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Dale Perry

Dale Perry
TechWell Corp.

Dale Perry has more than thirty-eight years of experience in information technology as a programmer/analyst, database administrator, project manager, development manager, tester, and test manager. Dale’s project experience includes large-system development and conversions, distributed systems, and both web-based and client/server applications. A professional instructor for more than twenty-four years, he has presented at numerous industry conferences on development and testing. With TechWell for nineteen years, Dale has specialized in training and consulting on testing (test design and planning), inspections and reviews, and other testing and quality-related topics.

Speaker Presentations
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 1:00pm
Half-day Tutorials
Planning and Implementing a Performance Test

In today’s fast paced, ever changing world of software and technology, software performance testing is becoming essential to successful product implementation. To be successful we must understand several fundamental factors about performance testing. Dale Perry examines what it takes to plan and implement a software performance test across multiple environments. Dale identifies key issues, how they determine our level of success at implementing the necessary testing, and potential pitfalls. He addresses the tester’s role in performance testing, the performance testing process (planning, preparation, execution and reporting) focusing on planning and implementation, and integrating performance testing into the development process. Within the process, Dale discusses performance goals and objectives, the environment and architecture issues, operational profiles, (load definitions) and their importance to performance testing, understanding the various types of performance tests, defining appropriate measurements.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 8:30am
Full-day Tutorials
Getting Started with Risk-Based Testing

Whether you are new to testing or looking for a better way to organize your test practices, understanding risk is essential to successful testing. Dale Perry describes a general risk-based framework—applicable to any development lifecycle model—to help you make critical testing decisions earlier and with more confidence. Learn how to focus your testing effort, what elements to test, and how to organize test designs and documentation. Review the fundamentals of risk identification, analysis, and the role testing plays in risk mitigation. Develop an inventory of test objectives to help prioritize your testing and translate objectives into a concrete strategy for creating tests. Focus your tests on the areas essential to your stakeholders. Execution and assessing test results provide a better understanding of both the effectiveness of your testing and the potential for failure in your software. Take back a proven approach to organize your testing efforts and new ways to add more value to your project and organization.