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Testing: Software Development Catalyst

Testing is not an isolated activity. It interacts with and influences other disciplines in software development such as design, coding, release management, and deployment. As testers, our skills and experiences add value far beyond the immediate context of verifying functionality. Threats to value other than software errors exist.

Yet our discussions are often constrained to the testing space, omitting the connections to, and dependencies on, other roles and activities. Testing is an integral discipline of software development, and often plays an active and important role in bridging gaps between technical and business-focused roles, between leaders and engineers, and between makers and users.

How does the testing piece fit into the software development puzzle? How does – and how should – testing interact with other disciplines in software development? How can we most effectively add value to the software development projects we participate in?

Please join us for our 11th annual conference at the Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre campus in downtown Vancouver, Canada, August 8-10 2016.

 


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Monday, August 8 • 09:00 - 17:00
Just-in-Time Software Testing – Powerful Tools for Fast-Changing Projects and Priorities

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– Test projects that have few or no written requirements

– Conduct testing “triage” to find important bugs more quickly

– Learn to plan and schedule testing in a dynamic, unpredictable world

– Practice session-based exploratory testing to find show-stopper bugs and change the way you test

– Gain the confidence you need to succeed

Dealing with Software Project Turbulence

Turbulent development projects experience almost daily requirements changes, user interface modifications, and the continual integration of new functions, features, and technologies. Keep your testing efforts on track while reacting to changing priorities, technologies, and user needs. This highly interactive workshop offers a unique set of tools to help you cope with—and perhaps even flourish in—what may seem to be a totally chaotic environment. Practice dynamic test planning and scheduling, test idea development, bug tracking, reporting, test triage, exploratory testing, and much more.

Getting Ready for Almost Anything They Can Throw at you

Be ready for just about anything that can happen in a software testing project such as a complex, customer-facing Mobile, Web, e-commerce or embedded applications. Learn to identify, organize, and prioritize your testing “ideas.” Respond effectively to business, technological and organizational and cultural changes to your testing projects. Create workflows to schedule testing tasks dynamically and adapt the testing focus as priorities change. Decide on purpose what not to test— not just because the clock ran out!

Real Techniques Proven in Real Projects

Just-In-Time Testing (JIT) approaches are successfully applied to many types of software projects—commercial off-the-shelf applications, agile and iterative development environments, mission-critical business systems, and just about any application type. Real examples demonstrate how JIT testing either replaces or complements more traditional approaches. Examples are drawn from insurance, banking, telecommunications, medical, and other industries. The course is packed with interactive exercises in which students work together in small groups to apply JIT testing concepts.

Speakers
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Robert Sabourin

President, AmiBug.Com, Inc.
Getting things done!


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Monday August 8, 2016 09:00 - 17:00
Labatt Hall (1700) Simon Fraser University Vancouver 515 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

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