst. At NYC-based institutional brokerage Liquidnet, he is the product manager for internal and external customer tools that manage multiple complex trading applications. Thomas is interested in data-driven business analysis, customer experience design, exploratory testing, and the theory of software creation. His undergraduate background in music and philosophy give him a unique perspective on the world of finance and technology. He has previously spoken at STARCANADA, CAST, and STPCon, and tweets @tvaniotis.

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