Art and Science of Testing Business Software
This virtual course will focus on the “functional” (Black Box) testing techniques that involve and benefit business clients. The program examines the role of the Business Analyst as a testing facilitator between their business partners and IT, and blends practical theory, proven methods, and leading-edge collaborative practices. This highly engaging program will be held over four days in five-hour sessions, allowing you to receive the full value of the course and still have the ability to address work commitments each day.
The course begins with a critical look at current testing challenges and industry trends. The business case for testing is positioned within an overall software Quality Assurance program. The program provides a detailed 42-point checklist for developing a winning test strategy. The strategy includes sizing the testing effort, environmental preparations, documentation needs, control procedures, and the final creation of a rock solid test plan.
Key components of a testable Requirements Specification will be defined, followed with an in-depth explanation of how to “scrub” a specification to eliminate common natural language ambiguities and mistakes. The program examines the major testing events associated with custom developed software and software packages, and concludes with a unique application of Lean Six Sigma techniques to develop post-implementation test cases to fine tune a production system. Short, focused exercises give participants the opportunity to practice these important testing techniques. Overall, the workshop stresses business client involvement, thoughtful planning, effective test case development, and crisp execution as the cornerstones to a solid testing process.
You will learn how to:
- Prepare a comprehensive Test Strategy and Test Plan
- Define and assess the “testability” of a Business Requirements Specification
- Perform a high-payback Ambiguity Review (i.e., Requirements Scrubbing)
- Develop effective functional Black Box test cases
- List and describe the testing events associated with Software Package acquisitions
- Develop post-implementation test cases to fine tune a production system.
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This program costs $1,495 per person. CIMS Sponsor Companies and Babson College affiliates will receive a 10% discount.
Contact Tracy Dinu at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-878-4551. She will provide you with confirmation and logistical details and be available for your questions.
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