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 Web or e-commerce application. Learn to identify, organize, and prioritize your testing “ideas.” Create workflows to schedule testing tasks dynamically, conduct bug triage sessions, 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 Web application. 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.
Who Should Attend
This course is appropriate for anyone who works in fast-paced development environments, including test engineers, test managers, developers, QA engineers, and all software managers.