Rapid Software Testing Class with Paul Holland
A practical software testing experience with Paul Holland
When someone tosses you a program and
says "you have one hour to test this" can you do it? Are you
confident in your work? Can you explain what you did and why?
This unique 3-day course introduces you to Rapid Software Testing, the skill of testing any software, any time, under any conditions, such that your work stands up to scrutiny.
Join Paul as he teaches the skill of Rapid Software Testing on University of Ottawa's campus, Ontario, Canada.
|When is it:||April 1st-3rd, 2013 (Monday-
9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Where is it:
University Centre Building
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
What is it:
This unique 3-day course introduces you to Rapid Software Testing, the skill of testing any software, any time, under any conditions, such that your work stands up to scrutiny. Based on the ideas of James Bach, Jon Bach, Michael Bolton, and Cem Kaner, with substantial contributions by other members of the Context-Driven School of software testing, this is the closest thing in the business to a martial art of software testing. Because we emphasize exercises, it is challenging for experienced testers, but works for new testers, too. This course provides hands-on demonstrations and drills as well as portable heuristics that help you create tests quickly.
You will learn:
Concise, universal heuristics and models for instant test design
How to tackle any product or product idea instantly
How to analyze a test heuristic or practice
How to test despite ambiguous or missing specifications
How to deal with overwhelming complexity or confusion
How to know when to stop or suspend the test process
How to prepare and deliver an impromptu test report
What should we expect:
Rapid testing is a complete
methodology designed for a world of barely sufficient
resources, information, and time. It's an approach to
testing that begins with developing personal skills and
extends to the ultimate mission of software testing:
lighting the way of the project by evaluating the product.
The approach is consistent with and a follow-on to many of
the concepts and principles introduced in the book Lessons
Learned in Software Testing: a Context-Driven Approach by
Kaner, Bach, and Pettichord.
Who is ideal student:
The ideal student is anyone who feels driven to be an excellent software tester or software test manager.
The class is useful to all levels of tester, but seems to be most appreciated by experienced testers who want to become expert testers. The class works well when strong-minded and skeptical students attend the class. They challenge the instructor and make the class better, just like testers should. We try to make the class the most stimulating intellectual experience you can handle.
Another ideal student is the tester whose job is to check the work done by offshore outsourcing firms. You don't have time to do a full-blown test project. So, learn how to make a brief test project work.
|What does registration include?||
Dynamic -3- Day Course
Daily Continental Breakfast at 8:30am
Daily Lunch Meal
Daily Afternoon snack
|How much is it:||
Early Bird Registration
March 3rd - March 29th, 2013
For AST Member and Student discounts, email Paul Holland for Promotion Codes.
Some of the participants registered for this Rapid Software Testing Class are below:
|Anne-France Gobeil||Quebec, Canada|
|Fernando Gonzalez||Corel||Ottawa, Canada|
|Eric Surprenant||Ottawa, Canada|
|Jean Demers||Rheinmetall Canada Inc.||Quebec, Canada|
|Benoit Adam||Rheinmetall Canada Inc.||Quebec, Canada|
Questions? Email: Paul Holland