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Measuring and Improving Your Testing Process Fast Track presented by Robin Goldsmith

Live, Virtual Course

Thursday November 16, 2023 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern Time

Testing effectiveness is determined by one’s testing process—the way we do things that produces our results.  To improve test results, we must improve our testing process; and that requires meaningful, valid, and reliable objective measurement.  Defect data are the most obvious testing artifact to measure, but they must be put in context and coupled with other key factors that are critical to enabling improvement.  Not only do we tend to miss important measures, but we also often overwhelm ourselves with too many measurements. 

This interactive presentation describes a minimum set of metrics that testing needs to know, ways to make those measures within appropriate contexts, and methods to analyze and report to guide improvement.  Techniques are suggested for overcoming resistance when getting started.  Exercises enhance learning by allowing participants to practice applying practical techniques to realistic examples.

Participants will learn:

  • Relation of measurement to processes and distinguishing real from presumed processes.

  • Key variable dimensions that a measurement set needs to address.

  • Relating testing project measures to assessing, managing, and improving the testing process.
  • Ways to analyze and evaluate effectiveness of testing practices.

  • Presenting and reporting measurements so people pay attention.


This course has been designed for test, project, and system managers, as well as for testers, analysts, designers, programmers, auditors, and users who are concerned about the efficiency and effectiveness of testing within the overall development process.