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STARCANADA 2017 - Process & Metrics

Tuesday, October 17


Test Estimation in the Face of Uncertainty

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Anyone who has ever attempted to estimate software testing effort realizes just how difficult the task can be. The number of factors that can affect the estimate is virtually unlimited. Rob Sabourin says that the keys to good estimates are understanding the primary variables, comparing them to known standards, and normalizing the estimates based on the differences. This is easy to say but difficult to accomplish because estimates are frequently required even when we know very little about the project—and what we do know is constantly changing. Throw in a healthy dose of politics, add a bit...

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Measurement and Metrics for Test Managers

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

To be most effective, test managers must develop and use metrics to help direct the testing effort and make informed recommendations about the software’s release readiness and associated risks. Because one important testing activity is to “measure” the quality of the software, test managers must measure the results of both the development and testing processes. Collecting, analyzing, and using metrics are complicated because many developers and testers are concerned that the metrics will be used against them. Join Mike Sowers as he addresses common metrics—measures of product quality,...

Wednesday, October 18

Bernd Bornhausen
TD Insurance

Applying Earned Value Management to Testing

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Project managers have two main goals when it comes to their projects: deliver on time, and deliver within the budget. To track progress against these two objectives, the project management profession has developed a technique called earned value management (EVM). This method allows you to objectively measure project performance, predict cost and time, and evaluate the general health of a project. Join Bernd Bornhausen as he shares his experience with applying EVM to testing and how it changed his approach to reporting the test status of his projects. Bernd provides real-life examples and...