Clareice Chaney has over 30 years of experience in commercial and government contracting with an emphasis in information technology contracting and specific expertise in performance-based contracting techniques. She holds Master’s Degree, PMP certification from the Project Management Institute and is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager through the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). She has presented at the National Contract Management Association World Congress.

QUEST 2015 Conference and EXPO Sessions:

Half-Day Tutorial: Performance-Based Outcomes for Outsourced Agile Testing

Tuesday, April 21: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

As companies embrace more agile development and continue the trend to outsource software development projects, the impact on effective use of testers is significant. Impacts can be traced to testing methodology, practices, reporting, and last but not least the actual contract around which the services are obtained.  Measurable outcomes and assessments are essential, and the development of appropriate testing outcomes requires forethought and planning.  Clareice and Clyneice provide an overview of agile and outsourced testing today, basic contracting concepts, and tips on how to structure a performance-based agile test contract and for successful monitoring once the project is initiated.

  • Explore basic contract concepts and what they mean for agile issues in an agile environment
  • Learn how to develop outcomes that will lead to a better agile test contract
  • Learn how to structure a performance/outcomes -based agile test contract that will improve monitoring efforts