Mush Honda is QA Director at KMS Technology, a provider of IT services across the software development lifecycle. Mush joined KMS Technology in 2010 with a focus on Software Testing, Business Analysis, Test Automation, Data Analytics, Usability, Programming in C++, Java, Visual Basic, and PLSQL. He has performed testing and business analyst roles for several companies including Alere, Nexidia, Colibrium Partners, Connecture, Ernst & Young, Superior Insurance, and Systems Task Group. He is on the Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 Software Testing Atlanta Conference. Mush earned a BS degree in Computer Science from Southern Polytechnic State University and diploma in Computer Engineering from Saboo Siddik College of Engineering, Bombay University, India.

QUEST 2015 Conference and EXPO Sessions:

General Session: Applying Mind Maps for an Efficient Testing Team

Friday, April 24: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Test teams have traditionally used document templates to communicate the test strategy and coverage for releases. However, these documents are rarely reviewed by project team members other than testers. Using the technique of mind maps, test teams can effectively initiate discussions with the business and development team members to establish testing priority and coverage and to ensure that all project team members understand and are involved in the testing strategy. In this presentation, Mush discusses how mind maps can be leveraged to visually document key business workflows and features for test coverage, reinforce domain expertise and business concepts with distributed teams, establish test prioritization and coverage per sprint/release, and report testing progress.

Roundtable Discussion: Commercial Tools Roundtable

Friday, April 24: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

There are many commercial third party tools in the marketplace in addition to HP’s tools. If you are currently using a third party tool or you are interested in learning more about these tools, come join the Third Party Tools Roundtable. This will be an open discussion forum, so be sure to bring your questions and your experiences to share. This session will be facilitated by a Testing Tools Exchange panelist and provides you the opportunity to learn more about his/her tool success story.

Panel Discussion: Testing Tools Information Exchange Panel

Friday, April 24: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Despite the number of commercial and open source tools available today for requirements management, test management, test automation and defect management, spreadsheets are still the most frequently used “tool” in documenting requirements, test cases and defects. Testing organizations may want to use tools to improve productivity and collaboration, but often lack the time, budget, skills, standards, and processes to effectively implement or expand their usage of testing tools. Tools can easily become abandoned or replaced by another tool having greater promise.

QUEST is on a mission to foster the exchange of success stories in implementing and using testing tools, regardless of the specific tool. Come join QUEST’s Testing Tools Information Exchange and hear about innovative and value-added approaches to implementing and using testing tools.

Immediately following the panel, join the panelists in roundtable discussions for a more deep dive into the tool of most interest to you.