Automation and the Magic of Metrics

Aug 18 2009 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)


Metrics, when gathered and analyzed correctly, can provide invaluable information and can assist in the best decision making. This is especially true in the world of test automation. How do we determine if our current process is the “best” process? Which manual test cases should we automate and which should we leave manual? What strategy should we use in implementing test automation? Are we realizing a return-on-investment? Has our testing process improved with automation? These are all important questions when needing to compare processes, track progress, and determine R.O.I. This presentation will provide key metrics which should be tracked to answer these questions and more. A practical worksheet will be provided to you that will assist in the analysis of amazing, magical metrics!

About the speaker…

Bob Crews, President of Checkpoint Technologies, is a consultant and trainer with over eighteen years of IT experience including full life-cycle development involving development, requirements management,
and software testing. He has consulted and trained for over 160 different organizations in areas such as effectively using automated testing solutions, test planning, implementing automated frameworks, and developing practices which ensure the maximum return-on-investment with automated solutions. Bob has presented at numerous conferences and user groups throughout the world including QAI, EuroStar (Copenhagen), HP Software Universe, and LatinStar (Mexico City). Bob was named as one of the top five speakers at the QAI Annual Software Testing Conference in 2004.