Quality Street: Software Quality Unwrapped
The newspapers are full of stories of late, over budget IT projects that don’t meet business requirements. With hundreds of IT standards, tens of thousands of qualified testing professionals, a revamped customer focused ISO 9000 and the new CMMI models how can we ever go wrong on an IT project? How do you avoid the hype and identify the practical stuff that will help test managers to influence the quality of the software under test? This session will discuss requirements quality, test team capability and whether offshoring makes a difference.
Facilitated by Stephen Allott, Electromind
Post-Deployment Monitoring - is it part of Test?
OK, testing is done, the users are happy, and we've had the end-of-project party. Are we finished? The 'traditional' development lifecycle ends with delivery, but the business lifecycle is now in full swing. Many of the tools and techniques used to test the system can now be reused to monitor that same system in production. Technically, post-deployment monitoring fits easily into test. But most organisations have operations and support teams who have their own tools and processes. Should testing carry on? Should we leave it to the 'professionals'? Is this a natural extension of test or a prickly political issue?
Facilitated by Paul Gerrard, Gerrard Consulting