The BBST Bug Advocacy enrollment deadline is quickly approaching!  Take the next step in building your skills as a tester and enroll in the May 15th Bug Advocacy class.

Bug reports are not just neutral technical reports. They are persuasive documents. The key goal of the bug report author is to provide high quality information, well written, to help stakeholders make wise decisions about which bugs to fix. Key aspects of the content of this course include:

  • Defining key concepts (such as software error, quality, and the bug processing work-flow)
  • The scope of bug reporting (what to report as bugs, and what information to include)
  • Bug reporting as persuasive writing
  • Bug investigation to discover harsher failures and simpler replication conditions
  • Excuses and reasons for not fixing bugs
  • Making bugs reproducible
  • Lessons from the psychology of decision-making: bug-handling as a multiple-decision process dominated by heuristics and biases.
  • Style and structure of well-written reports
  • Gaining real world experience writing bug reports in a public forum, suitable for presenting at interviews or to an employer

More information about Bug Advocacy

Enrollment Deadline: May 11th, 2011
Dates: May 15, 2011 – Jun 11, 2011
Cost: $200 ($300 for Non-members)
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Prerequisite: You must have passed Foundations to be eligible to take this class.