Next Meeting - May 13, 2014

QA Test Estimation and Metrics
Speaker: Jonathan Taylor, Technical Director of Quality Assurance, Computer Technology Solutions (CTS)

QA Test Estimation and Metrics
When setting expectations of Quality is one of the easiest / most critical steps in test planning. Aggressively communicating test estimation is the first way you can set quality expectations for software. Like software developers who want to just jump straight into coding, we often find ourselves concentrating on the product and how we want to break things. This is important. However, we can find 50 ways to break something but it won't happen if we don't have enough time.

In this presentation we talk about some key metrics to capture to ramp up your estimation. We’ll also talk about some tactics to implement them. To do this we'll cover some ideas from a Test Maturity Model, cover some basic negotiation skills and I’ll cover some of our recent estimation wins and losses.

About the Speaker:
As the Technical Director of Quality Assurance at CTS, Jonathan oversees all contracted Quality Assurance engagements and assists in managing testing efforts for all Software Development engagements. His responsibilities also include acquiring and maintaining partnerships with Quality Assurance vendors, identifying the necessary software testing skill sets CTS QA engineers need in order to remain competitive in the market, and supporting the sales team in a sales engineer role. Jonathan joined the CTS team 7 years ago, bringing a vast amount of Computer Science knowledge with him from Jacksonville State University; 3 years help desk support knowledge and 3 years development experience. Jonathan has a deep experience level with Manual, Automated, Performance Testing, Quality Assurance Methodology Consulting, and Quality Assurance Organization Setup, Risk Management and maintains his advanced ISTQB testing certification. Jonathan also possesses experience using Micro Focus, Silk, Selenium, HP, and Microsoft Testing Tools.

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   6:30 – 7:00  Networking & Refreshments
   7:00 – 7:15  Welcome and Job Announcements
   7:15 – 8:15 Presentation. The last 15 minutes is for Q&A    8:15 – 8:30  Networking

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  1000 Abernathy Road NE
  Building 400
  Atlanta, GA 30328

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The Atlanta Quality Assurance Association (AQAA) was founded in 1984 with the belief that no one company or individual can learn everything that is needed to assure a Quality Environment. AQAA is a not-for-profit organization which is organized to share state-of-the-art Quality Assurance methods, tools and techniques among its members. Our membership is comprised of professionals working primarily in the information systems industry. The AQAA is a Quality Assurance Institute (QAI) Federation Chapter.


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AQAA Meeting Dates for 2014
  • May 13, 2014
  • June 10, 2014
  • July 8, 2014
  • August 12, 2014
  • September 9, 2014
  • October 14, 2014
  • November 11, 2014
  • December 9, 2014

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