COURSE OBJECTIVE

Are you a test manager or test director? Do you feel that your team lurches from one project to the next, working very hard but at the same time disappointing stakeholders, reinventing work products, and generally muddling through? Maybe your problem is that you do not have a clearly articulated test policy and strategy. What objectives are you trying to accomplish? How do you intend to accomplish those objectives? In this extremely hands-on, practical workshop, you will learn how to create actionable, relevant, concise test policy and strategy documents for your organization, and work on those documents. Our trainer will discuss the creation of test policy and strategy documents, then work interactively with workshop participants to create them. After each exercise, workshop participants will discuss and review each other as work. Companies are encouraged to send two or more test managers who can work together to define standard templates and worked examples for these two documents for their organizations.

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Are you a test manager or test director? Do you feel that your team lurches from one project to the next, working very hard but at the same time disappointing stakeholders, reinventing work products, and generally muddling through? Maybe your problem is that you do not have a clearly articulated test policy and strategy. What objectives are you trying to accomplish? How do you intend to accomplish those objectives? In this extremely hands-on, practical workshop, you will learn how to create actionable, relevant, concise test policy and strategy documents for your organization, and work on those documents. Our trainer will discuss the creation of test policy and strategy documents, then work interactively with workshop participants to create them. After each exercise, workshop participants will discuss and review each other as work. Companies are encouraged to send two or more test managers who can work together to define standard templates and worked examples for these two documents for their organizations.

Who should attend:

VP - Enterprise Solutions
Lead Test Engineer
Head of Engineering
Director Engineering
Test Engineer
Product Manager in charge of Test automation
Senior Test Manager
Senior Associate
QA Manager
VP - Enterprise Solutions
Test Engineer
Product Manager in charge of Test automation
Assistant Project Manager
Associate Consultant
AVP
Deputy Manager, Quality
IT Manager
Principal Consultant
QA Engineer
QA Lead
EXFO Connect
Software Engineer
Sr. Project lead - Test
Sr. Test Manager
VP - Enterprise Solutions

Agenda

Introduction
Lecture: Creating a Test Policy
Exercise: Defining Test Objectives
Exercise: Defining Goals Metrics for Test Objectives
Exercise: Drafting a Test Policy
Lecture: Creating a Test Strategy
Exercise: Selecting Types of Test Strategies
Exercise: Customizing a Test Strategy Template
Exercise: Outlining a Test Strategy: Test Levels and Setup
Exercise: Outlining a Test Strategy: Test Management
Exercise: Outlining a Test Strategy: Configuration Management and Defect Management
Exercise: Outlining a Test Strategy: Test Management and Results Reporting
Exercise: Outlining a Test Strategy: Test Organization, Roles, Responsibility, and Training
Conclusions and Next Steps