Training: Tool Support for Testing

Tool Support Classifications - 1 hour
There are many different types of tool that support testing activities throughout the lifecycle. This session covers 21 different types of tool from the most common "Test Management" tools to the more unusual "Error Seeding" tools. Learn their advantages and disadvantages and how they can assist and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of testing. Discover whether there are any "tool gaps" that could enhance your own testing process.

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Cheap and Free Tools - 1 hour

This session is a must for those organisations with limited budget or limited time to develop their own testing tools. A number of "free" tools will be demonstrated showing the power and versatility of the tools. Learn about open-source tools and when to consider creating your own tools. During this session you will be provided with a Cheap and Free tool list for all stages of the testing lifecycle.

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Selecting and Implementing tools - 30 minutes

Choosing the most appropriate tool to meet your needs can be a daunting task and a costly activity if the right tool is not selected. Learn the correct process of successfully selecting the right tool to meet both your needs and constraints. Once selected, the tool must be deployed to the rest of the organisation. This session shows how this should be done in order to maximise the benefits. Selecting and implementing the right tool could save both time and money within your organisation, discover how to create a cost benefit analysis and how to report benefits to senior management.

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Scripting Techniques for Execution Tools - 1 hour

Test execution tools have been used for regression testing since 1990, yet very few organisations have experienced significant payback with the initial investment being made. One of the major reasons for this is because of the scripting techniques being adopted within the organisation. Learn the differences between the various scripting techniques; linear, structured, data-driven and keyword driven, and how to effectively progress from one to the other to achieve maximum benefit. This session also explains how, by investing time and effort in developing data-driven and keyword driven scripting can significantly reduce maintenance effort.

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