How to Reduce the Cost of Software Testing
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|Format:||Hardback, 340 pages|
|Published In: ||USA, 01 September 2011|
Explaining how software engineers can test projects without increasing risk, this reference contains essays from leading authors and thinkers on how to achieve excellence in software testing. It provides helpful tips and philosophies that testers can adapt to their work. Advances in test automation, ideology, and technology are covered as well. Topics covered include how to remove bottlenecks in the testing process; how to make testing nimble; and how to locate and track defects efficiently and effectively. The book also covers the costs of starting a team, budgeting, and reducing costs through better testing.
Table of Contents
WHAT WILL THIS COST US? Is This the Right Question? - Matt Heusser The Cost of Quality - Selena Delesie Testing Economics: What is Your Testing Net Worth? - Govind Kulkarni Opportunity Cost of Testing - Catherine Powell Trading Money for Time: When Saving Money Doesn't (and When It Does) - Michael Larsen An Analysis of Costs in Software Testing - Michael Bolton WHAT SHOULD WE DO? Test Readiness: Be Ready to Test When the Software Is Ready to Be Tested - Ed Barkley Session-Based Test Management - Michael Kelly Postpone Costs to Next Release - Jeroen Rosink Cost Reduction through Reusable Test Assets - Karen Johns You Can't Waste Money on a Defect That Isn't There - Petteri Lyytinen HOW SHOULD WE DO IT? A Nimble Test Plan: Removing the Cost of Overplanning - David Gilbert Exploiting the Testing Bottleneck - Markus Gartner Science-Based Test Case Design: Better Coverage, Fewer Tests - Gary Gack and Justin Hunter Clean Test: Suggestions for Reducing Costs by Increasing Test Craftsmanship - Curtis Stuehrenberg Rightsizing the Cost of Testing: Tips for Executives - Scott Barber Appendices: Immediate Strategies to Reduce Test Cost - Matt Heusser 25 Tips to Reduce Testing Cost Today - Catherine Powell Is It about Cost or Value? - Jonathan Bach Cost of Starting Up a Test Team - Anne-Marie Charrett Index
About the Author
Edited by: Matthew Heusser is a software process naturalist and consulting software tester. In the twelve years he has been working in technology, he has worked as a developer, project manager, and test and quality assurance lead. During that time he also managed to serve as lead organizer of the Grand Rapids' Perl User Group. Heusser also served as lead organizer for the Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference and has presented at STAREast, the Better Software Conference, Google's Test Automation Conference, and the Software Test Professionals Conference. In addition to speaking, Heusser is the author of the influential blog Creative Chaos (http://xndev.blogspot.com) and a contributing editor to Software Test and Quality Assurance magazine. He recently completed a contract as an evening instructor in information systems at Calvin College and served as the lead organizer of the workshop on technical debt. His first contributed work was a chapter in the book Beautiful Testing, published in 2009 by O'Reilly Media. Govind Kulkarni has spent seventeen years in software quality assurance and management. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), and TicK IT professional. He has worked with Fortune 500 clients, and has provided test strategy and test management solutions. He is one of the reviewers of the test maturity model integrated (TMMi), is actively doing research in model-based testing, and is devising his own test estimation method called as TPIT. These days he works as a mentor and has trained some two thousand testers all over the world. He manages his own testing Web site http://www.enjoytesting.com and is actively involved in LinkedIn and other forums. He has written more than twenty-five technical papers and is a frequent speaker at testing conferences. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Publisher: ||Auerbach Publications|