Test Status Reporting: Focus Your Message for Executives

Stephan Obbeck, KROLL Consulting AG

Test status reporting is a key factor in the success of test projects. Stephan Obbeck shares some ideas on how to communicate more than just a red-yellow-green status report to executive management and discusses how the right information can influence their decisions. Testers often create reports that are too technical, losing crucial information in a mountain of detailed data. Management needs to make decisions—based on data they do understand—that support the test project. Stephan explains how stakeholder and risk analysis helps you identify recipients of a report and what information is of interest to them. Learn different ways of presenting data to support your message and to get the most possible attention from the executive level. Discover how to avoid pitfalls when generating reports from test automation. Produce a summary of statistics that provides insight into a test project.

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