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Deliver Higher Quality Software

Northwest Cadence

Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Deliver Higher Quality Software

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Join Northwest Cadence for this all-day Test Event. Includes: Free Copy of Software Testing with Visual Studio 2010 (MSRP: $44.99) Space is Limited!
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Deliver Higher Quality Software
Event Time:                   
8:30AM Welcome Time
      In this Test Seminar you will learn how to:                                                                                    
     ·          Reduce development time through increased communication
     ·          Integrate testing into the development process
     ·          Minimize the cost of tracking, fixing, reproducing Bugs
     ·          Eliminate the pain of requirements management
     ·          Reduce repetitive work through Test Automation and manually creating Test Environments
     ·          Eliminate the guess work out of your software quality
Improving Quality, Productivity and Tester Effectiveness
Microsoft Senior Program Manager, Charles Sterling
The integration of test tools with development tools, architectural tools, work tracking, reporting and the build process is JUST the starting point for a world class test suite. In this all demo session Charles and your local Microsoft person will show how to save time picking the builds to test, automates the creation of new test environments  and optimize the organization of your test cases -and does in a way that seamlessly enables the hand off to developers and visible to project managers no additional work.
Managing Requirements and Test Cases
Requirements management is the corner stone to good software development. In this session famous tester, developer and author Jeff Levinson will illustrate how to use the Microsoft Test suite to assure the software you are building verifies and meets the needs and Expectations of its customers and internal or external stakeholders in a high quality way.
Topics covered include:
Breaking Down Requirements | Writing Test Cases | Writing Unit Tests | Automating the Software Build | Executing Manual Tests
One of the most expensive processes in the development of software is the identifying, fixing, tracking and (re)testing of bugs. While it is
often considered impossible to write completely bug-free software of any real complexity this session will walk through how to dramatically
reduce the cost of dealing with bugs.
Topics covered include:
Filing Actionable Bugs | Reducing the Cost of Reproducing | Fixing Bugs | Verifying Bug Fixes | Eliminating Re-Occurance
Lunch and Book Signing
Have your new book signed by famous tester, developer and Book Author Jeff Levinson
Test Cases Automating Test Cases
Test Automation is the holy grail of software testing. By eliminating much of the repetition of Manual testing testers can focus on making sure new business value is being added in high quality manner. While this session won’t deliver a golden bullet to eliminate all the repetition will show you how you can save your testers significant time. 
Topics Covered Include:
Automate Test Cases | Associate Unit Tests with Test Case Work Items | Developer Hand-Off
Managing your Test Environments
For most test teams the single most expensive task is the creation of new test environments. The cost in many cases is so high test teams will knowingly test old builds and report bugs that have already been fixed – starting a game of DevTest Ping Pong that nobody wins. This session will show how to reduce this cost to near zero AND give developers a tool that will give them an environment of a bug AS IT IS OCCURING!  
Topics covered include:
Build Integration | Automation of Environment Creation | Remote Test Automation | Remote Test Analysis |
Hand-Off of Environments in EXACT State Bug is Occurring
Quality insight through Reporting
Good communication is considered to be one of the lynch pins to any successful project –and the Achilles heel of most failure. In this
Session, learn how to easily visual information that gives insight in to the health of the projects.  
Common questions that can be trivially answered with these reports are:
·          Is my project tracking to be done on time?
·          When is my project going to finish
·          Where are my slowdowns coming from
·          Are my testers constantly redo work?
·          Are my testers getting good builds to test?
·          Are my testers testing the right builds?
·          Which parts of my application/team are at greatest risk?
Testing in your Organization: Best Practices
During the course the day ton of content was thrown at you. This session is a chance for you to ask questions, for the presenters to share how these techniques have worked for other organizations or have Jeff Levinson sign your complimentary copy of his latest book, Software Testing with Visual Studio 2010.
Have questions about Deliver Higher Quality Software? Contact Northwest Cadence

When & Where

15580 NE 31st St.
43/1560-Jefferson Room
Redmond, WA 98052

Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Northwest Cadence

Northwest Cadence serves organizations of every size and industry across the globe. Our customers achieve reliable releases, high quality, dependable delivery of real business value, and sustainable practices that boost motivation and morale. They enjoy improved communication and alignment, supported by trustworthy metrics to quantify their successes.

Our core values and mission drive our decisions and guide our behavior. At the heart of who we are, you will find: Honesty. Excellence. Accountability. Respect. Teamwork. These values impact the way we serve our customers and treat each other.

Recognized by Microsoft as the first Gold ALM Partner in the United States focusing exclusively on Software Development Process and Application Lifecycle Management, Northwest Cadence has provided professional services dating back to Microsoft ALM product inception with Visual Studio Team System in 2005. The emergence of Azure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provides an opportunity for our clients to extend and scale their ALM capabilities in the cloud, and we are delighted to incorporate this growing product suite into our offerings. Our focus ensures clients benefit from consistently deep technical expertise, sound process acumen, and best practices learned through hundreds of practical experiences on end-to-end ALM, continuous delivery, DevOps, agile, and executive leadership projects.

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