Integration Testing with Rapid Test Generation using mind-maps

Nov 18 2014 (6:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
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Integration Testing with Rapid Test Generation using mind-maps
Bringing our recent SoTeC 2014 presentation to the SCQAA-OC community this month.

Our Company has adopted a novel approach that combines using mind maps in conjunction with pairwise test design methods. After carefully piloting the approach and overcoming some hurdles, we are applying it to large integration efforts and are gaining measurable benefits in terms of time, resources, and value. We’re able to achieve significantly more thorough testing, resulting in faster time to market, higher quality with same or less amount of effort. This presentation, geared towards testing practitioners and managers who want to take actionable ideas with them back to their teams, highlights what we’ve learned through our successes and failures along the way.

In addition to the review of case studies from the introduction of these techniques, we will also be asking everyone to participate in the building of a mind map during the meeting to help demonstrate the technique and value directly; with a quick demonstration of the high level concept of how to apply this information to pairwise testing.

About our Speakers:: Tanmay Bhide & Tony Davis
Tanmay Bhide has been a QA practitioner for over 10 years across multiple domains – public services, financial services and consulting services. He is currently serving as an Integration Test Lead for a multi-year multi-million dollar effort at his current employer in addition to consulting on several large integration testing efforts. Tanmay’s use of mind-maps and pair-wise testing have bore the fruit of rapid test generation for a complex set of applications in integration testing with unforeseen collaboration between partner applications. Based on the successes of these techniques, the entire quality organization is looking to adopt and use this approach on all its efforts in the future.

Tony Davis has maintained a QA focused career for over 20 years in various industries from Semi-Conductors, Biotech, Insurance and Financial at leader and contributor levels while maintaining a presence in local QM Volunteer Community and helping out peers. Tony is currently focusing on large scale integration testing programs for his employer. His current career path has led him to the opportunity of embedding concepts of integration testing in all test phases – from test planning to test execution – for participating teams .

Admission

Pre-pay by Paypal: $25.00 (includes dinner). Note that if you pre-pay and do not show, there is no refund available. NOTE: If you use paypal to register after 5PM on Monday before the meeting, please bring your Paypal receipt with you to the meeting.

If not pre-paid: $30 at the door. Please email RSVP. If you don't RSVP, we unfortunately cannot guarantee dinner.

Admission

Pre-pay by Paypal: $25.00 (includes dinner). Note that if you pre-pay and do not show, there is no refund available. NOTE: If you use paypal to register after 5PM on Monday before the meeting, please bring your Paypal receipt with you to the meeting.

If not pre-paid: $30 at the door. Please email RSVP. If you don't RSVP, we unfortunately cannot guarantee dinner.

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Please do not arrive before 5:45 PM

Let us know you are coming....Early!

Each month, a week before the meeting, the RSVP count is confirmed to ensure we request enough food and work to provide a large enough room for the meeting. When we encounter a number of people signing up in the days immediately preceding the meeting, we occasionally get assigned to a smaller room or might run low on food.

You will help us out a great deal if you let us know you're coming by the 2nd Thursday of the month. If you can't, let us know as soon as you can. In any case, we want you to come! Just be patient as we adjust.


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