Planned Chaos: Malicious Test Day

Ted Rivera, Tivoli/IBM Quality Assurance

In a test and verification organization, it can be easy to fall into predictable ruts and miss finding important defects. Use the creativity of your test team, developers, users, and managers to find those hidden bugs before the software goes into production. Ted Rivera details how his organization conceived of, administers, evaluates, and benefits from periodic malicious test days. Learn ways to make your days of planned chaos productive, valuable, and, yes, even fun. Give both testers and non-testers an opportunity to find inventive ways to break your products and you'll get some surprising results.

  • The danger of too much predictability and the results you can expect from a malicious test day
  • Create and administer your own malicious test day
  • Maximize the benefits of malicious test days

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