Optimum Test Suite Sizing Described by Taco Consumption

“Just test everything!”
That is a fairly useless and daunting phrase to hear. They get uttered by people that do not necessarily understand the process of engineering quality into the final piece of software. It is important to be able to describe to managers, to co-workers, and even to oneself what the cutoff should be for test suites. To do this, we will re-visit late-night taco binges, taco by delicious taco. We will use fun ways to determine the following:
— Optimum marginal utility as applied to test value
— The role of the Quality Engineer/Tester in determining value (combined with Product Owner and Tech Lead) of any given test or suite
— The increase in cost to innovation as the maintenance of the test suite (automated or otherwise) rises
— Discuss increasing marginal value of the test suite by implicit and explicit testing methodology

Session Takeaways:

  • Optimum marginal utility as applied to test value.
  • The role of the Quality Engineer/Tester in determining value (combined with Product Owner and Tech Lead).
  • The increase in cost to innovation as the maintenance of the test suite (automated or otherwise) rises.
  • Discuss increasing marginal value of the test suite by implicit and explicit testing methodology.

Strategy
Location: Majestic 2 Date: September 22, 2016 Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Gregory Schmidt