Test Management

What Every Test Manager Needs to Know

Designed for anyone responsible for software test efforts, this three-day course provides the essential framework for successful test management. It focuses on two critical areas: the creation and management of a successful testing organization and the development of an effective test strategy.

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  • Identify and handle critical strategy issues in specific test situations
  • Monitor the status of testing activities and software work products
  • Work productively with users, developers, and support staff


The Importance of Strategy and Feedback
If you develop and implement an effective test strategy, you can successfully manage software test efforts. Successful test management requires the same approach as successful project management: 1) develop a sound strategy, 2) keep in close touch with the situation, 3) identify and aggressively manage critical issues, and 4) modify the strategy as needed, based on situational feedback. The key to test management is to know the components of an effective test strategy, including feedback mechanisms, and to recognize critical issues as they surface.

A Management Framework
This course provides the essential framework for successful test management. It focuses on two critical areas: 1) creation and management of a successful testing organization and team, and 2) development of an effective test strategy. This strategy is built around the development of two key documents: a comprehensive test plan and corresponding test report.

For Anyone Responsible for Software Test Efforts
This course provides the information necessary for a successful test management. It also provides an outline of good testing methods from the viewpoint of a test manager. This course complements the Systematic Software Testing course, which provides a similar outline of good testing methods from the viewpoint of the test engineer. Participants should have at least six months of leadership experience and two years of test experience.
 

Course Outline

Testing and Quality
Goals vs. priorities
Testing philosophy
Preventive testing and the STEP® methodology

The Test Manager
Roles of a test manager
Leadership guidelines
Ways to obtain buy-in

Test Teams
Team organization
Retaining staff
Staff development

Configuration Management
Library management
Change control board
Defect analysis

Master Test Plan
Risks and contingencies
Testing strategy
Scheduling/estimating

Testware Design
Influence of risk
Design approaches
Testing without requirements

Execution Management
Assessing test effectiveness
Predicting release dates
Reporting

Tools
What to automate
Tool issues
Manager's role in tool implementation

Metrics Primer
Basic definitions
Measurement paradigms
Implementing a metrics program

Process Benchmarks and Baselines
What is process assessment?
ISO, CMM®, TQM, TPI®
Benchmarking

Class Fee Includes


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Dates
Mode
Location
Event
Venue
Call to Schedule
Anytime
Virtual Classroom
Your Location
Anywhere
Course Duration: 3 Days
Description
  • Identify and handle critical strategy issues in specific test situations
  • Monitor the status of testing activities and software work products
  • Work productively with users, developers, and support staff

The Importance of Strategy and Feedback
If you develop and implement an effective test strategy, you can successfully manage software test efforts. Successful test management requires the same approach as successful project management: 1) develop a sound strategy, 2) keep in close touch with the situation, 3) identify and aggressively manage critical issues, and 4) modify the strategy as needed, based on situational feedback. The key to test management is to know the components of an effective test strategy, including feedback mechanisms, and to recognize critical issues as they surface.

A Management Framework
This course provides the essential framework for successful test management. It focuses on two critical areas: 1) creation and management of a successful testing organization and team, and 2) development of an effective test strategy. This strategy is built around the development of two key documents: a comprehensive test plan and corresponding test report.

For Anyone Responsible for Software Test Efforts
This course provides the information necessary for a successful test management. It also provides an outline of good testing methods from the viewpoint of a test manager. This course complements the Systematic Software Testing course, which provides a similar outline of good testing methods from the viewpoint of the test engineer. Participants should have at least six months of leadership experience and two years of test experience.

Course Outline

Testing and Quality
Goals vs. priorities
Testing philosophy
Preventive testing and the STEP® methodology

The Test Manager
Roles of a test manager
Leadership guidelines
Ways to obtain buy-in

Test Teams
Team organization
Retaining staff
Staff development

Configuration Management
Library management
Change control board
Defect analysis

Master Test Plan
Risks and contingencies
Testing strategy
Scheduling/estimating

Testware Design
Influence of risk
Design approaches
Testing without requirements

Execution Management
Assessing test effectiveness
Predicting release dates
Reporting

Tools
What to automate
Tool issues
Manager's role in tool implementation

Metrics Primer
Basic definitions
Measurement paradigms
Implementing a metrics program

Process Benchmarks and Baselines
What is process assessment?
ISO, CMM®, TQM, TPI®
Benchmarking

Class Schedule
Sign-In/Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Morning Session 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
Class Fee Includes
• Tuition
• Course notebook
• Letter of completion
Instructors
Rick Craig
TechWell Corp.
Lee Copeland
TechWell Corp.

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