Thursday, October 19, 2006

Monday, October 09, 2006

Meeting Announcement, Thursday, October 19th (Please RSVP for the lunch provided by Devon)

Time and Location
Red Earth QA's October meeting will be held on the 3rd floor of 100 N. Broadway in the 3rd floor from 12-1pm on Thursday, October 19th. Lunch will be provided by Devon, so please RSVP by Tuesday October 17th.

Lunch will be available starting at 11:30 for those that can come early. Lunch will still be available during the meeting.

Carol Kates from Teleflora will present a couple of testing tips from the following book:

Effective Software Testing – 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Testing by Elfriede Dustin. The book will be available if anyone would like to borrow it.

After the presentation please be ready to actively participate with testing tips/improvements of your own! You know what they are – let’s share! What’s been the biggest improvement YOU’VE applied recently? How do YOU handle planning test cases using high level requirements or (heaven forbid!) no requirements? Where in your applications do YOU find the most defects when you test – do you find them due to prior planning or do you use the ‘ad hoc’ method? How do you identify test cases? Do you create a test case matrix to trace back to requirements? What do YOU do if the requirements team can’t update use cases/requirement documentation due to a lack of planning in the project plan or a lack of resources? How do YOU find out about changes to the software? What tips do YOU have when working with automated testing tools? How do You determine the functionality you’ll regression test? Are you smoke testing too long with every build? If YOU don’t receive any communication about the project status, what do you do to stay abreast of what’s going on?

Look at the whole project lifecycle process and share YOUR suggestions for improving the final outcome. Don’t worry if you think ‘Oh everyone does this anyway!” You’d be surprised to find that not everybody does it! Let’s talk about what YOU are doing! I’m positive everyone will leave the meeting with a tip or two that just might work out for YOU!

Can't Attend in Person?
We will have teleconferencing available:

Call 1-877-869-2112

Use passcode 6595084

- You can park in Main Street Parking on Main or you can find street parking.
- From I-40, take the Robinson Exit. Go North on Robinson to Main. Right on Main. You can either go to Main Street Parking or continue to Broadway. You will see 100 N Broadway on your left across Broadway. The building says 'Chase' at the top.

Additional Info
The Red Earth QA SIG is an Information Technology organization that focuses on improving the quality of software implementation projects by sharing information on testing tools and techniques. This also includes networking with peers that may or may not be full-time Quality Assurance staff.