F14-11/6: Insightful Testing

Track/s: Strategy

To test, or not to test, that is the choice: whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the rigors of requirements-based testing or to freshly find insights in our testing and by renewed awareness prevail? Sure, we make choices in our testing practices leveraging our prior experiences and training on the discipline. How you understand the insights of our own thinking in the engagement of making choices about testing is essential to fully developing your ninja skills as a tester.

In this fun and cognitively engaging session, participants will engage in exercises to practice different techniques to enable new perspectives on how to make our choices in testing and apply how we might use apathy in the sequence of our logic; as opposed to positive, outcomes-based test choices.

Session Takeaways:

  • Unlock the secrets to truly creative and insightful thinking in your exploratory testing
  • Explore how to make choices in our focus and attention while designing, improvising and conducting tests
  • Alternative ways to help manage the deluge of decisions we must make in real-time, exploratory testing
  • Identifying items we absolutely do not care about, and why we don’t care about them in our tests

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Session Speaker:

Mark Tomlinson – Performagician, West Evergreen Consulting, LLC
Mark TomlinsonMark Tomlinson is a performance engineering and software testing consultant. His career began in 1992 with a comprehensive two-year test for a life-critical transportation system, a project which captured his interest in software testing, quality assurance, and test automation. That first test project sought to prevent trains from running into each other — and Mark has metaphorically been preventing “train wrecks” for his customers for the past 20 years. He has broad experience with real-world scenario testing of large and complex systems and is regarded as a leading expert in software testing automation with a specific emphasis on performance. For the majority of Mark’s career, he has worked for companies as a testing practitioner and consultant using the leading products for performance testing, profiling, and measurement. He has also consistently established close ties and relationships with the major vendors who create these tools. Mark worked for six years at Microsoft Corporation as a performance consultant and engineer in the Microsoft Services Labs, in the Enterprise Engineering Center and in the SQL Server labs. His efforts to foster the success of Microsoft’s top-tier Enterprise customers were focused on their early adoption of Microsoft products as part of mission-critical operations. In 2008, as the LoadRunner Product Manager at HP Software, Mark led the team to deliver leading innovations for performance testing and engineering as part of HP’s suite of performance validation and management products. Mark now offers coaching, training, and consulting to help customers adopt modern performance testing and engineering strategies, practices, and behaviors for better performing technology systems.

Speaker Details:

Mark Tomlinson – Performagician, West Evergreen Consulting, LLC
Twitter: @mtomlins
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Website: PerfBytes.com
Blog: MTomlins.blogspot.com
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