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Test Focus Group: Setup Efficient Performance Test Process & Regression Testing

Please RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/seattle-software-test-talk

=== Agenda =====
6:00pm - 6:20pm, Pizza & social
6:20pm - 6:30pm, Introduction
6:30pm - 7:30pm, How to Apply Agile/Scrum Methodology to Improve Performance Test Process, by Emily Ren

Methodology in Performance Testing is not as clear and mature as Functional Testing in many companies. Performance Testing is a very challenging job. It is very different from functional testing and can be highly frustrating. Much of performance testing is an uphill battle and requires stellar cooperation and coordination from all involved. It is essential for the performance testing team and the project team to work together and set up a well thought out performance testing process with proper methodology.

This presentation will discuss the common mistakes in Performance Test processes, and how to apply Agile/Scrum methodology for the team to work effectively to optimize the outcome of performance testing and tuning activities.

7:40pm -8:40pm, 30 years regression testing: past, present, and future by Jean Hartmann from Microsoft.

In this talk, I will discuss the evolution of regression testing strategies through the decades, starting out as a research topic in the early 1980’s, followed by development and early deployment by industry R&D labs in the 1990’s to adoption by software companies in the 21st century. Each decade is described in terms of the challenges faced by regression testing, projects are highlighted in which these strategies are applied and the future of these techniques is explored.

8:40pm -9:00pm, lucky draw&mingle.

speaker bio:

Emily Ren has 14 year experience in software testing, specializing in Performance Testing and Engineering Process and automation tools. She has worked with many companies for large application performance testing, as well as strategic consulting. Emily prides herself on her drive to use cutting edge technologies, as well as on her insistence of applying best practices to set up strategic and efficient test processes to do outstanding job.

Jean Hartmann is a Principal Test Architect in Microsoft’s Office Division with previous experience as Test Architect for Internet Explorer and Developer Division. His main responsibility includes driving the concept of software quality throughout the product development lifecycle. He spent twelve years at Siemens Corporate Research as Manager for Software Quality, having earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1993, while researching the topic of selective regression test strategies.

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  • Robert M.

    Stuff I need to learn about. Looking forward to it.

    May 4, 2013

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