April 23, 2013

Lacking Time, Resources, and Respect? Achieve Software Quality Anyway

Requirements Management
In organizations where rushing software out the door is the standard operating procedure, test managers must develop inventive ways to recruit and retain staff, find time to perform the essentials of testing, and ensure that important defects are addressed. At this week’s Software Test Professional Conference and Expo in San Diego, Seapine Software solution evangelist Peter Varhol and Gerie Owen, testing manager for Northeast Utilities (NU), will be presenting a panel that addresses the challenges these test managers face. In “Achieving Software Quality Without Organizational Commitment” (Session 1002), Varhol and Owen will provide ideas for test managers who don’t have the time or resources to do their jobs in the way they were trained. The two experts will discuss why organizations find it so difficult to commit to quality, and show attendees how to:
  • Foster a commitment to quality among project managers and senior managers
  • Create an effective QA process with limited time, few resources and little funding
  • Create an effective QA team using resources within the organization
  • Keep the team motivated in a test-averse climate
“If you are frustrated with a lack of time, resources, and respect,” Varhol said, “this presentation is designed to give you some tools to fight back.” “Achieving Software Quality Without Organizational Commitment” is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 25.