April 2018 Webinar:

Join us on Monday, April 2nd at 10:00am PST for the AST’s presentation of “Testing the Right Path Well” also known as A Context Driven Solution to a Death March Problem with Path-Based Test Design with Rob Sabourin.

Software testing is hard. Software testing is intractable. Complete software testing is impossible. That’s why test design is all about focusing, by helping us explore a reasonable subset of the possible to gain valuable risk related insights.

The stakes were high. The odds were against us. Context drove our approach. We studied a different point of view. Ignored testing how the system worked. Instead we modeled how the user worked. We didn’t ask what the system did for the user; we asked what the user did with the system.

You’ll feel the sweat on his brow, as Robert used his Swiss army knife and wielded a blade unfamiliar to most testers, which sliced the problem to it’s essence and saved the client – without exaggeration – millions of dollars – solving a business-critical death march problem.

Rob will share how Context-Driven Testing can dramatically resolve complex business problems by matching problems to solution approaches and literally let the punishment fit the crime. This is an AST STYLE experience report showing how an “old school” “dusty” and “oft forgotten” white box test technique saved a complex multi-tier transactional business project for one of America’s most important insurance companies.

Join us on Monday, April 2nd at 10:00am PST with Rob Sabourin sharing this captivating tale, hosted by Chris Kenst (@ckenst). Even if you can’t make it, register to receive the recording and be alerted to future AST Webinars!

About the Presenter:

Rob Sabourin has more than thirty-six years of management experience leading teams of software development professionals. A highly-respected member of the software engineering community, Rob has managed, trained, mentored, and coached hundreds of top professionals in the field. He frequently speaks at conferences and writes on software engineering, SQA, testing, management, and internationalization. Rob authored “I am a Bug!”, the popular software testing children’s book; works as an adjunct professor of software engineering at McGill University; and serves as the principal consultant (and president/janitor) of AmiBug.Com, Inc. Contact Rob at rsabourin@amibug.com or robsab@gmail.com.