Full Day Class: Trimming Down Your QA Effort While Maintaining Quality

The “Trimming Down Your QA Effort While Maintaining Quality” class is now full and registration is closed.

Are you struggling meeting demands for quality and effective testing in your organization? Do you feel that there has to be a better, quicker way to get things done? Is your quality organization delivering effective and precise work? Are the processes that comprise your organization fine-tuned for excellence?   Do you know the value that you are bringing to your organization? If you don’t know or aren’t sure, this course is for you. Those of us in quality face many challenges in today’s software development world. Quality Assurance and even testing is often perceived as an extra, as overhead and generally, a cost center. To some extent, this is true. It is an investment in the long term and quality of your product or service in where the value can come back to you in any number of ways and most are not immediate or instant. Quality organizations that know the effectiveness of their organization and can demonstrate value are much more successful. This course takes a look at applying Lean principles to Quality Assurance and testing processes to see if we can eliminate waste and improve.

Learning Objectives:

The primary objective of this course is to introduce Lean concepts such as “waste” in light of software quality assurance and control organizations and to propose an approach to evaluating and improving your quality organization. At the end of the course students will have:

  • Been introduced to basic lean concepts and their applicability to testing and quality assurance
  • Looked at the quality assurance and testing process from a lean perspective
  • Explored potential areas of waste in quality assurance and testing
  • Been introduced to techniques to implement improvements for potential waste areas
  • Practiced using lean techniques for identifying and resolving potential testing and quality assurance “waste”

Course Outline: 

  • Module 1: Lean, Waste and SW Quality Assurance and Control
    • Lean and waste
    • Lean and software development
    • Lean and software quality and testing
    • Software testing and waste
  • Module 2: Evaluating A Quality Organization’s Waste
    • Tools for evaluating waste
    • Evaluating your Quality Assurance activities
    • Evaluating your Quality Control (Testing) activities
    • Practical applications for evaluating waste
  • Module 3: Doing Something About your Organization’s Waste
    • What are solutions to software testing waste area
    • Aligning waste with organizational goals and outcomes
    • Practical applications for solutions to “testing” / “quality assurance” waste

Location: Date: April 18, 2016 Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm hs_ ClyneiceChaney Clyneice Chaney