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2010 Test Management Summit - 26/27 January 2010

THE CUT-OFF FOR SUMMIT (27TH) BOOKINGS IS 5PM TUESDAY 25TH
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The FOURTH TEST MANAGEMENT SUMMIT will take place on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th January 2010.

Our Generous Sponsors are:

Original Software and SQS UK, Microsoft UK, Facilita and nFocus

July 2009

The 23rd Test Management forum took place on Wednesday 29th July at the conference centre at Balls's Brothers, Minster Pavement.

April 2009

The 23rd Test Management forum took place on Wednesday 29th
April
at the conference centre at Balls's Brothers, Minster Pavement.

The meeting was sponsored by our patrons:
HP
, SOGETI and SQS UK

We are most grateful to our generous patrons.

PROGRAMME

Reducing Waste in the Test cycle, Paul Rolfe, HP
An open discussion to share ideas of how to reduce waste in terms of the cost, time and effort involved in the test cycle.
Attendees are encouraged to bring along examples and ideas and the format will be informal.
Agile Development and Test in Practice, John sweet, BSkyB
At Sky Network Services agile development methodologies were introduced in January 2006 to build a new broadband provisioning system for the broadband and telephony division of Sky TV. This talk will include a brief introduction to agile methodologies, how the practises and processes were introduced at SNS and how they work today. Although introducing agile methodologies may seem like a long and painful uphill task, this talk will seek to show how, once achieved, the methods work really well to deliver good quality software to challenging timescales in a changing environment at a sustainable pace (i.e. no developer or tester burn out!)
Designing for Testability - Technical Focus, Adam Knight

Two linked sessions addressing the vital topic of designing systems and
applications to facilitate effective testing..
Managing Outsourcing - Case Study, Mike Bartley, Independent
One of the likely consequences of the current economic climate is that companies will look to reduce their fixed costs through outsourcing. This presentation considers how to set up and manage an outsourced (and offshored) software testing capability to give strategic benefits beyond cost savings.
Cost-Based Analysis and ROI of Automation, Aidus McVeigh, Sogeti



Why is it that every time Automation is implemented; whether it is using Enterprise tools, creating a Unit test Suite or an API Framework, the topic of cost-based analysis & ROI is shunned? We are expected to ‘guarantee’ that Automation will become the silver bullet of Technology and save the day. But how can we do this when so much (if not all) of the benefits are intangible? This session will look at this ongoing struggle, why it exists, how to overcome it and why ROI really is your friend.
Designing for Testability - Management Focus, Dave Evans, SQS

Session two will deal with the management, “political”, organisational and
economic dimensions.

 

Materials from the sessions can be downloaded using
the links below

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