Systems Testing and Quality Assurance
It should be a goal of every system development project to deliver a system free of defects, on time and in a cost-effective manner. This course is designed to give students the practical skills and the specific techniques to build the zero defect concept into their methods of building and maintaining systems. The primary emphasis of the workshop is to avoid errors rather than do re-work to correct them.
Our approach is straightforward. We believe there is a direct and demonstrable relationship between the quality of the requirements analysis, the quality of the test plans that result, and the quality of the operational system. Here are some of the benefits your organization will receive: slashed time and cost of re-work and systems maintenance, systems built more quickly, increased user confidence in system quality, and reduced or eliminated errors in operational systems.
Upon completion of this workshop, students will be able:
- Incorporate the Zero Defect concept into their methods of building and maintaining systems
- Develop an integrated design, construction and test plan
- Develop practices that prevent errors from occurring prior to system testing
- Verify & validate the quality of the system during each phase of a system's life cycle
- Conduct inspections and structured walkthroughs
- Explain the role of smoke testing
- Document and use test results (metrics) to pinpoint functions of the systems development process that need improvement
- Design effective test cases using white-box and black-box techniques
- Use various systems tests: stress, volume, regression, etc.
- Create test objectives and acceptance criteria
E-mail Heith Hart or call (443) 692-6599 if you have any questions about this course or if you would like to be added to the interest list.