Webinar Series

The QUEST 2013 Conference and EXPO is the best source for new technologies and proven methods for Quality Engineered Software and Testing. In the months leading up to the QUEST 2013 Conference and EXPO April 15-19 in Downtown ChicagoQAI Global Institute  is proud to host a series on complimentary webinars focused on a variety of important topics in software quality and testing.

Each webinar in this exclusive series will be presented live by a featured QUEST 2013 speaker – providing expert insights to assist IT, QA, and Software Testing professionals in the field. We invite you to participate in any or all of the webinars, and join us at the QUEST 2013 Conference to continue the conversation!

QUEST 2013 Webinar Series includes:

Live webinars are available through both desktop and select mobile devices. Once you register for a webinar, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the event. View system requirements in advance to ensure you that your desktop or mobile device is ready to connect with the event.


“Test Planning Versus Test Strategy. Are They the Same?” with Clyneice Chaney, Quality Squared

Recorded for on-demand viewing.

View the recorded webinar and download presentation slides.

 

We’ve all heard about strategic planning it’s the preparation for battle plans or achieving goals. People talk about strategies when they want to change something or achieve something. So when we talk about test planning and test strategies are we talking about the same thing? If we have a plan do we need a strategy? If we have a strategy do we need a test plan? In today’s market with the need for leaner, quicker and effective testing what are options to consider with regards to test strategy and test plan documentation. This session discusses test planning and test strategy development and suggests approaches for today’s testers and test managers.

Key learning points

Webinar attendees will learn:

  • Test planning definition and to-dos
  • Test strategy definition and to-dos
  • How to use test strategies as a part of today’s testing
  • Feasible formats for test plan/ strategy documentation

About the speaker

Clyneice Chaney, Quality SquaredClyneice Chaney brings over 20 years of testing, quality assurance, and process improvement experience. Clyneice holds certifications from the American Society for Quality as a Certified Quality Manager, QAI Global Institute’s Certified Quality Analyst, and Project Management Institute’s Professional Project Manager. She has participated as an examiner for state quality awards for Georgia and Virginia. She is currently an instructor for the International Institute for Software Testing and has presented technical papers at the Software Engineering Institute: SEPG Conference, American Society for Quality: Quality Manager’s conference, Quality Assurance Institute International Testing Conference, International Conference on Software Process Improvement and Software Test and Performance Testing Conferences.

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“Top Ten Challenges of Test Automation” with Bob Crews, Checkpoint Technologies

Recorded for on-demand viewing.

Your organization has implemented software test automation and is not realizing the value it expected. Or perhaps, it’s just starting to consider implementation and you wish to be proactive (always a wise decision). The scope and complexities of software testing are increasing as new technologies and environments emerge, applications become more advanced, and users become more astute! Including test automation as part of your strategy can improve your testing process but you’re then faced with numerous considerations. What challenges should we expect and how do we overcome them? If left unaddressed, what impact will these challenges present? Does our software testing team have the necessary skills to be successful? How will we define and measure success? This presentation will address common challenges and provide strategies on how to overcome them in order to develop a strategic roadmap to successful implementation!

Key learning points

Webinar attendees will learn:

  • Ten of the most common real-world challenges encountered by organizations based on the authors 16 years of experience in implementing test automation. The impact of these challenges, along with suggested solutions, will also be addressed.
  • The recommended criteria for performing a Test Automation Assessment to better allow your organization to create an implementation strategy.
  • Ideas to better develop a skill assessment strategy in order to put together and manage an effective test automation team

About the speaker

Bob Crews, Checkpoint TechnologiesBob Crews, President of Checkpoint Technologies, is a consultant and trainer with over 22 years of IT experience including full life-cycle development involving development, requirements management, and software testing. He has consulted and trained for over 200 different organizations in areas such as effectively using automated testing solutions, test planning, risk analysis, implementing automated frameworks, and developing practices which ensure the maximum return-on-investment with automated solutions. Bob has presented at numerous conferences and user groups throughout the world including QAI, EuroStar (Copenhagen), HP Software Universe, and LatinStar (Mexico City). Bob was named as one of the top five speakers at the QAI Annual Software Testing Conference in 2004.

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“Addressing Mobile App Testing Challenges” with Lee Barnes, Utopia Solutions

Recorded for on-demand viewing.

If the mobile technology train hasn’t arrived at your organization yet, it soon will. Are you ready to jump onboard and face the unique testing challenges presented by mobile applications? In this session, Lee will lead a journey to help you understand where mobile quality is, where it’s going, why it matters to you, and what you can do to help ensure mobile quality in your organization. Lee’s presentation will highlight testing challenges specific to mobile apps and present mobile testing best practices. You will understand why testing in a mobile environment is different from traditional software testing and learn how to address the unique testing challenges presented by mobile applications. Attend this talk and walk away with a solid mobile testing baseline and best practices for addressing the challenges that lie ahead.

Key learning points

Webinar attendees will learn:

  • Understand the unique challenges presented by testing mobile apps
  • Learn ways to adapt our practices to address mobile testing challenges
  • Discuss an approach for selecting the appropriate mobile devices to test

About the speaker

Lee Barnes, Utopia SolutionsLee Barnes has over 18 years of experience in the software quality assurance and testing field. He has successfully implemented test automation and performance testing solutions in hundreds of environments across a wide array of industries. He is a recognized thought leader in his field and speaks regularly on related topics. As Founder and CTO of Utopia Solutions, Lee is responsible for the firm’s delivery of software quality solutions which include mobile quality, performance management, and test automation.

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“The Future of Requirements Definition & Management” with Bryan Fangman, Borland – A Micro Focus Company

Recorded for on-demand viewing.

Delivering quality software begins with clear and agreed to requirements. Industry averages for project rework range from 20–40%, and of that number 70–85% is related to requirements. Working from requirements that are “well formed” early in the project lifecycle will significantly reduce the frequency of defects, and clearly identify testing scope. Visualizations (such as storyboards and interactive simulations) ensure requirements are understood and provide a model for creation (generation) of test cases. If your organization has embraced Agile development methodologies, you must be prepared to find the balance between large sets of formal requirements and less formal Agile user stories. In a fast paced environment – understanding, tracking and assessing impact of changing business needs has never been more important. This presentation will explore some of the challenges affecting requirements definition and offer techniques to meet these challenges with success!

Key learning points

Webinar attendees will learn:

  • How to use a visual approach to requirements definition for better requirements and aligned testing
  • Impacts of Agile on traditional requirements management and testing approaches – the requirements “bell curve”
  • Trends in requirements definition and management

About the speaker

Bryan Fangman, BorlandBryan Fangman is a senior product manager at Borland responsible for Requirements Definition and Management (RDM) strategic planning and software development, product support, marketing and customer relations with over 15 years of experience developing and integrating enterprise software applications. Formerly a systems engineering staff senior with Lockheed Martin, he focused on the alignment and integration of standard engineering processes with application lifecycle management tools supporting the CMMI Level 5 standard. He helped establish the Center of Excellence for Application Development and supported all phases of the application development life cycle including planning, requirements definition, analysis & design, development, testing, deployment and support. He co-presented with Forrester Research on the topic of object-based requirements, has presented to IIBA chapters on requirements visualization, and is currently speaking at executive luncheons on the topic of balancing requirements management and delivery in organizations with both Waterfall and Agile methodologies.