Mike Trites has nearly a decade of experience in the software testing industry and holds multiple certifications, including an Advanced Level Certification from the International Software Testing Qualifications Board. In his time as a consultant, Mike has worked with a number of clients, both small and large, in a wide range of environments. He has been involved with projects that included testing everything from web applications and database management software to financial software and video lottery systems. As a Test Manager, Mike has experience managing all aspects of the testing lifecycle and works with clients to help define, implement and improve their internal testing processes.

QUEST 2015 Conference and EXPO Sessions:

General Session: Making Numbers Count: Metrics that Matter

Thursday, April 23: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

As testers and test managers, we are frequently asked to report on the progress and results of our testing to our stakeholders. Questions like “How is testing going?” may seem simple enough, but the answers to these types of questions ultimately depend on our ability to extract useful metrics from our testing and present them in a meaningful way.

In this session, Mike Trites identifies a number of ways metrics can be used to measure progress during a test cycle and, ultimately, to determine when testing should be considered complete. Learn the common pitfalls that metrics misuse can lead to and how you can avoid them by giving proper context when communicating metrics to your stakeholders. Discover key metrics for measuring the effectiveness of your testing and how to use this to improve your testing process on future projects.