STARWEST 2017 Concurrent Session : Mobile Testing: Where to Start Your Journey

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Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

Mobile Testing: Where to Start Your Journey

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Your company has decided to move into the 21st century and is developing a shiny new mobile app. But you don’t know where to start. How many devices do you need to test? Can you take existing tests and modify them? How do you account for conditions such as loss of connectivity, a virtual keyboard, and new user interactions? What about the questions you don’t even know to ask? Join Bambi Rands as she introduces you to the world of mobile testing. Learn from Bambi’s first-hand experience testing mobile apps and building a mobile test strategy. Discuss the shift from testing web software to testing mobile apps. Review the use of personas and test scenarios vs. step-by-step scripts. Decide which devices to start using and how to increase your coverage of screen size, OS, and networks as your mobile test organization grows. Increase your testing skills and leave with a better understanding of how to account for the many mobile-specific nuances you will encounter.

Mutual of Omaha

At Mutual of Omaha Bambi Rands is a quality assurance lead with a focus on mobile testing. Leveraging her prior experience on the business side of insurance, she has spent the past fifteen years creating testing solutions in roles of business analyst, consultant, trainer, and quality assurance lead. With real-world experience helping a Fortune 500 company establish an enterprise test framework and SDLC process, creating training material, and providing coaching support, Bambi was uniquely qualified to usher Mutual of Omaha into the mobile era by mentoring personnel and creating mobile-specific strategies, processes, device management protocols, and training materials.