Test Automation User Group meets on the third Wednesday of every other month to discuss best practices for software test automation, success stories, code clinics, lessons learned, testing tools, frameworks etc...
The group is free for test automation professionals in Minneapolis/St. Paul Area. Register and participate in the meetings.
Social and Pizza at 6:15 pm
Presentation starts at 6:30 pm
“When will the tests be green?” Have you heard that question? I submit that, until we fix all the bugs, they never will be! Project leaders look to the test results to know if we can release. They want to see “Green” on the status board. Green means all tests are passing. Will they ever? Experience tells us very few releases are delivered completely bug free. When designing metrics we need to take care that we do not encourage bad behavior. Pushing for “Green” test results can result in bad behavior: The removal of failing tests or (worse yet) the modification of tests to pass with known defects in the software, all in an effort to report “Green”. This presentation suggests a new way to manage results, and expectations, so that your tests are true to the quality of the product.
About the Presenter:
Bill Roske is a Principal Consultant and Quality Architect at Magenic. Areas of expertise include software quality strategy, Agile development and testing, software test automation, and testing infrastructures. At Magenic, Bill focuses on delivering Quality Assurance approaches for clients, as well as developing re-usable solutions for Quality Assurance and Automated Testing. With over 30 years of software industry experience, predominantly in quality engineering and testing, Bill is a visionary and creative problem solver. Bill is a proud father and grandfather. He is also a certified master mechanic and enjoys auto repair on the weekends.