Traditional quantitative software testing metrics can lie.
On software projects where the quality of the software built is high or when we have an infinite amount of time to test, we can survive the distraction of quantitative metrics. However, on project where the quality of the software built is low or there are time pressures, reporting only quantitative metrics can cause more problems.
If you have high risk systems, with lots of issues and little time to test, you need to consider Qualitative Risk-Based Test Reporting. This approach can also be applied to Agile, Traditional and Exploratory Context-Driven test approaches.
Using real-life examples, Nancy will show how to move your metrics from fully quantitative to fully qualitative. The talk not only includes stories from actual large-scale, highly contentious projects, but also shows examples of metrics reports in a completely qualitative style.
- Why making decisions with only quantitative metrics is dangerous.
- The power of qualitative metrics in testing.
- How to determine which qualitative metrics matter.
- How to incorporate qualitative metrics in your test reporting, including templates and examples.
A passionate Exploratory Test Manager with 18 years of diverse IT experience, Nancy enjoys working with teams that are implementing or enhancing their testing practices and provides adaptive testing approaches to exploratory, context driven, and traditional testing teams. She has coached test teams in various environments and facilitated numerous local and international workshops and presentations. From small scale to multi-million dollar projects; Nancy has played many roles within testing including Project Test Manager, Test Manager, Test Lead and Tester. Her most recent work has been exclusively with Exploratory Testing implementations at large scale companies.