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Deliver Higher Quality Software

Northwest Cadence

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

Redmond, WA

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
9:30AM-5:00PM            
      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
 
AGENDA
 
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
 
Bugs
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


Microsoft
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 is a national leader in Microsoft ALM and Software Process solutions. Recognized by Microsoft as a Gold ALM Partner, Northwest Cadence focuses exclusively on Application Lifecycle Management with clients across the United States. With experience providing consulting services on Microsoft ALM Tools dating back to product inception (VSTS 2005), Northwest Cadence has actively worked with clients and Microsoft on product development, implementation, and process incorporation.  Northwest Cadence has a  solid commitment to honesty and excellence. This commitment, coupled with the vast experience,  means Northwest Cadence clients know to expect an exceptional experience, every time.

 

Northwest Cadence provides training and consulting services across the United States. The exclusive focus on Software Process and Microsoft ALM tools ensures clients benefit from deep technical expertise, sound process acumen, and hundreds of practical experiences on ALM projects.  Northwest Cadence expertise includes Team Foundation Server (TFS), Microsoft Visual Studio, Mixed Platforms, User Experience, Requirements Management, Quality and Test, Code Quality, Architecture and Design, Project Management, Software Configuration Management, Deployment, and Operations. Additional services include consulting on Process methodologies such as Scrum, Agile, Lean, and Kanban.

 

 

To learn more, visit www.nwcadence.com.

 

 

To reach a Northwest Cadence ALM MVP directly, please email clientservices@nwcadence.com.

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