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What we learn from our experiences helps shape us as human beings. What we learn from the experiences of others can give us new insight and new perspectives. At this year’s conference speakers will share with you the lessons that they have learned in Software Testing, as well as how these lessons influence the way that we approach testing both now and in the future.

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Wednesday, August 28 • 11:05am - 12:20pm
What is good evidence

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By marshaling credible and persuasive evidence, influential testers answer three basic questions: How good is the product? What testing did you do? Why is the testing any good? Feeble evidence and the behaviors associated with it are common testing maladies and threats to your ability to tell a compelling story. What are the qualities of strong evidence, and the anti-patterns and risks of weak evidence?

Griffin Jones presents the different qualities and types of evidence. We review threats to the credibility and persuasiveness of your work, such as:  The danger of false-negative results reported as “pass - as expected”, “Lullaby Language” as an anti-pattern of Lean’s Genchi Genbutsu (go-and-see), the danger of obsessing on efficiency and how it biases the observer. Finally, we show how over-scripted procedures can superficially conceal fatal evidentiary flaws. Be intentional and critical about the type and quality of your evidence. Leave with the skills to recognize and evaluate the dangers and risks, strengths and weaknesses of the evidence you use for your testing story.

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griffin jones

Consultant, Congruent Compliance and SolutionsIQ
An agile tester, trainer, and coach, Griffin Jones provides consulting on context-driven software testing and regulatory compliance to companies in regulated and unregulated industries. Recently, he was the director of quality and regulatory compliance at iCardiac Technologies which... Read More →

Wednesday August 28, 2013 11:05am - 12:20pm CDT
Madison Ballroom AB One John Nolen Drive Madison, WI 53703

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