Testing at 43,000 Feet: Reporting Risk That Matters

Alexandre Bauduin

Testing dashboards can give stakeholders the false impression that projects are under control. But are they really? As a tester, you can see a counter indicating a high percentage of passing tests but know that you may still have critical failures in the product. Alexandre Bauduin will share his experience with test reporting, which goes beyond tallying bugs, counting test cases, and computing a variety of coverage measures. Alexandre will demonstrate how teams can report meaningfully on whether we are testing the right thing well. He will share different reporting strategies in which stakeholders are provided an indication of risks that matter and their impact on business. You will take away several strategies about how to report and advocate for risks and indicate progress on important, impactful aspects of the project. Learn how to take test reporting from doom-and-gloom defect lists and bug reports into the realm of critical management guidance, showing stakeholders how they can rebalance efforts and expend resources to successfully advance the project.

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About the Presenter

Alexandre Bauduin  is a 51 year old world traveler. He worked in consulting firms gaining experience in several fields (medical, manufacturing, aerospace, pay TV, data warehouse—to name a few) in different countries (Switzerland, France, Spain, Canada, etc.) His career started in the space industry where he discovered his passion for aerospace, working on both military and civilian projects. He was sometimes steered away from aerospace but his passion pushed him to become an airline pilot, as a way to really understand how those instruments he programmed and integrated were operating in a cockpit. One of his last challenges was to organize flight simulator testing into a lean manufacturing environment. He works with milling machines, draftsmanship, accounting and finance, software development, electronic design and industrial robots, and it is always fun for him to use an oscilloscope, an ARINC bus analyzer, and step into assembly language or stall a Boeing 777!

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