Testing Under Pressure

Strategies to Succeed When Time is Short

Learn real world strategies to “triage” testing focus and bug priorities, to widen the testing net with ideas, to build a dynamic set of tests, to actively monitor business, technological, and organizational “context” drivers, and more.

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Location
Event
Venue
Call to Schedule
Anytime
Virtual Classroom
Your Location
Anywhere
Jul 25Jul 26, 2017
Virtual Classroom
Desktop
Anywhere
Description
  • Learn how to focus on “what really matters”
  • Actively identify, listen to, and learn from context drivers
  • Create effective decision-making workflows
  • Dynamically prioritize testing
  • Triage ruthlessly
  • Avoid wasteful re-work in all aspects of test implementation and execution
  • Testing tactics which focus efforts when you have no time and limited resources

Testers often work with severe time limits

A cast-in-concrete delivery date looms on your project’s horizon. You have precious little time remaining, and the development team keeps delivering incomplete builds of unstable code. Is this a “death march” project, or can the testing team actually do something useful, or perhaps even save the day? This course reveals principals that can be applied based on successful testing experiences from outrageously turbulent projects.

Real World Strategies
Based on years of experience, your instructor shows how to “triage” testing focus and bug priorities; how to widen the testing net with a rich “variety” of ideas; how to build a dynamic “heap” of tests; how to always know the “last best build”; and how to actively monitor business, technological, and organizational “context” drivers.

Who Should Attend?
Designed for test leads, test managers, and development managers, This course provides examples from real world experiences based on how testers have been able to deliver value in turbulent contexts. The strategies presented can be applied by test, development or project managers. Class activities are used to help delegates identify how the principals might apply in their own organization, project framework or development lifecycle models. If you are looking for effective testing strategies when time is running out, development is late, and change is rampant, this session is for you..

Course Outline

Overview
Key pain points
What does testing really do?
Testing under pressure
Critical incidents analysis

Principal: Begin with the End in Mind
Fundamental question of software engineering
Are we there yet?
What quality is all about
Dijkstra’s truth about testing
Pareto analysis

Principal: Active Context Listening
Influence and decision making
Identifying context drivers
Business values
Technological solutions
Organizational structures
Dynamic listeners
Taking action

Decision Making
First things first
Workflow models
Identifying stakeholders
Individual decisions
Priority, severity, and consequence
Getting stakeholder buy-in
Adapt to change—making it real

Ruthlessly Triage
Test idea sources
Trade-offs
Impact estimation
Credibility
Rejecting ideas
When and how to triage
Deciding what not to test?
Triage and stakeholder value
Offering alternatives
The Last Best Build
The software delivery palette
Objective assessment
Subjective assessment
Trade-offs
Getting Organized for Extreme Time Pressure
Getting things done
Testing the builds
Smoke testing
FAST: Functional Acceptance Simple Testing
Focused: Regression Testing
Session-based exploratory testing
Class Activities and Discussions
Examples and case studies provided

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Dates
Mode
Location
Event
Venue
Jul 25Jul 26, 2017
Virtual Classroom
Desktop
Anywhere
Price: $599 USD Course Duration: 2 Days
Description
  • Learn how to focus on “what really matters”
  • Actively identify, listen to, and learn from context drivers
  • Create effective decision-making workflows
  • Dynamically prioritize testing
  • Triage ruthlessly
  • Avoid wasteful re-work in all aspects of test implementation and execution
  • Testing tactics which focus efforts when you have no time and limited resources

Testers often work with severe time limits

A cast-in-concrete delivery date looms on your project’s horizon. You have precious little time remaining, and the development team keeps delivering incomplete builds of unstable code. Is this a “death march” project, or can the testing team actually do something useful, or perhaps even save the day? This course reveals principles that can be applied based on successful testing experiences from outrageously turbulent projects.

Real World Strategies
Based on years of experience, your instructor shows how to “triage” testing focus and bug priorities; how to widen the testing net with a rich “variety” of ideas; how to build a dynamic “heap” of tests; how to always know the “last best build”; and how to actively monitor business, technological, and organizational “context” drivers.

Who Should Attend?
Designed for test leads, test managers, and development managers, This course provides examples from real world experiences based on how testers have been able to deliver value in turbulent contexts. The strategies presented can be applied by test, development or project managers. Class activities are used to help delegates identify how the principles might apply in their own organization, project framework or development lifecycle models. If you are looking for effective testing strategies when time is running out, development is late, and change is rampant, this session is for you.

Course Outline

Overview
Key pain points
What does testing really do?
Testing under pressure
Critical incidents analysis

Principle: Begin with the End in Mind
Fundamental question of software engineering
Are we there yet?
What quality is all about
Dijkstra’s truth about testing
Pareto analysis

Principle: Active Context Listening
Influence and decision making
Identifying context drivers
Business values
Technological solutions
Organizational structures
Dynamic listeners
Taking action

Decision Making
First things first
Workflow models
Identifying stakeholders
Individual decisions
Priority, severity, and consequence
Getting stakeholder buy-in
Adapt to change—making it real

Ruthlessly Triage
Test idea sources
Trade-offs
Impact estimation
Credibility
Rejecting ideas
When and how to triage
Deciding what not to test?
Triage and stakeholder value
Offering alternatives

The Last Best Build
The software delivery palette
Objective assessment
Subjective assessment
Trade-offs

Getting Organized for Extreme Time Pressure
Getting things done
Testing the builds
Smoke testing
FAST: Functional Acceptance Simple Testing
Focused: Regression Testing
Session-based exploratory testing

Class Activities and Discussions
Examples and case studies provided

Class Schedule
Day 1: 1:00pm-4:00pm ET/10:00am-1:00pm PT
Day 2: 1:00pm-4:00pm ET/10:00am-1:00pm PT
Class Fee Includes
  • Easy course access: Attend training right from your computer and easily connect your audio via computer or phone. You can access your training course quickly and easily and can participate freely.
  • Live, expert instruction: See and hear your instructor presenting the course materials and answering your questions in real-time.
  • Valuable course materials: Our live-virtual training uses the same valuable course materials as our classroom training. Students will have direct access to the course materials.
  • Hands-on exercises: An essential component to any learning experience is applying what you have learned. Using the latest technology, your instructor can provide students with hands-on exercises, group activities, and breakout sessions.
  • Real-time communication: Communicate real-time directly with the instructor. Ask questions, provide comments, and participate in the class discussions.
  • Peer interaction: Networking with peers has always been a valuable part of any classroom training. Live-virtual training gives you the opportunity to interact with and learn from the other attendees during breakout sessions, course lecture, and Q&A.
  • Convenient schedule: Course instruction is divided into modules no longer than three hours per day. This schedule makes it easy for you to get the training you need without taking days out of the office and setting aside projects.
  • Small class size: Live-virtual courses are limited to the same small class sizes as our instructor-led training. This provides you with the opportunity for personal interaction with the instructor.
Instructors
Rob_Sabourin
AmiBug.com
Matta Saikali
Testrics Inc.
Dates
Mode
Location
Event
Venue
Call to Schedule
Anytime
Virtual Classroom
Your Location
Anywhere
Course Duration: 1 Day
Description
  • Learn how to focus on “what really matters”
  • Actively identify, listen to, and learn from context drivers
  • Create effective decision-making workflows
  • Dynamically prioritize testing
  • Triage ruthlessly
  • Avoid wasteful re-work in all aspects of test implementation and execution
  • Testing tactics which focus efforts when you have no time and limited resources

Testers often work with severe time limits

A cast-in-concrete delivery date looms on your project’s horizon. You have precious little time remaining, and the development team keeps delivering incomplete builds of unstable code. Is this a “death march” project, or can the testing team actually do something useful, or perhaps even save the day? This course reveals principles that can be applied based on successful testing experiences from outrageously turbulent projects.

Real World Strategies
Based on years of experience, your instructor shows how to “triage” testing focus and bug priorities; how to widen the testing net with a rich “variety” of ideas; how to build a dynamic “heap” of tests; how to always know the “last best build”; and how to actively monitor business, technological, and organizational “context” drivers.

Who Should Attend?
Designed for test leads, test managers, and development managers, This course provides examples from real world experiences based on how testers have been able to deliver value in turbulent contexts. The strategies presented can be applied by test, development or project managers. Class activities are used to help delegates identify how the principles might apply in their own organization, project framework or development lifecycle models. If you are looking for effective testing strategies when time is running out, development is late, and change is rampant, this session is for you.

Course Outline

Overview
Key pain points
What does testing really do?
Testing under pressure
Critical incidents analysis

Principle: Begin with the End in Mind
Fundamental question of software engineering
Are we there yet?
What quality is all about
Dijkstra’s truth about testing
Pareto analysis

Principle: Active Context Listening
Influence and decision making
Identifying context drivers
Business values
Technological solutions
Organizational structures
Dynamic listeners
Taking action

Decision Making
First things first
Workflow models
Identifying stakeholders
Individual decisions
Priority, severity, and consequence
Getting stakeholder buy-in
Adapt to change—making it real

Ruthlessly Triage
Test idea sources
Trade-offs
Impact estimation
Credibility
Rejecting ideas
When and how to triage
Deciding what not to test?
Triage and stakeholder value
Offering alternatives

The Last Best Build
The software delivery palette
Objective assessment
Subjective assessment
Trade-offs

Getting Organized for Extreme Time Pressure
Getting things done
Testing the builds
Smoke testing
FAST: Functional Acceptance Simple Testing
Focused: Regression Testing
Session-based exploratory testing

Class Activities and Discussions
Examples and case studies provided

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
Rob_Sabourin
AmiBug.com

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