Ian has over seven years of experience providing quality assurance and testing custom built solutions. He has served clients in industries ranging from Telecommunication to Financial Services with his primary focus being Health Plans. He has led the design of test strategies and managed diverse teams responsible for functional, regression, and automation testing. Ian holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Clark Atlanta University.

QUEST 2015 Conference and EXPO Sessions:

General Session: Countering the Testing Time Crunch

Wednesday, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The art of test planning has always been a special skill in preparing for the unexpected. Time for testing is commonly impacted by increases in scope, delays in development, and hard deadlines. This presentation analyzes areas that should be assessed and rules of thumb for consideration when planning for test events. Efficient impact assessment of changes during all phases can determine whether changes are able to be absorbed. Building an execution schedule that incorporates the unique organizational developmental considerations including troubleshooting, deployments, and resource mix can account for potential delays. Finally, leveraging Risk Based Testing to prioritize tests based on production impact can minimize risk of untested critical functionality. Leveraging these strategies in test planning will minimize the firefighting around testing phase