Carolyn Swadron is Senior Manager, Quality Assurance & Quality Control for the Internet & Mobile Project Delivery group at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. There, she leads a team of professionals who certify online and mobile banking applications and updates on a wide variety of devices. Carolyn holds a certification from the Canadian Information Processing Society, is an Information Systems Professional, an Information Technology Certified Professional and an International Professional Practice Partnership Professional. She has an Honours BSc. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Toronto. Carolyn is an active member of CIBC’s QA Council and Discipline Leaders Council and has a strong commitment to continuing education and training. Her experience includes people change management, quality assurance, process reengineering, project management, development support, methodologies and standards, CMM, application development, and teaching ecommerce at the college level.

QUEST 2015 Conference and EXPO Sessions:

Half-Day Tutorial: Creating an Estimating Procedure That Really Works

Tuesday, April 21: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Every project manager needs an accurate estimate of testing effort, time, and cost. Providing this estimate is a challenge when there are many unknowns and variables. The problem is compounded when teams need to work with multiple system development lifecycle methodologies, all of which bring their own unique challenges. Carolyn defines an estimating procedure for your testing efforts and provides guidelines and templates that you can adapt to your projects in order to produce realistic estimates for testing activities for your projects. An approach to continuous improvement of the test estimating procedure and the estimates is included. This tutorial is for all quality assurance and quality control professions who are responsible for producing project estimates and defining estimating processes. Join Carolyn and get a better way of estimating the testing effort, time, and cost for your next project.

  • Discover the necessary prerequisites for accurate estimating
  • Determine which testing tasks require estimates
  • Learn the guidelines and processes critical to producing accurate estimates

 

Workshop: Risk Based Testing Throughout the Project Life Cycle

Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

In an ideal world, each project would have time to execute all test cases for all combinations of logic and devices. In reality, there is rarely enough time or resources to do this. We need to be proactive in determining what we test in order to maximize the value of our testing. Risk based testing is an approach that maximizes the likelihood of identifying important defects and minimizes the risk of unpleasant surprises. Managing testing risk requires continuously analyzing the health of projects, and their deliverables, and addressing the identified risks. Learn the guidelines for adopting risk based testing, identifying the best use of available resources, and updating testing plans to reflect and mitigate current risks throughout the project lifecycle and even before a project starts. Join Carolyn to discover how her team delivers applications with no unexpected defects being found in production.

General Session: Risk Based Testing Throughout the Project Life Cycle

Wednesday, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

In an ideal world, each project would have time to execute all test cases for all combinations of logic and devices. In reality, there is rarely enough time or resources to do this. We need to be proactive in determining what we test in order to maximize the value of our testing. Risk based testing is an approach that maximizes the likelihood of identifying important defects and minimizes the risk of unpleasant surprises.  Managing testing risk requires continuously analyzing the health of projects, and their deliverables, and addressing the identified risks. Learn the guidelines for adopting risk based testing, identifying the best use of available resources, and updating testing plans to reflect and mitigate current risks throughout the project lifecycle and even before a project starts.  Join Carolyn to discover how her team delivers applications with no unexpected defects being found in production.